Jones, Vik­ings bal­ance scales

Dorchester Star - - SPORTS - By DAVID INSLEY dins­[email protected]­dem.com

CAM­BRIDGE — Guard Kenya Jones scored 18 points, half of it com­ing in the fi­nal quar­ter, as the Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester High girls’ bas­ket­ball team de­feated Colonel Richard­son, 49-29, Tuesday night.

The Vik­ings im­proved to 4-4 over­all, 3-2 North Bay­side, while the Colonels fell to 2-6, 2-4.

A sopho­more re­cov­er­ing from a leg in­jury, Jones scored in all four quar­ters for Cam­bridge-SD.

“Kenya had a good night. You could see what she’s ca­pa­ble of,” said Vik­ings head coach Bruce Springer, who noted be­fore the game that Jones was “still only about 50 per­cent” healed af­ter get­ting hurt dur­ing the off­sea­son. “I think we did a good job as a team, too, and I’m glad we came out of this one with a win. We didn’t win this game last year.”

In last sea­son’s matchup at C-SD, the Colonels ral­lied for a 46-37 win against

a Vik­ing squad short one starter to in­jury, and an­other for a team-rules in­frac­tion. Tuesday, they had ev­ery­one, though cen­ter Izzy Reynolds was, like Jones, com­ing back from be­ing hurt in late 2018.

In the first quar­ter, the teams traded leads three times be­fore the Vik­ing took it for good with 32.7 sec­onds left. A pair of Brooke Windsor free throws made it 9-8, in C-SD’s fa­vor.

Colonel then stum­bled through a dis­as­trous sec­ond quar­ter.

Com­mit­ting four turnovers and go­ing 0 for 11 from the field, Colonel didn’t score again un­til just af­ter half­time, while C-SD stretched its lead to 20-8. Jones, Windsor, Abby Robin­son, and Reynolds each had four points at the break.

“We just got re­ally, re­ally flat,” Colonel head coach Tom Corsey said. “We had a pretty good start, but we just played flat in the sec­ond quar­ter.

“I think the crowd, it was a hos­tile crowd, that had a lit­tle bit of an ef­fect on them,” Corsey added, “and they weren’t pre­pared for that. Plus, we didn’t shoot well, and didn’t re­bound well in that quar­ter.”

The Colonels got it go­ing in the third quar­ter, though, scor­ing 16 points and cut­ting C-SD’s lead to eight points, at 32-24. Sopho­more Kersene Austinville, who fin­ished with eight points, scored six in the third to help keep the Colonels within reach.

It never got closer than seven in the fi­nal pe­riod, though, as Jones picked up the pace, go­ing 4 for 6 from the floor to help se­cure the win.

Markayla Wil­son’s 10 points led Colonel.

Windsor fin­ished with 11, seven com­ing from the freethrow line, and Cati Linthicum added six in the form of a pair of long 3-point­ers.

The Vik­ings visit un­beaten Eas­ton at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, while Colonel hosts county ri­val North Caroline at the same time.

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PHO­TOS BY DAVID INSLEY

C-SD’s Abby Robin­son (5) looks for a re­cip­i­ent for a pass dur­ing the third quar­ter of Tuesday’s game, while Colonel Richard­son de­fender Markayla Wil­spon keeps an eye on her.

Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester’s Jade Ward (22) dashes down­court dur­ing a fourthquar­ter fast break Tuesday against Colonel Richard­son.

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