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Also Religion and Classifieds January 14, 2016
JV BASKETBALL ??
Atkins working to develop, maintain consistency
BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE
FOR THE CHRONICLE
So far, the JV basketball season hasn't
given Atkins a whole lot to smile about.
Entering the second week of January, the
Camels were 3-8 and looking to establish
some continuity game in and game out.
Atkins has taken its bumps and bruises
in three losses to Class 2-A Lexington.
Even so, there's reason for'optimism for
the remainder of the season. The Camels
battled Northwest 1-A Conference rival
Mount Airy horn start to finish, but still
ended up losing 62-58.
This teams best moments came in
December when it produced a couple of
convincing wins over Class 2-A Carver.
Those victories show
what Atkins is capable of. Now it's a mat
ter of putting together consistent perform
Photo by Craig T Gnonlet
Coach Ben Phillis
is confident that
the Camels can
hold their own in
the Northwest 1-A
ances to get the desired results.
"Now that we're getting into the con
ference part of our schedule, I feel like we
can pretty much compete against every
body on any given night," said coach Ben
Phillis of Atkins. "But how well we play in
each game will depend on whether or not
we're all there mentally. When we force
turnovers, we get out [in transition] for
easy buckets. That's what we've been able
to do in the games we've won."
The Camels are propelled by a strong
backcourt, which figures to get better with
more game experience. Jon Haggler is the
Sec Consistency on B2
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Point gMttfl Shammond
BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE
FOR THE CHBONiri F ? g
On a night when its top scorer encountered difficulties, ^ J
Reagan benefited from some much-needed offensive diversi- JBBi ^^0
ty. TTte end result was a 66-45 victory over Parkland in JV
basketball last Tuesday.
This win provides strong evidence that the Raiders have charted a new path since
the start of the season. After stumbling out of the blocks with a 0-3 record, they won
six of their next eight games.
Coach Jeff Noe feels good about the team's performance at the start of the new
year. "This was the first game we've played since Christmas break and I'm excited
? about the energy we came out with," he said. "We played good
? defense and for the most part, kept them out of the middle.
I m "Plus, we did a good job of sharing the ball. Over half of our
1 m points in the first hdf came off assists. We teach our guys to play
together, be unified and share in each others' glory. We did a lot of
Reagan took control of the game from the opening tip and slowly pulled away to
take a 26-17 lead at the half. Shammond Dockery topped the Raiders with 11 points,
Jalen Deatherage chipped in with 10 and Zac Pascual finished with nine points.
What made this outcome even more satisfying is that Reagan won convincingly
See Victory on B2
For Bobcats, the team's
growing pains continue
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BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE
FOR THE CHRONICLE .
Wins and losses don't necessarily paint an accurate picture of the progress Glenn is
making in JV basketball. The Bobcats opened the month of January with a 71-62 loss to
Charlotte Mallard Creek last Thursday.
In the aftermath of defeat, there were some HIV
noteworthy signs that by season's end, this team M M
could drastically enhance its chances of finish- M I BH V V
ing above the 500 mark. As of Jan. 7, Glenn ? | MIH
had a 4-7 record.
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start of the season," said coach Richard Daniels. "There were a couple of problems
[against Mallard Creek], We had so many turnovers at the beginning of the game,. Plus,
we didn't put forth enough effort. We just have to play with more energy for all four quar
The major issue for the Bobcats was dealing with the Mallard Creek's relentless full
court defensive pressure. Aside from the multitude of floor errors, which the Mavericks
converted into fast-break points, Glenn got very few shot attempts. But as one-sided as
the game was at that point, the Bobcats managed to stay relatively close and trailed 37
See Bobcats on B2
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Photo by Craig T Qreento
Bobcats power forward Paul Carlton scores on a put-back.
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