By Whitney Metz –
On Thursday, Feb. 3, the Chincoteague Ponies traveled to Nandua to compete in the final district matchup between these two teams.
The Warriors took the lead in the first quarter with a score of 9-8. This close battle continued through the half with strong defensive play from both teams. At half the two teams headed to the locker room with a 14-14 tie. In the third quarter, Chincoteague was able to hold Nandua to only 7 points on offense while the Ponies began to pull away with the lead.
As the fourth quarter began, the score was 25-21. Chincoteague’s Emma Jackson took over the offense for the Ponies in the final quarter recording 10 points. The Warriors defense was unable to make a stop as Chincoteague continued to extend its lead. Chincoteague improved its district record with a final score of 45-28.
The Ponies were led by senior Emma Jackson with 17 points. Nandua’s leading scorer on the night was Regan Hintz with 12 points.
Chincoteague will compete against Arcadia in a double-header on Thursday and Friday at home. Meanwhile, the Lady Warriors will travel to Stephen Decatur on Friday for an out-of-conference game.