IWA sports: Boys, girls teams top Patriots on the court
Published 8:54 pm Monday, January 9, 2023
By James J. Lidington
Isle of Wight Academy
The Isle of Wight Academy varsity girls basketball team finished as the runner-up in the Portsmouth Christian School Holiday Classic, which ran Dec. 16-17.
The Lady Chargers defeated the host school, 38-28, on Dec. 16 before losing to eventual tournament champion Hampton Roads Academy, 42-20, the next day.
IWA juniors Kaitlyn Springle and Reese Upton were named to the all-tournament team.
On Thursday, Jan. 5, the Lady Chargers continued their winning ways against PCS, this time on Benjamin A. Vaughan Court in Jester Gymnasium by a score of 35-27. The win improved the team’s record to 6-2.
Chargers freshman Antonio Harrell had 17 points and teammate Jackson Cofer had 12 as IWA’s varsity boys basketball team avenged a pre-holiday loss to PCS by beating the Patriots, 49-45, at home on Jan. 5.
The win raised IWA’s record to 4-5.
The Chargers were vanquished by the Patriots, 52-50, in the PCS Classic on Dec. 16 but bounced back with a win against Greenbrier Christian Academy, 58-30, on Dec. 17.
- Girls middle school/Girls varsity basketball at Suffolk Christian Academy, 5:30/7 p.m.
- Boys middle school/Boys varsity basketball vs. Suffolk Christian Academy, 5:30/7 p.m.
- Boys junior varsity basketball at Norfolk Academy, 4 p.m.
- Boys JV/Girls varsity/Boys varsity basketball vs. Walsingham Academy, 4/5:30/7 p.m.
- Girls/Boys middle school basketball at Denbigh Baptist Christian School, 11:30 a.m./12:45 p.m.