The Colonial Beach Boys’ Basketball Team is ahead of the pack after two a 2-1 finish last week. While their loss to AAA Riverbend was a tough pill to shallow, the Drifters earned two wins over last year’s defending state contenders—one of which went on to win the Group A Division 2 Championship.
In the overtime 63-58 win for Colonial Beach over Lancaster last Friday, Montie Gould was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points knocking down seven three-pointers.
Keane Foster and Shamar Shanks joined Gould in double digits after the game with Foster adding 11 and Shanks scoring 10. Ethan Harvin chipped in with nine, Paris Muse with seven and Marquel Harris with two.
Lancaster’s Tyler Colding was the second leading scorer in the game with 23 points, but fouled out of the game before overtime. Ricky Gibson chipped in with eight points, followed by Trevon Taylor with seven, Taj Smith with six, Keondra Owens with five, Jovante Smith with four, Chris Turner with three and Brian Moody with two.
Lancaster comes in the season as the defending Group A Division 2 Champions.
Gould had a double-double in the team’s 61-53 overtime win over Essex on Jan. 8. Gould led the team with 25 points and 14 rebounds followed by Foster adding 13.
Muse chipped in with nine points, followed by Marquel Harris with seven, Horton with four, and Devonte Harris, Shanks and Harvin with one.
Alonzo Tompkins led Essex with 20 points followed by L.J. Johnson with nine. D.J. Ashlock, Earl Jones and C.J. Jones chipped in with six points each, followed by Josh Freeman with four and Alex Balderson with two.
Essex won the Region A Championship last season and competed in the first round of the State Tournament
Finally in the 63-28 loss to Riverbend, Foster and Muse led the team scoring seven points each. They were followed by Gould with five, Shanks with three, and Marquel Harris, Horton and Harvin with two each.
The Colonial Beach Lady Drifters were one of the busiest girls basketball teams in the Northern Neck With three games to play. Although it didn’t start well with a loss to Caroline, the Lady Drifters picked up two wins in the district over the vastly improved Essex Trojans and the defending District tournament champion Lancaster Red Devils.
Karley Inscoe led Colonial Beach scoring with seven points in the 44-27 loss at
Caroline. She was joined by Billie Gould collecting 13 rebounds, six steals and two points.
Caneishia Fulcher chipped in with three points, followed by Deniya Newman with four, Emily Parks with six, and Megan Seaman with five.
In the Colonial Beach 62-52 win on Jan. 9, Inscoe led the team with 26 points including seven three-pointers, six in the first half. Fulcher followed in scoring with 16, Gould with eight, Newman with four, McKenzie Conway and Parks with three each, and Seaman with two.
Essex’s Audasia Kelly dropped 14 points to lead her team followed by Zeniya Butler adding 10. Shay Nelson chipped in with eight points along with Vicky Boone and Jaelah Rivers with seven each, Khaylah Brent with four and Kiara Williams with two.
Inscoe was the leading scorer in the 55-46 win over Lancaster on Jan. 10. Inscoe dropped five three-pointers on the defending Northern Neck District Tournament Champions. She was joined by Gould adding 12 points, Fulcher with 10, Newman with eight, and Seaman and Conway with two each.
Lancaster’s Sharda Beane with 12 points followed by Anesha White with 10. Shamerah Taylor chipped in with eight points, along with Aleyah Davenport scoring six, Trenae Henderson with five, Arkasia Sutton with three and Aaliyah Morris-Lee with two.