’Jacks rebound from Monroe loss, beat Middlesex women
Molock’s 16 leads four Chesapeake players in double figures in 64-55 triumph
COLUMBIA Armed with reinforcements, Chesapeake College bounced back from Friday’s 85-55 women’s basketball loss to Monroe Community College to defeat Middlesex Community College, 64-55, Saturday night.
The Skipjacks, who dressed just five players for the Monroe contest, added two new players from the college’s softball team Becky English and Courtney Aubel - just in time for Saturday’s game. That reserve strength, along with a balanced scoring attack led by Ashley Molock’s team-high 16 points, gave the Skipjacks a split of their season-opening appearance in the Howard Community College mixer.
"I was pretty pleased with the offense," said first-year Skipjacks head coach Damon Nichols, who played and coached in Chesapeake’s men’s basketball program prior to accepting the women’s head coaching position last spring. "We’ll be a better team when they get the defensive philosophy down."
Dee Farlow scored 15 points, Amber Sullivan added 14, and Melonie Jones contributed 11 as four Skipjacks reached double figures against Middlesex. English, without the benefit of a practice with her new team, added seven points.
"She (English) helped us out a lot, especially being her first game and not knowing our offense," said Nichols.
Monroe (N.Y.) College 85, Chesapeake 55
COLUMBIA Jessica Previlon had a game-high 24 points and seven rebounds, and Alexis Sprewell added a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards as Monroe wore down the short-handed Skipjacks.
"They (Monroe) were very good," said Chesapeake head coach Damon Nichols. "Our girls competed until fatigue got to them, and Monroe took over from there."
Melonie Jones scored a team-high 21 points and added six rebounds to pace Chesapeake. Skipjack Amber Sullivan chipped in with 14 points and a team-high seven rebounds, and teammate Ashley Molock also reached double figures with 13 points.
The Skipjacks host Harcum College Tuesday at 5 p.m. as part of a women’s-men’s basketball doubleheader.
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