The Skipjacks (4-10) lost a tough one at home against Allegany College of Maryland 80-78 Wednesday night. After a rough start to the season Chesapeake have been turning it around just in time for regional play. For the Skipjacks sophomore guard Jordan Alston has been leading the way in points but struggled against the Trojans Wednesday night. This opened the door for sophomore point guard Anthony Tate Jr who finished the night with a career high 31 points and 10 rebounds. To go along with Tate Jr, Freshman Thomas Agnew Jr lead the way with four assists to go along with his 12 points on the night.
Head Coach Allen Michell emphasized how important it was to get quality performances from his freshman. Along with Agnew Jr’s quality night, freshman power forward Terehk Agnew brought down 16 boards and Benami Spence contributed with 13 points. “I was proud of my guys for competing all the way through.” Mitchell said. “Allegany never quit and fought to the end. We just have to find a way to finish games and be more disciplined.”
Finishing games have been a problem for the Skipjacks this year and Wednesday night was not anything new. Chesapeake went into half with a 40-33 lead only to see it dwindle and be outscored 47- 38 in the second half. Although, the confidence building in their young talent will be a positive down the stretch of the long college season.
Up next for Chesapeake is Raritan Valley Community College (8-5) on 1/15 at home (6:00 PM).