With a great performance in district play, the Chesterfield Community High School boy’s basketball team has locked up a spot in the regional tournament. The team, which employs a balanced attack led by seniors Brandon Townsend and Jaki Clanton in the words of head coach Toby Campbell is the most balanced team the program has had in years, in and out of the classroom. The Eagles are 11-8 overall and 9-2 in the Tri-Rivers district.
“The guys have been doing a well off the court and started to build their chemistry in the classroom first,” said Campbell. “I’m very proud that their success in the classroom has translated to success on the court.”
After playing a typically tough non-district schedule and taking their bumps, the Eagles have come into their own, getting great play down the stretch from Townsend, who is playing his first year of high school basketball as a senior.
As of press time, there’s a three way tie for first between Community, Sussex Central and Surry in the Tri-Rivers District. A tiebreaker game will be played on Monday for the right to win the regular season championship. Results of that game were available on twitter Monday night @VNewsSports. Due to press time, these results could not be published in the print edition.