Boys Basketball: Washington’s 25 Paces Walsingham Past Petersburg is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Richard Washington led Walsingham over Petersburg. (file photo)
Richard Washington led Walsingham over Petersburg. (File Photo)

Richard Washington scored 25 points to lead Walsingham Academy to a 65-52 win against Petersburg Saturday evening at Prince George High School.

Despite Washington’s strong performance that included 14 first-half points, the Trojans were unable to separate themselves from Petersburg because of unbalanced scoring – four Walsingham players scored in the first half.

Walsingham led Petersburg 25-19 at halftime, but would slowly pull away in the second half.

The Trojans became more efficient on offense in the second half, driving to the lane and earning foul shots. In total, the Trojans converted 11-of-15 free throw attempts in the second half.

Thanks to 11 second-half points by Dusan Vicentic, who finished with 19 points, Walsingham was able to coast to the victory.

Walsingham (10-1) will resume its season Monday at Prince George High School against an opponent yet to be determined.

Petersburg: 9 10 16 17 — 52
Walsingham: 16 9 22 18 — 65

Petersburg: Goode 19, Gregory 4, Davis II 5, L. Jones 2, Coleman 6, Green 5, J. Jones 2, K. Jones 5, Paige 4
Walsingham: Washington 25, Blow 2, Demodna 4, Stewart 14, Vicentic 19, Ptacek 1
3-point goals: Petersburg 7 (Goode 3, Davis II, Coleman, Green, K. Jones), Walsingham 2 (Washington, Stewart)