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Website © 2020. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal. THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 5 Fox point guard, Halia Ellis scored 18 points against a tough Spotsylvania defense. photo by Leonard Banks LEONARD BANKS season, the Foxes girls' basketball team has shown consistency. In fact, Sports editor the Foxes (1-1, 7-2) have won their ~he Foxes delivered a 47-33 win last six out of seven games. over the Knights of Spotsylvania In the first quarter, the Knights High School Friday during a non- kept the score close by being faster conference girls' varsity basketball, on both offensive and defensive at Spotsylvania. boards. However, three minutes Fox point guard, Halia Ellis led the into the contest, the tables turned as Foxes with 18 points, while Megan the Foxes rallied from a two-point Montague added 7 points. Knight deficit to take a 10-6 lead. For the Knights, Amaya Archie led Ellis disrupted the Knights offense Spotsylvania with 11 points, includ- with steals and forced miscues. Ellis ing one 3-pointer. Tasharna Barnett finished the low-scoring quarter (10- and Ashley Green both finished with 6) with five points. seven points for the Knights. In the following quarter, the Foxes In spite of inexperience, and re- took full control of the boards, and gardless oTcompetition, King George post, as they extended their lead to has defied the odds. Throughout the 19-7. Ellis and Keasia Butler corn- bined for six points, as the quarter ended with a 10-point King George (22-12) lead. As the Foxes' Ionnae Usher and Brianna Martin continued their dom- inance of the boards (seven straight rebounds), the Knights defense slow- ly fell apart. Although Knight guard Archie managed to keep Spotsylvania within range with eight points, the Foxes held a 9-10 point lead through- out the third quarter (35-26). Ellis took control of the game in the final quarter by adding an ad- ditional six points that extended the Foxes lead and final score to 47-33. The Foxes next game will be a con- ference game against Chancellor on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Foxes swim teams Spotsylvania, photo by Leonard Banks During the 1A Conference 43 girls varsity basketball matchup featuring Colonial Beach and Essex, on Tues- day, in Colonial Beach, fans witnessed the Drifters score 69 points while giving up 37 to the LadyTrojans. LEONARD BANKS "We played with a little bit of inten- Drifters on a 17-4 run, the flatfooted Sports editor sity:' Essex offense finished the third quar- The first quarter set the tone for the ter with 12 points. Pratt later finished At this stage of the 2015-2016 conference matchup. The dynamics the game with 20 points. season, the Drifters (2-0, 8-5) of how the full count run attack af- As for the Drifters, they extended gift's basketball team are showing fected the Trojans offense created a their lead to 27 points. no signs of slowing down. After hole (13-1 at 2:20) that the visitors In the final quarter, the Drifters dispensing of Essex (69-37), it from the lower Northern Neck could focused on ball control, with Wilson appears that the Drifters have re- never recover from. With Kenya frequently visiting the foul line. A1- tained their identity. Henry, and Ruczynski providing an though the Trojans scored the final On Tuesday, in the Dr.ifterdome unbreakable barrier, and the Drifters six points, their efforts proved futile, at Colonial Beach High School, back court led by Wilson and New- as the Drifters won 69-37. the Drifters ran the visiting Tro- man creating fast-break opportuni- On Thursday, during a conference jan offense into the floor. Three ties, the Trojans offense seemed to be home game, the Drifters contin- Drifters eclipsed double figures: running on empty towards the close ued their winning stride by defeat- Deniya Newman (20 points),of the first half. ing top-seeded Lancaster 44-26. On Tamra Ruczynski (14 points), Confronted with a 20-3 Drifter Thursday, Jan. 14, the Drifters will Alexia Wilson(13 points), lead, Trojan guard Denaisha Pratt host Northumberland. Results of the "I'm pretty pleased with to- attempted to cut into the lead with Jan. 12 away game featuring Wash- night's performancC' Drifters shots attempted inside the arc. ington & Lee were not available due head coach Keith Dickerson said. However, with Newman leading the to press deadlines. Caroline, and Courtland " ~2 LEONARD BANKS Sports editor The Foxes girls' and boys' teams hosted :and defeated three local schools Jan. 8 in the form of Spotsyl- vania, Courtland and Caroline. Fox swimmer Jacob Miller post- ed a state cut in the 200-meter IM (2:18.15). Miller also placed first and broke a KGHS school record in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:03.12. Jessica Miller broke her own re- cord in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:20.30. Miller also placed first in the 50-meter freestyle (29.71). Nate Wilson recorded double wins in the 100-meter butterfly (1:30.15), and the 100-meter backstroke (1:14.21). Emily Sizemore posted double wins in the 100-meter back- stroke, 1:10.66, and 100-meter free- style, 1:04.32. Other first place Fox perfor- mances included: Gabby Thompson, girls 100-meter butterfly, 1:15.23; gifts 200-meter relay, 2:01.22; boys 200-meter relay, 1:58.01; gifts 200-meter medley relay, 2:16.06; Cat Wilson, gifts 200-meter IM, 2:51.37; gifts 400-meter freestyle re- lay, 4:26.02. On January 14, King George will travel to compete against Hanover High School to compete against Randolph Macon. /, photo by Leonard Banks On Friday, at the King George Family YMCA, the Foxes boys and girls swim teams easily won their quad meet against Spotsylvania, Caroline, and Courtland. MARIE O. KUNLO BUILDING Home of RACSB's King George County Mental Health, Intellectual Disability & Substance Abuse Clinic Short-Term $ervioes: Licensed Therapists, Board Certified Psychiatrists, Specialized Substance Abuse Programs, Child & Adoles- cent Services, 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Long-Term Mental Health & Intellectual Disability Services: Case Management, Residential Programs, Day Support Services (15) 2BR/1.SBA Two Story Units Offered Separately or as an Entirety Most Units Currently Rented Located in IGng's Wood Community Across the Potomacffom Maryland Sale Ordered by g.s. Bankruptcy Court L* Sperry Van Nesso/Motleys : i ~ ~ ~