by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster took a 13-4 lead in the first quarter then held off a second half comeback by the Lady Chargers on December 18 to beat Middlesex, 37-29, in varsity girls basketball.
The Lady Devils got seven points from Abria Jackson in the first quarter when they took a nine-point lead that they rode for the win.
Khalia Harding hit 5 of 8 free throws in the first half and finished with seven points for Lancaster. Laila Waters spread out 10 to lead LHS as the only double-digit scorer.
Aniyah Thompson answered Waters and led Middlesex with 10 points. Airianna Beverly scored eight, all in the second half, for MHS.
Lancaster held Nandua to two points in the first half and went on to beat the visitors, 70-8, on December 19.
Tynaijia Kelley had Nandua’s only field goal in the first half when Lancaster exploded for a 27-2 first quarter sparked by 15 points from A’Nijah Ball and eight points from Jackson. The Lady Devils held a 46-2 lead at the half with 18 points from Ball. She finished with the game-high 27 points.
Harmony Taylor scored 11 for LHS and Jackson had 10.
Harding finished with eight points, including six in the fourth quarter when Lancaster outscored Nandua, 20-2.
Lancaster is 6-2 overall and will travel to the Eastern Shore to play Nandua tomorrow, January 3. The Lady Devils open Northern Neck District play on the road next Tuesday, January 7, at Washington & Lee.