Basketball aims for their eighth win of the season against the Chiefs

Varsity Boys Basketball Preview


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Junior Forward Harry Clarke attempts a shot over a Cosby defender

Varsity Basketball looks to extend their winning streak in their home matchup against the Monacan Chiefs on Jan. 25. The Trojans come off a strong performance against the Powhatan Indians, winning 65-49. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are looking to finish their five-game road trip with their tenth win of the season after losing to the Manchester Lancers 78-64.

Defense has been the name of the game for the Trojans. They are looking to mimic their strategy from their Powhatan game against the Chiefs. On top of that, their transition offense seems to be their main game-plan, which led to their sixteen point victory.

“In our win against Powhatan we did a great job of switching on defense and causing turnovers. This was able to get ourselves in transition and get easy layups and dunks,” Coach Jarhon Giddings said.

With this win, Varsity Basketball would have a record of 8-9 on the season. Because of this, they are hoping to extend this into a winning streak against the Chiefs. With playoffs approaching, finishing the season strong and settling into a rhythm is important for this team moving forward.

“My team and I are confident that we can finish the season strong and get into a rhythm before the playoffs start. There’s room for improvement for everyone on this team right now,” Junior Harry Clarke said.

Tonight’s game will be the second time Midlothian has played Monacan this season. The Trojans will hope to equalize their head-to-head record by using their home court advantage, something the Chiefs had earlier in the season. However, their early-season loss should not give Midlothian less confidence due to their improvement as a team.

“We struggled against Monacan the first time we played them, losing 86-56 at Monacan High School. However, we are a different team in contrast to the beginning of the year. We are optimistic that we can showcase that in front of our home crowd,” Coach Giddings said.