Chambers shines on senior night for BCHS

Published 8:17 pm Wednesday, February 1, 2017

With a special motivation, Antonio Chambers made senior night at Buckingham County High School on Tuesday an evening to remember.

The senior guard poured in a career-high 44 points to lift the Knights to a 63-58 victory over Randolph-Henry High School.

“It feels pretty good, just trying to help my team out to get a win,” he said.

He shot 62 percent from the field (13-for-21), including 55 percent from three-point range (6-for-11), and he shot 75 percent from the free throw line (12-for-16).

Chambers said he shared with his friend and teammate, junior forward William Davis, what helped drive his performance.

“His grandma had just passed, and I told him that it was for her, and I felt different coming into that game,” he said.

Knights Head Coach Russ Gowin said Chambers was fantastic.

“He just had one of the best games in modern-day history at Buckingham,” he said.

Senior guard Gray Heslip added 11 points, and junior center Brycen Newby contributed 12 rebounds.

The victory helped Buckingham improve to 9-10 on the season.

“I feel good about our team,” Chambers said. “We were struggling at first, but we’ve got the hang of each other now.”

Buckingham visits Prince Edward County High School on Friday at 7 p.m. to close the regular season.