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Tuesday's game between Williamsburg Christian Academy and Norfolk Christian was offensively sloppy and featured a plethora of fouls.
Despite the slow pace of play because of free throw attempts, Williamsburg Christian Academy came out on top over Norfolk Christian Academy in front of its home crowd 44-25.
The first quarter was the slowest as both teams combined for 14 points and 12 fouls, including nine on Norfolk Christian. WCA went 6-11 from the free-throw line in the first quarter and held a 10-4 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.
WCA's Aquazia Jones scored nine of her 10 points in the second quarter after going 3-5 from the free-throw stripe and hitting three layups. Jones' offensive outburst proved important for WCA after senior Charnissa Chillers drew her fourth foul in the first half and was forced to sit on the bench.
"[Chillers is] our best player and our go-to. With her on the bench I didn't know what we were going to get because she runs the show," WCA Coach Scott Jones said.
With Chillers out of the game, the WCA offense struggled to pick up the pace. Senior Patricia Davie stepped up in the second half after logging three points in the first half. Davie led WCA with six points in the third quarter and five points in the fourth quarter en route to a game-high 14-point performance.
The second half featured less scoring from both teams, but the Eagles were able to extend their lead after holding Norfolk Christian to 10 points in the second half.
By the time the final buzzer sounded, WCA had a comfortable 19-point victory in hand.
WCA (2-0) will continue its season at home against Denbigh Baptist on Monday.
Norfolk Christian: 4 11 2 8 — 25
Williamsburg Christian Academy: 10 15 9 10 — 44
Norfolk Christian: Wasko 10, Ludvik 4, Nozman 8, Gibson 1, Hobbs 2
Williamsburg Christian Academy: T. Jones 5, Davie 14, A. Jones 10, Musfelt 4, Boger 7, Franklin 7, Chillers 4
3-point goals: Norfolk Christian 1 (Wasko), Williamsburg Christian Academy 1 (Boger)
McBeath Accounts for All Walsingham Scoring in Loss
In an unusual statistical outcome, Walsingham Academy's entire scoring output was provided by one player during a Tuesday road game against Steward School.
While the Trojans were defeated 42-17, Christine McBeath scored all of Walsingham's points on 6-21 shooting from the field and 5-8 shooting from the free-throw line.
Walsingham Academy was outclassed by Steward School from the outset, being outscored 10-1 in the first quarter and trailing 20-3 by halftime. By the end of the third quarter, Steward School held a commanding 33-7 lead.
At the heart of Walsingham's problems were turnovers, of which the Trojans committed 34.
While turnovers plagued the Trojans, so did shooting. The Trojans shot a dismal 6-36 from the field and missed every 3-point attempt.
Walsingham (0-1) will resume its season Dec. 4 in the Trinity Episcopal Tournament.
Walsingham Academy: 1 2 4 10 — 17
Steward School: 10 10 13 9 — 42
Walsingham Academy: Christine McBeath 17