Patriots prove too quick for Handley

CHARLES TOWN — Handley came to Washington High with a 3-0 record achieved against Clarke County and Fauquier. The Patriots had played once and had won on the road against Sherando.

After Washington had used its overall quickness and useful defense to defuse anything Handley tried, it was obvious the Judges hadn’t seen the Patriots’ equal this season.

Dominique Newman shoots over a Handley defender in Washington’s comfortable victory

Dominique Newman shoots over a Handley defender in Washington’s comfortable victory.

Washington improved to 2-0 with an 81-55 win over the Judges.

The evenly-spaced Washington scoring was much the same as its evenly-spaced rebounding and steals categories.

Kendell Smith had 14 points and showed 11 rebounds on Washington’s statistical charts. Dominique Newman had 13 points and Keldon Bell had another 13 points. Jerome Jones was right alongside the others with his 12 points.

Kendell Smith checked in with 11 rebounds and Bell and Newman each claimed another seven rebounds.

Washington’s sometimes smothering pressure defense stung the Judges throughout.

Newman had six steals and Bell had five steals against the Handley ballhandlers. Jones was still another Patriot with five steals.

The Judges were 3-1 with the loss.

Washington had too much depth, too many quick-handed and quick-footed defenders, and too many scorers.

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