JV Boys Basketball
The Warriors high boys basketball teams split a doubleheader at Word of God Thursday night in Raleigh. The JV Warriors raised their record to 3-5 with a 55-51 victory over the Holy Rams. Judson Thompson led a balanced SDS scoring attack with 14 points. Paxton Williams had 10, Cal Madden scored nine and John Hauser had seven. “We started with great energy,” said coach Charles Graves. “That carried through and our defense made them work for every shot. We have strength in numbers and our guys are starting to buy into that mindset.” The varsity Warriors held a 56-40 lead after three quarters, but couldn’t handle the Holy Rams pressure defense in the final eight minutes and lost 68-63. “We just ran out of gas at the end,” said coach Will Coley, whose team is 4-5. “We kept turning it over against their press and that was the difference.” Tai Goode scored 13 of his team best 24 points in the first quarter and added six assists. Miek Goode scored 17 and Keonte Bradley had 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.
The JV Warriors wiped out a nine-point deficit with a 20 point fourth quarter on the way to a 46-38 victory over Cary Academy Friday at home. St. David’s trailed 35-26 after three quarters, but allowed the Chargers only a free throw and a late basket in the final quarter. “Our defense started our offense,” said coach Charles Bradford, whose team is 2-4. “Our mindset started to change a couple of days ago in practice and it clicked in the second half today.” St. David’s made 11 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter. Judson Thompson was 8-8 on his way to 10 points. John Hauser led SDS with 13 points, including the basket and free throw that gave the Warriors the lead for good.
The JV Warriors picked up their first win with a 59-37 victory over Southern Wake Academy Thursday in Fuquay-Varina. 12 players. scored for St. David’s (1-2). Paxton Williams led the way with 12 points, while John Hauser and Clay Matthews added eight. SDS travels to Ravenscroft Tuesday.