Northern Neck teams resume basketball season

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Girls’ teams resume action after snow mix

Following two days of snowfall last week, the girls basketball teams resumed play to start this week. Then in the days to come, more rescheduled games will be played.

At Colonial Beach High School on Jan. 28, the  home team defeated the Rappahannock Lady Raiders 64-40.

On Jan. 30, Lancaster and Essex will play in a set of rescheduled games originally set for Jan. 25. Essex boys’ teams will host Lancaster in Tappahannock while the girls’ teams travel to Lancaster High School.

The Essex Lady Trojans will host Washington & Lee on Feb. 1. Then on Feb. 4, the W&L girls’ basketball teams will travel to Northumberland after their game was rescheduled from Jan. 24.

Coming into the start of the week the Colonial Beach Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are ahead in the district. The girls are out to 5-1 start while the boys remained undefeated after six games.

Defeating two playoff teams from a season ago helped the Colonial Beach Lady Drifters before the snowfall. Sitting behind the Drifters are last year’s district tournament champion Lancaster Lady Red Devils (14-3, 4-1), Northumberland (12-4, 3-2) and region champion Rappahannock Lady Raiders (2-4).

The improved Essex Lady Trojans have caused some frustration for these teams to start the season. They will play them all again in the upcoming weeks, along with Washington & Lee (2-14, 0-4).

Last by not least, the JV Lady Drifters from Colonial Beach hold the best winning record over their competitors at 5-1, 10-4 overall. Lancaster (7-4, 3-1) follows behind along with Washington & Lee (5-6, 2-2), Essex (3-7, 2-2), Northumberland (5-9, 2-3) and Rappahannock (0-9, 0-5).

The JV games between Lancaster and Rappahannock set two weeks ago were cancelled and will not be replayed according to school officials.

 

Snow falls, boys return to hardwood

Snowfall came to the Northern Neck last week on two separate days forcing several schools to reschedule mandatory competitions. Now that the snow has cleared for now, teams are getting back to action this week.

At Rappahannock High School, Colonial Beach defeated the home team 75-64 this past Monday. 

On Jan. 30, Lancaster and Essex will play in a set of rescheduled games originally set for Jan. 25. Essex boys’ teams will host Lancaster in Tappahannock while the girls’ teams travel to Lancaster High School.

Then on Feb. 4, the W&L girls’ basketball teams will travel to Northumberland after their game was rescheduled from Jan. 24. The Northumberland Boys’ teams will travel to W&L on Feb. 6 after their game was rescheduled from Jan. 25.

The basketball games between Franklin at Colonial Beach, and the wrestling meet with Washington & Lee and Lancaster traveling to the Mathews Duals on Jan. 26 were all cancelled.

The results of following rescheduled games were not available prior to press: boys and girls games between Rappahannock Northumberland, and Washington & Lee and Lancaster on Jan. 29.

Coming into the start of the week the Colonial Beach Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are ahead in the district. The girls are out to 5-1 start while the boys remained undefeated after six games.

The Northumberland Varsity Boys Basketball Team (10-7, 3-2) trails Colonial Beach after an overtime victory over the defending state champion Lancaster Red Devils (12-3, 3-2). Following behind them is are the defending region champion Essex Trojans (2-8, 2-3), Washington & Lee (7-10, 2-3) and Rappahannock (5-9, 0-6).

In the JV action, the Washington & Lee Boys and Colonial Beach Girls Basketball Teams are holding top place in their groups. Colonial Beach is 5-1, and W&L is 5-0 riding a five game winning streak.

The W&L Eagles ended the week defeating Mathews in a 79-15 win before the snowfall. But, Northumberland trails the W&L Eagles along with Lancaster (11-2, 2-2), Essex (3-5, 2-3), Colonial Beach (9-7, 3-3) and Rappahannock (4-7, 0-5).

The JV games between Lancaster and Rappahannock set two weeks ago were cancelled and will not be replayed according to school officials.

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