by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Lancaster allowed Middlesex to hang around for a half before outscoring the Chargers by 11 and going on to beat the visitors, 84-55, in varsity boys basketball last Saturday.
Middlesex held a one-point lead at the end of one and trailed by only four at the half before Lancaster mounted a 25-14 third quarter run with five points from Dwayne Ball and Calvin Henderson. LHS went on an 11-2 run early in the third to 42-37 and opened the fourth with an 8-2 run for a 65-42 lead that put the game out of reach.
The Devils scored 17 points in the final four minutes to cap a 27-13 fourth quarter that included six points from Martez Davis and five each from Terrin Hardin and Darius Reed.
Lancaster was perfect from the foul line in the fourth, sinking all eight, and hit 17-of-25 for the night for an impressive 68%.
Davis led four double digit scorers for the Devils with 13 points. Ball scored 11 and James Coleman and Dillon had 10 each.
Middlesex’s Raquan Marshall led all scorers with 19 points.
Jamil Redmond and Davis scored nine points each for Lancaster last Friday in a 73-48 win over Rappahannock.
Redmond did all of his work in the second quarter when Lancaster outscored the visiting Raiders, 19-12, to open up a three-point lead to 10 at the half.
Lancaster outscored Rappahannock by 10 in the third and got seven points from Elijah Haynes and six from Arik Clayton in the fourth. Lancaster’s balanced attack included scoring from 13 different players.
Santese Ball finished with eight points and Haynes, Dillon and Coleman had seven each.