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Chesapeake rallies past Washington College JV
Bannister scores 30 as four Skipjacks hit double figures

WYE MILLS – Chesapeake College has now played six straight men’s basketball games without 30-point-per-game scorer D.J. Nicholson.

Just imagine how the offense will perform when the injured Nicholson returns in January.

The Skipjacks (4-7) scored 80 or more points for the fifth time in the last six games, beating Washington College’s junior varsity, 80-75, Monday night. Dasheek Bannister scored a career-high 30 points to lead four Skipjacks into double figures as Chesapeake snapped a three-game losing streak.

"The offense we run has so many options," said Chesapeake head coach Joel Dearring. "If you have good athletes who can think on the court, it’s easy to score."

Bannister and Darnell Harris (12 points) combined for 25 first-half points, but a balanced Washington College attack allowed the Shoremen to take a 39-38 halftime lead. Bannister and Jimmie Jenkins (17 points) led the Skipjacks’ second-half attack, with Bannister scoring 15 and Jenkins 12 after the break.

Ryan Waters was the Skipjacks’ fourth double-digit scorer with 10 points.

"If they share the ball, you’re going to have a lot of people involved in the offense," said Dearring.

B.J. Poss scored a team-high 19 points to lead Washington College. Shoremen Max Finch (17 points), James Hetzel (14), and Mike Giroux (11) also scored in double figures.

While the Skipjacks had lost three straight games, that included an overtime loss at Baltimore City Community College and a two-point setback at Prince George’s Community College – and both of those teams were unbeaten at home this season at the time of those meetings.

"We’ve been playing some good ball the last three games," noted Dearring. "Once we get everyone back healthy, we’d like to see if we can make some noise in the (state and regional) playoffs."

The Skipjacks play at Montgomery College Germantown Wednesday at 7 p.m. Chesapeake hosts a women’s/men’s doubleheader Friday night against Montgomery College Rockville, with a 5 p.m. women’s contest and 7 p.m. men’s game.

Notes: Jimmie Jenkins finished with a double-double that included 15 rebounds.

"When you have a 5-9 or 5-10 guard outrebounding most big men nearly every night, that’s something special," said Dearring.

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