Tue04152014

Last updateTue, 04 Nov 2014 9pm

    2Q14-MetroCast VIP-HBO 500x125

Banner printing Comm Dental

Third time’s a charm for CBMS Lady Drifters

For the community of Colonial Beach, they are truly a ray sunshine. On Wednesday at the Drifterdome, the Colonial Beach Middle School girls basketball team accomplished the memorable feat of winning their third Northern Neck District Championship in row by defeating the Northumberland Indians, 46-25.

“We started out with a earthquake, and later at the beginning of school we had a hurricane that brought flash floods,” Colonial Beach Elementary School Principal Julia Britt said. “This team kept our spirits up by consistently winning, and this championship was something for everyone to look forward too.”

The Drifters withstood a potent Indian attack led by Rajaa Sheloazz, who scored 23 points, while scoring over 50% at

the foul line.

On the winning side, the entire starting Drifter lineup consistently crashed both the offensive and defensive boards at will. On the floor, point guard Jordan McGuinnis, and forward Heather Parsons harassed the Indians with turnovers (steals), which lead to fast break opportunities. Drifters reaching the three digit game milestone were forward Deniya Newman (16 points), shooting guard Kenzie Cox (10 points), and center Meghan Seaman (10 points).

Elated over her first year, Drifters Middle School girls’ head coach Marisa Jacobs said, “From the start to the final game the girls have had an awesome season. The last three years have been simply amazing. We had a lot of new girls that stepped up, complimented by new players that transferred in. I am really proud of them.”

In the first quarter, the Drifters, led by two steals from McGinnis, opened the game with a 5-0 run. While Cox added four points from the mid-range area, Newman and Seaman combined for 11 points to extend the Drifter lead to 17-3 to end the quarter.

With the Drifter cheerleading team screaming from the bleachers, Newman blasted by opposing Indians with an additional seven points to increase their lead at half-time a 28-6.

In the third quarter, the Indians began to show signs of life as Sheloazz single handedly pushed the Drifters to the brink with steals, and deflections. She also recorded three trips to the foul line, while scoring a total of five points to cut the Drifter lead to 36-16.

Sheloazz’s brave performance continued into the fourth quarter; however, it was not enough, as the Drifters withstood a Indian nine-point rally to score 10 points of their own. After an assist from Newman to Seaman for a lay-up, the game was over, and the Drifters accomplished a dream come true—a perfect 12-0 season, and their third district championship in a row.

Northern Neck District semi-finals
The Northern Neck District championship against the Washington & Lee Eagles was no walk in the park for the Drifters.

After the Drifters ran up a 4-0 lead to start the game, the Eagles responded with a 7-3 run. Eagle guard Alexia Wilson lead the charge with four points. At the end of the first quarter the visiting Eagles led 7-8.
The second quarter proved to be a clinic in defense for the host Drifters, as they controlled  the offensive and defensive boards. The Drifters scored an additional 12 points courtesy of Seaman, Newman, Parsons, and Shelby Modlin.

In the third quarter the Drifters held the Eagles scoreless. Parsons was relentless as she aggressively stalked opposing Eagle ball handlers. Combined with Eagle turnovers, and stalling for time, the Drifters ended the quarter with a sizeable 25-13 lead.

In the final quarter, with the end in sight, the Drifters continued to suffocate the Eagles with scoring from both foul line and field. Forward Collie Sexton scored the Drifters final points with a jumper to win the game, 36-19.

Leonard Banks
Sports editor

201404chamberlink

 

201403source

 

201401kgpr

Contact Us

The Journal Press, Inc. P. O. Box 409, 10250 Kings Hwy. King George, VA 22485

EditorialAdvertisingOffice
Ruth Herrink, Publisher
540-469-4144
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks, Production
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks, Sports editor
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Steve Detwiler
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Drue Murray
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phyllis Cook
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charlene Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cindy Ailey
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Linda Farneth,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elizabeth Foreman,
540-709-7076
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charlene Franks, Accounts
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Leggitt
540-993-7460
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Deem
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bonnie Gouvisis
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Deem, Community Events
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advertising Information
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jessica Herrink
540-469-4031
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal Print Shop

Contact Steve Detwiler

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7288 • 540-775-2024

Quikey

Bulletline

Holiday Cards and Cards for all Occasions

Balloon House