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www.journalpress.com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 5 sex LEONARD BANKS Sports Editor Using their height and speed 77-47. Photo by Leonard Banks advantage, during a varsity boys conference matchup, the Essex Trojans easily outscored the Drifters in the second half to eventually win, Alex Peterson led Essex with 20 points against the Drifters in a 77-47 win Jan. 19 in Colonial Beach, during a 1A Conference 43 boy's varsity basketball game. Trojan forward Kenny Acree equaled Petersoffs scoring total with 20 points. Currently, Rappahannock is in second place in the conference with a one-game lead over Essex. As for Colonial Beach, Lamar Lucas led all Drifter scorers with 20 points. Throughout the first quarter, both teams were nearly dead even on the scoreboard with the Trojans holding a 1 or 2 point advantage throughout the period. However in the final 20 seconds, the Drifters took an 18-17 lead on a 3-pointer from Lucas. As fate would have it, the Trojan guard, Rasaun Monroe launched a near-half court buzzer beating 3-pointer to take a 20-18 lead. Six different Trojans scored during the quarter, while the Drifters scored two 3-pointers in the remaining minutes to keep the score within reach. In the second quarter, during the first 3 1/2 minutes, the Trojans defense held the Drifters to three points. Using his size and quickness, Peterson kept the Drifters defense off balance. Offensively, Peterson added nine points, including scoring 4 of 5 from the free-throw line. While the Drifters failed to box in or control Peterson, the Trojans forwards, led by Acree frequently crashed the boards, opening up fast break opportunities for their back court. The Trojans closed out the quarter with a 6-0 run, and a 10-point lead (35-25). At the start of the third quarter, the Drifters offense struggled to penetrate the post, guarded by Peterson. After the Trojan guards combined for five unanswered points, Peterson added 8 points, including a dunk that extended the Trojan lead to 53-36. In the final quarter, the Drifters attempt at a miracle rally was silenced with the Trojans disrupting their defense, and Peterson adding another six points to a 14-2 run, including another dunk. Monroe punctuated the run by scoring the final six points. The Jan. 22 game against Rappahannock was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Drifters will go back into action on Tuesday, Jan. 26, against Essex, at Essex High School, in Tappahannock. Y STAFF REPORTS yard freestyle (5:30.91). Jessica also placed first in the girl's 100-yard breaststroke On Jan. 12 in Mechanicsville during (1:11.19). a non-conference dual meet against Other Foxes who placed first in their Hanover High School, the Foxes boys' events included Stephen Hunt, boy's 100- (93-75) and girls' (122.50-47.50) swim yard backstroke (1:01.66); Bo Ludwig, teams cruised past the Hanover Hawks~ boy's 100-yard freestyle (54.19); Tamara Foxes who made state cuts included Wheater, girl's 200-yard IM (2:24.16); Jacob Miller, Nate Wilson, Emily Sizemore Gabby Thompson, girl's 100-yard and Jessica Miller. backstroke (1:07.38). Miller placed first and made a state cut With the exception of the boys 400- in the boys 200-yard freestyle (1:50.25). yard freestyle relay, the Foxes won the Jacob also placed first in the boy's 50-yard following events: boy's 200-yard medley freestyle (22.50). Sizemore finished first relay (1:46.25); girl's 200-yard medley and made a state cut in the girl's 50-yard relay (1:58.09: boys 200-yard freestyle freestyle (25.94). Sizemore also placed first relay (1:33.84); girls 200-yard freestyle in the girl's 100-yard butterfly (56.10). relay (1:49.69); girl's 400-yard freestyle Nate Wilson made a state cut andrelay(3:53.78). placed first in the boy's 200-yard IM with On Friday, January 29th, the Foxes will a time of 2:06.78. Jessica Miller placed travel to James Monroe during an away first and made a state cut in the girls 500- non-conference dual meet. File photo Throughout the winter season, the Foxes boys' and girls' swimming teams have dominated area competition. t L ~ Available Available A~,~mlable Available Leased Available OHlce" I) Office A~ Office B Office Jr2Oflice F 114 s~. 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