JV Boys Basketball
The JV Warriors ended their season with a 60-43 victory over Grace Christian Friday afternoon at home. St. David’s scored 20 points in the second quarter for a 32-13 halftime lead, but the Eagles came back to within single digits before SDS rebuilt the advantage to 15 after three quarters. “I think we saved our best game for last,” said coach Steve Baker, whose Warriors started the season 2-6, but finished 8-9. “We moved the ball on offense, rebounded and played solid defense. It was a great way to end the season.” Trey Weddington scored a game-high 20 points, including 8-10 from the free throw line. Colby Sanders added 10 points.
The varsity boys capped a Tuesday night home tripleheader with a 70-20 rout of The O’Neal School of Southern Pines. St. David’s blasted out of the gate for a 41-13 halftime lead, then allowed the Falcons just two points in the third quarter to stay undefeated (11-0) in conference play and go to 19-5 overall. “We talked about being very active and giving great effort at the start,” said coach Will Coley. “The guys responded very well. We used this game to build good habits that we will need down the stretch.” Kris Monroe led the way with a game-high 16 points, 14 in the first half. He added nine rebounds, five assists and four steals. Darion Green added 13 points and Keonte Bradley chipped in 11. The varsity girls lost 45-35 to fall to 6-4 in league play and 8-8 overall. Karis New had 16 points and Lexi Medlin had 15. The JV boys began the evening with a wire-to-wire 35-28 victory. Hoyt Lewis poured in 14 points and David Yopp added eight. “Hoyt had his usual strong game and David is a sleeping giant,” said coach Steve Baker, whose team is 7-9. “He had several offensive rebounds that led to second chance points.” All three teams host Grace Christian Friday night on Senior Night.
The varsity boys picked up the only St. David’s victory in three games at Cary Christian Tuesday. St. David’s did not allow the Knights to score in the second quarter and gave up only four in the fourth quarter on the way to a 45-23 victory. Kris Monroe led the scoring with 13 points. Darion Green added 12 along with a team-leading six rebounds and five assists. St. David’s is 18-5 overall and 10-0 in the EPIC. The girls lost a heartbreaker, 38-37, as Cary Christian made two free throws for their only lead with .4 seconds left on the clock. “We wanted to slow the game down by limiting their possessions and we did that to perfection,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “My girls played their hearts out and it was unfortunate the game ended the way it did.” Karis New scored a team-high 14 points and Lexi Medlin added 12. The Warriors are 6-3 in the league and 8-7 overall. The JV team lost, 5-23 to fall to 6-9 on the season. Colby Sanders scored seven points and Hoyt Lewis had six. All teams host O’Neal Wednesday.
The JV Warriors won their third straight game, 41-22, over Carolina Friends Tuesday at home. The game included a shutout second quarter for a 19-8 halftime lead. “We woke up in the second quarter,” said coach Steve Baker. “We are starting to understand how to rotate on defense. It was a good team win.” Trey Weddington scored 10 points while Hoyt Lewis added eight as the Warriors raised their record to 5-6.
The Warriors trip to Southern Pines yielded two victories Friday night. The JV boys prevailed 46-24 behind 10 points from Hoyt Lewis and Trey Weddington and nine from Colby Sanders. “Everybody contributed tonight and those are always the best wins,” said coach Steven Baker, whose Warriors are 4-6. The varsity girls led early, but couldn’t hold it in a 45-42 loss. Julia Hensley led the scoring with 10 points. Juju Medlin had nine and Karis New added eight. “We played the best we’ve played all year, but with a short bench, we didn’t have enough energy to hold on at the end,” said coach Alan Hinnant, who had seven players available. “Julia did a great job handling their pressure and running our offense. We played as hard as we could and I think good lie ahead for us.” The varsity boys cruised to a 66-30 victory to cap the evening. SDS led 46-12 at halftime to raise their record to 13-4 overall and 6-0 in EPIC play. Kris Monroe led SDS with 15 points. Darion Green contributed 13 and Keonte Bradley had 10.
The Upper School Warriors basketball teams took two of three games Tuesday night at Grace Christian. The JV boys started the tripleheader with a 50-47 victory. Hoyt Lewis scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the way. Daniel Baucom came off the bench to score eight points, grab six rebounds and block a pair of shots. The JV Warriors are 3-6. The girls dropped a close, 38-36 decision to the Eagles. Turnovers plagued the Warriors in the second half and helped Grace come back from a three-point halftime deficit. “Our defense was great when we had the chance to set it up, but our turnovers led to too many easy transition baskets for them,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We played very hard and Emily Alcock played great defense in the fourth quarter off the bench. She gets better every day and we’ll need her the rest of the way.” Lexi Medlin led the Warriors (5-5, 3-2 in EPIC play) with 15 points. The varsity boys capped the evening with a 81-50 blowout victory. The Warriors jumped out to a 22-4 lead and never looked back. “It’s always good to take care of business on the road in a conference game,” said coach Will Coley, whose Warriors had 24 steals. “We had active hands and converted those steals into points.” Tai Goode led four SDS players in double figures with 16 points and nine assists. Keonte Bradley added 15 points, seven steals, five assists and two blocked shots. Darion Green had 13 points, while Kris Monroe scored 11 and had five steals. Josh Rhoades scored nine as the Warriors raised their record to 12-4 and 5-0 in league play. All three teams travel to Southern Pines Friday to face The O’Neal School.
The JV Warriors ended the 2017 portion of their schedule with a 54-41 loss to New Life Camp, a Raleigh homeschool organization, Saturday afternoon at home. St. David’s trailed 26-18 at halftime and the Storm steadily built their advantage in the second half. “We just didn’t make enough plays,” said coach Steve Baker. “We will come back after break and keep working.” Hoyt Lewis led the Warriors, 2-5, with 14 points. Colby Sanders added 11.
The JV Warriors had a close battle against Trinity of Durham-Chapel Hill, but came up short 44-38 Friday night at home. The game was tied 20-20 at the half and stayed close until the final four. The Lions made a late surge to take the lead and held on for the win. “We did a lot of good things, but I think we lost our poise at the end,” said coach Steve Baker, whose team is 2-4. “We are becoming a better team and it’s good that we play again tomorrow. “ St. David’s finishes the 2017 part of the schedule against New Life Camp at 12:30 at home. Trey Weddington led the Warriors with 11 points. Hoyt Lewis had eight and Colby Sanders added seven.
The JV Warriors won their second straight contest, 52-43, over Trinity Academy of Raleigh Tuesday night at home. St. David’s trailed 29-22 at halftime, but rallied behind Hoyt Lewis’ outside shooting and Colby Sanders’ inside play. “They were a very effective combination,” said coach Steve Baker, whose Warriors are 2-3. “Our defense was a lot better in the second half and we got the ball to the right person on offense. Lewis led the scoring with 19 points, including four three-pointers. Sanders had 13.
The Warriors JV boys basketball team opened the season with a 67-56 loss to the Garner High School freshman team Tuesday at the St. David’s gym. SDS struggled in the second quarter and trailed 36-18 at halftime. However, they outscored the Trojans 38-29 in the second half. “We got away from our game and tried to run with them in the second quarter,” said coach Steve Baker. “We played a lot better in the second half once we figured it out, slowed down and looked for our shot. It was good to get started.” Hoyt Lewis led St. David’s with 21 points. Trey Weddington added 11, nine in the fourth quarter.