Ware Academy’s Varsity Girls played a recent three game stretch versus Our Lady of Mount Carmel from Newport News, St. Clare Walker and Aylett Country Day School. The Waves competed hard in all three contests but came up just a little short in each one.
On January 17 the Waves hosted Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The contest was extremely close from the opening tip of the game. OLMC held a one point lead after one quarter, but the Lady Waves came back to take a five point lead at halftime. Ware would extend its lead to 23-14 at the conclusion of the third quarter. The fourth and final stanza proved disastrous for the Waves though as OLMC would out-score the home team 15-3 to pull out a stunning 29-26 victory. Marie Wilson, an 8th Grade Center, led the Waves with 14 points. Eighth Grader Nevaeh Washington added 10 points and 8th Grader Grace Bandurco chipped in 4 points for Ware.
On January 19 the Waves played host to St. Clare Walker from Locust Hill. The game proved to be a testy, contentious defensive battle from the very beginning. Ware would rally from a 10-point halftime deficit to make it close in the end, but ultimately the Seahawks would hold on for a 17-13 victory over Ware. Marie Wilson scored 4 points for Ware, 8th Grader Louise Strawn scored 4 points, Nevaeh Washington scored 3 points and Grace Bandurco added 2 points for the Waves.
On January 26, the Lady Waves traveled to play Aylett Country Day School. Much like the first half of their previous game versus St. Clare Walker, the Waves struggled scoring the ball in the first half. They would subsequently find themselves down 14-2 at halftime. The Ware girls would put forth a much more spirited effort in the second half but it was not nearly enough to overcome a tall and experienced group of Lady Patriots from Aylett. The final score ultimately end up 24-11. Marie Wilson scored 5 points, 7th Grader Taylor Berry scored 4 points and Louise Strawn scored 2 points for the Waves.