The Gloucester High School varsity boys’ basketball team defeated the Rappahannock High School Raiders, 65-64, in last Thursday’s home scrimmage.
The game was close from the beginning with a two-point score difference at halftime, and neither team having a lead larger than 11 points for the entire game.
The Dukes had four players reach double scoring figures with Alex VanVranken with 13 points, followed by Dylan DeYoung and William Turner with 12 points apiece. Gloucester as a whole made 21 two-pointers, four three-pointers, and made 11 out of 18 free throws at a 61 percent shooting average.
One key part of the Dukes’ win was the defense of Bryce Monroe, who made key steals and defensive stops throughout the game and helped Gloucester’s defense hold Rappahannock to 64 points.
On Monday night, the Dukes traveled to Williamsburg to scrimmage with the Lafayette Rams. Gloucester fell to Lafayette, 72-38.
The Dukes found themselves down early with Lafayette goin...
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