Chargers Fall, 55-42, To Lady Dukes

Published 9:08 am Thursday, January 22, 2015

CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland High School varsity girls basketball team improved to 7-7 overall after defeating the Central Lunenburg Chargers, 55-42, on Tuesday, January 20.

The Lady Dukes started the game off in full force, as they put 15 quick points on the board. The Chargers scrambled to keep up with CHS and were only able to score 11 points in the first quarter.

The second quarter saw Cumberland sink shot after shot, while the Chargers struggled to stay in the game. The Dukes did not let up as they added 18 points to their score, while Central Lunenburg only added nine.

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Although the Chargers returned after half-time and began to press the Dukes' offense, they still were unable to stop CHS.

Cumberland improved its lead to 49-28 after notching 16 additional points in the third quarter.

Central Lunenburg seemed to be making a huge comeback in the final quarter, as they broke through the Dukes' defense and outscored CHS 14-6. However, their efforts were not enough to match Cumberland's scoring performance throughout the night.

Infinity Anderson led the Lady Dukes with 28 points and seven rebounds. She was followed by Annesha Harris with 15 points, 11 assists, and five steals. Ajah Smith notched four points and seven rebounds to aid the Dukes.

The Cumberland High School varsity girls basketball team will return to play on Friday, January 23, when they visit the Prince Edward County High School Eagles at 7 p.m. The Lady Dukes will return to their home court on Tuesday, January 27, when they host Randolph-Henry at 7 p.m.