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  • Emily Alcock
    2020
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    2020
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    2022
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    2020
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    2019
  • Eirena Klemes
    2022
  • Samantha Leshnock
    2022
  • Julianna Medlin
    2020
  • Karis New
    2019
  • Madison Nobrega
    2020
  • Kyra Parker
    2022

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The Warriors varsity girls trailed by nine points in the first half, but fought back to take a three point lead with 1:30 to play, only to fall 40-35 in overtime.  The Tigers came back to tie in regulation and won the extra session. “I’m proud of the way we competed,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We played tough and I’m excited to see this team grow.” Senior Karis New led SDS with 18 points, while classmate Julia Hensley added eight.  St. David’s hosts Village Christian of Fayetteville in the home opener Tuesday at 5:30

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Girls Season Ends
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The varsity girls basketball season is over after a 42-30 home loss to Parrott Academy in the first round of the state tournament Tuesday evening. The Warriors (10-10) couldn’t overcome a 7-0 deficit to start the game and trailed 24-15 at halftime. “We couldn’t get our shots to drop,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We were open, but the ball wouldn’t go in. I’m very proud of my teams’ effort tonight and through the entire season. They gave everything they had every time out and that’s all a coach can ask for.” Karis New led the Warriors with 12 points, while JuJu Medlin added nine.

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Girls Begin State Play Tuesday, Boys Thursday
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The Warriors varsity girls and boys basketball teams host state tournament games this week. The girls (10-9) take on Parrott Academy of Kinston (14-7) at 5 p.m. Tuesday. St. David’s won the regular season matchup with the Patriots, 40-30, on November 17th at home. “We are just happy to be in the tournament and to be playing at home,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “I’m sure both teams have improved since November and we know it will be a competitive game.” The winner plays at fifth seeded Cape Fear Academy Thursday. Carolina Day School is the top seed. The boys drew the seventh seed and get a bye into Thursday’s contest against the Northside Christian/Harrell’s Christian winner. The Warriors defeated Northside, 69-58 at the Queen City Invitational in Charlotte December 20th. Kris Monroe exploded for 40 points in that game. SDS was supposed to play at Harrell’s last month, but the game was snowed out. “We haven’t had three straight days of practice in a long time, so it’s good to get a bye,” said coach Will Coley, whose Warriors are 22-5. It will be a great game, no matter who we play Thursday.” The winner plays at second-seeded Carmel Christian on Saturday. Gaston Day School drew the top boys seed. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students, which applies to everyone since the games are part of the state tournament. 

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The Warriors varsity girls await the state tournament seeding meeting this weekend to see if their season continues after a 63-47 loss at Cary Christian Thursday night in the EPIC tournament semi-finals. “I give Cary Christian a lot of credit,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team is 10-9. “They shot and rebounded well and we struggled to defend them. I think we have a good shot to keep playing. I am very proud of the way my team showed up ready to compete every game. We have improved tremendously over the last four weeks and I think we’ve earned a shot to extend our season.” Lexi Medlin led St. David’s with 16 points, while Olivia Leshnock scored 13. The second seeded Knights take on top seeded O’Neal at 5 p.m. Friday in the tournament championship game played at St. David’s. The Warriors take on Trinity of Durham-Chapel Hill for the boys title at 6:30.

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Warriors Topple Trinity
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The Warriors varsity girls advanced to the EPIC tournament semi-finals with a 34-24 home victory over Trinity Academy of Raleigh Tuesday. The third-seeded Warriors, now 10-8, jumped out to a 10-0 lead after the first quarter, stretched it to 16-4 at halftime and didn’t give up a basket until midway through the third period. “Obviously, our defense played great,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team travels to second-seeded Cary Christian Thursday. “We were patient on offense and got good shots. We are excited about going back to Cary Thursday.” St. David’s lost a 38-37 heartbreaker to the Knights Jan. 31st. Senior Lexi Medlin led SDS with 20 points.

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The Warriors varsity girls wrapped third place in the EPIC with a 43-33 Senior Night home victory over Grace Christian Friday night. The Warriors played solid defense on the way to a 24-18 halftime lead and stretched it to 11 after three quarters. “We needed a win and it feels great to get it on Senior Night,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team snapped a two game losing streak. “Lexi (Medlin) and Claire (Monaco) have given a lot to the program and both played well again tonight.” Lexi Medlin led the scoring with 13 points, while sister JuJu had 10. Karis New added eight. The Warriors are 9-8 overall and 7-5 in the league. As the third seed, they will be at home Tuesday for the opening round of the EPIC tournament. 

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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. 

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Varsity Warriors Earn Big Road Wins
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The Warriors varsity teams earned victories at Trinity Academy of Raleigh Friday night. The girls tamed the Tigers, 42-33, to raise their record to 8-6 overall and 6-3 in the EPIC. “We’re really excited to have two wins this week, because next week is the biggest one of our season” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team plays at Cary Christian Tuesday, then hosts The O’Neal School Wednesday and Grace Christian Friday. Juju Medlin finished with 15 points, while Lexi Medlin added 10. The boys had to work overtime, but earned a 61-59 victory.  Kris Monroe hit the game winner with one second left on a corner jumper. “I think we were a little leg weary with this being our third game in four days,” said coach Will Coley. “Keonte Bradley left his shoes at school, but Jake Salerno lent his to Keonte for the fourth quarter. We were down three at that point and Keonte helped us the rest of the way.” Monroe led team with 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Tai Goode contributed 11 points, six assists and five rebounds, while Bradley had 10 points in the fourth quarter. The Warriors are 17-5 and 10-0 in conference play. The boys play the same three opponents after the girls games next week. SDS junior James Motter took the photo that accompanies this post. 

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The Warriors Upper School teams won two of three games at Trinity of Durham-Chapel Hill Tuesday night. The girls prevailed, 37-27, to raise their record to 5-3 in EPIC play and 7-6 overall. The Warriors had only six players available and two played the second half in foul trouble. “We battled through so much to win this game,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “Claire Monaco and Lexi Medlin did a great job handling the ball against their press and Emily Alcock stepped up to grab nine rebounds. Everyone we had did something to help us win.” Lexi (15) and JuJu Medlin (13) scored in double figures to lead SDS. The boys stayed undefeated in the conference with their sixth straight win, 62-49. Keonte Bradley led the way with 16 points, seven rebounds, six steals and a blocked shot. Kris Monroe posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, Tai Goode had 12 and Darion Green added 11.  “We started strong and led the entire game,” said coach Will Coley, whose team is 16-4 and 9-0 in league. “It’s always good to play well and get a road win,” The JV lost 45-36. The boys teams host Word of God Thursday, while all three teams are back in action Friday at Trinity of Raleigh.

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The varsity girls bounced back from a three-point loss at O’Neal Friday with a 39-18 victory over Carolina Friends Tuesday at home. Playing with only one reserve, the Warriors didn’t allow a point in the second quarter for a 23-5 halftime lead. “We needed a game like this after Friday,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “Our defense was outstanding in the first half and it led to some easy transition baskets.” JuJu Medlin led the scoring with 12, Lexi Medlin added 10 and Julia Hensley chipped in nine. The Warriors are 6-6 overall and 4-3 in league play

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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.

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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.

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The St. David’s girls suffered their first conference loss this season, 41-29, to Cary Christian at home Friday night. The Warriors (5-4, 3-1) trailed 19-13 at halftime and couldn’t shave the deficit in the second half. “We haven’t played in three weeks and have only practiced twice,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “Weather cancelled our game yesterday, which would have been a good tune-up for today. The rust was obvious.” Senior Lexi Medlin led SDS with 13 points, 10 in the second half. 

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The Warriors girls stayed undefeated in EPIC action with a 56-44 victory over Trinity of Durham-Chapel Hill at home Friday night. St. David’s (5-3, 3-0) roared out to a 31-15 halftime lead, then stretched it to 45-19 after three quarters to put the game away. “We were ready to play after our exams were over,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We played great defense early, which led to some easy baskets. We have some tough games coming up after break, so it’s good to get this one.” Lexi Medlin led the Warriors with 22 points. Claire Monaco scored 10 and Olivia Leshnock added eight. 

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The varsity girls led wire-to-wire for a 44-26 home conference victory over Trinity Academy of Raleigh Tuesday night. St. David’s is 2-0 in EPIC action and 4-3 overall. “This was a big win for us tonight,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We were missing two players, but Julia Hensley stepped up at and did everything a point guard is supposed to do. She ran the offensive, distributed the ball and was aggressive. Our defense was consistently good as well.” Karis New and Claire Monaco led the balanced scoring with 12 points each. Lexi Medlin had 10 and Hensley added eight.

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The Warriors opened EPIC play with a 40-27 victory at Carolina Friends Friday night. Both teams started slowly and St. David’s led 12-11 at halftime. In the second half, SDS used their press to create turnovers, which led to easy baskets. “Our press worked well,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team is 3-3. “The pace was too slow in the first half, so we used our trap to speed up the game. Everyone contributed and it was nice to see Ashley Baucom score her first basket.” Lexi Medlin and Karis New led the scoring with 11 points each. The Warriors are back home Tuesday against Trinity Academy of Raleigh.

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The shorthanded varsity girls led NRCA 34-23 after three quarters Tuesday at home, but the Knights rallied for a 44-41 victory. St. David’s started the game with seven players, but played the final seven minutes without junior Karis New, who picked up her fifth foul early in the fourth quarter. “I’m very proud of how our girls fought their very hardest,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We made huge strides tonight even though we lost. This game will help us the rest of the way.” Senior Lexi Medlin led SDS with 17 points. Julia Hensley added nine. The Warriors (2-3) play their first road game at Carolina Friends in Durham Friday. 

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The Warriors varsity girls routed Westchester Country Day of Greensboro, 50-28 Saturday morning in the St. David’s gym. The 11 a.m. tipoff came after Friday night’s victory over Parrott Academy. SDS jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and stretched it to 30-15 at the half. “I liked the way we responded to our first early game,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We were ready to go and started strong. It was a good weekend.” Senior Lexi Medlin led the scoring with 14 points. Junior Karis New had 13 and 8th grader Kyra Parker finished with 11. The Warriors are 2-1 and host Ravenscroft Tuesday.

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The St. David’s varsity girls jumped out to a 25-12 halftime lead, then held on for a 40-30 victory over Parrott Academy Friday night in the Warriors gym. Senior Lexi Medlin keyed the strong start with 14 of her game high 18 points in the first half. “I’m very pleased with the way we shared the ball, which made our offense run like it’s supposed to,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team is 1-1. “Lexi is our vocal leader and made the right decisions to help us start fast.” SDS is back in action Saturday at home against Westchester Country Day School of Greensboro at 11 a.m. Saturday. 

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The girls varsity basketball Warriors opened the season with a 48-38 home loss to Cape Fear Academy of Wilmington Friday. St. David’s scored the games first basket, then gave up 13 straight points. They trailed by 11 after three quarters, but fought back to within five points with under two minutes left. “I loved the fight in our team,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We had a ton of good looks at the basket, but couldn’t get enough of them to go in. We didn’t quit and actually out-scored them (36-35) after the first quarter.” Senior Lexi Medlin led St. David’s with 16 points. Junior Karis New added 10. 

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