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The learning process continues

Prince Edward County High School’s varsity boys basketball team struggled against its Virginia High School League Class 5 opponent Halifax County High School on Wednesday, Jan. 15, falling 67-32 at home, but the young Eagles squad continues to rebuild.

Reacting to his team’s performance Wednesday, Prince Edward Head Coach Michael Jackson Jr. said, “It’s not where we wanted to be at, for sure. We’ve got to learn how to make adjustments and just stick with it right now. We’re still a young team.”

In terms of the game’s deciding factor, Jackson said, “We got outworked.”

Putting the year in context with regard to his team, he said, “This season’s a big learning process, a huge learning process. It’s a maturation process.”

Leading the Eagles in scoring for the game was senior John Pride III, who Jackson noted is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Prince Edward (3-9) hosts Amelia County High School on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.