Middle School "A" Boys Basketball
Grew up in Wilson, NC. Graduated from Fike HS, where he played football, basketball and ran track. Earned All-Conference honors in basketball. Played basketball at Louisburg JC and UNC-Central, where he graduated with a psychology degree. Is also JV football assistant coach and assistant track coach at SDS. First year with the Warriors was 2010.
The middle school boys A team ended the season with a 58-43 home loss to Trinity Academy of Raleigh in Monday’s conference tournament. The fourth seeded Warriors fell behind 19-0 to start the game to the number five Tigers, but rallied with 16 points in the fourth quarter to close the gap somewhat. “I think this group overachieved this season,” said coach Jonathan Coley, whose team finished 8-9. They showed good personal growth and never stopped playing and it paid off in some games for us. I’m proud of their effort all season.” Philip Medlin led three players in double figures with 14 points. Ryan Messmore scored 12 and Jacob Suh added 10.
Both Warriors middle school A basketball teams begin the conference tournament at home Monday. The girls are 9-0 in the league and 13-2 overall. They are the top seed and will face the Cary Academy (8)-Wake Christian (9) winner at 4:15. The Warriors will have home court advantage throughout the tournament with the semi-finals Tuesday and the finals Thursday. The boys are the fourth seed with a 5-4 conference mark and are 8-7 overall. They host #5 Trinity Academy of Raleigh Monday at 5:30. The Warriors will be on the road the rest of the way barring upsets. Wake Christian earned the top seed in the boys tournament.
The middle school boys A basketball team won its third straight game, 47-43, against Cary Academy Thursday at home. The Warriors (8-6, 5-3) grabbed a seven point lead in the first quarter and maintained it until a mild Chargers comeback in the fourth quarter set the final score. “Sheppard Ames shot the lights out on three pointers and we played great defense,” said coach Jonathan Coley. “It also helped that we hit six of our eight free throws in the fourth quarter.” Ames made four three-pointers and finished 14 points. Phillip Medlin also had 14, including 4-4 from the free throw line. The Warriors finish the conference season Tuesday at Magellan.
Both middle school basketball A teams won close games at St. Timothy’s Thursday. The girls won their 10thstraight game, 26-24. Sibley Hash led the scoring with 11 points. Greysen Woody had six with seven rebounds and four steals. Anne George led the rebounding with 10, while Laura Martin had a team-best six steals. “Greysen and Laura put tremendous pressure on the ball in the second half,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “They created turnovers which led to many of our points.” The boys led by 10 points at halftime, then held off a Titans rally to win, 50-46. Will Nicholson poured in a game-high 21 points, while Jacob Suh scored 13 and Phillip Medlin added 12. “We jumped out big early, then played strong defense to stop their comeback,” said coach Jonathan Coley. “We played with character and poise at the end.”
The boys A team trailed 14-13 at halftime, but scored 29 points in the second half to pull away for a 43-32 victory at Trinity Academy of Raleigh Monday. “We overcame our slow start with intense defense and attacked in transition to get our offense going,” said coach Jonathan Coley, whose team is 5-5. “I’m proud of our effort and hope it will carry over after break.” Will Nicholson scored 15 points to lead SDS, while Jacob Suh added 14.
The middle school boys basketball A team bounced back from a 20 point loss Thursday with a 53-16 rout of the Carolina Mustangs homeschooled team Friday at home. The Warriors exploded for 22 points in the third quarter after a 28-11 halftime advantage. “We needed this one after yesterday,” said coach Jonathan Coley. “It was a good bounce-back win and everyone played quite a bit.” Jacob Suh led nine Warriors in the scoring column with 14 points, while Philip Medlin added 10. St. David’s plays at Trinity Academy of Raleigh Monday to wrap up the 2018 portion of the schedule.
The middle school basketball A teams took one of two games at North Raleigh Christian Academy Friday. The girls improved to 4-1 with a 27-7 victory that included a 14-0 halftime lead. “We worked very hard on our defense this week in practice and it paid off,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “It was great to shut them out in the first half. All 11 played and Raynor Singleton scored her first two points of the season.” Singleton added six rebounds and four steals. Anne George led the Warriors with eight points, while Sibley Hash added six. Margaret Scoggin was the leading rebounder with 10 and Greyson Woody had a team-high seven steals. The boys lost, 41-36. Jacob Suh led the scoring with 16 points.
The middle school basketball A teams won a road doubleheader at Friendship Christian Tuesday. The boys used a strong start to lead 24-7 at halftime on the way to a 45-24 victory. Jacob Suh led nine Warriors in the scoring column with 10 points. “This was the first time that it looked like we figured out our offense,” said coach Jonathan Coley. “We ran our plays very well and played great defense. Having nine guys score helps us for the future also.” The girls won, 18-17, on an Anne George jumper with under three seconds left. George hit the game-winner at Grace Christian in the Warriors previous game as well. “We weren’t in great rhythm, but Anne came up big for us again at the end,” said coach Robert Eastmann, whose team is 3-1. “We are growing stronger as a team and winning the close ones will help us as the season continues.” Laura Martin and Sibley Hash led the scoring with six points each, while George had four to go along with a team best 11 rebounds. Margaret Scoggin had eight rebounds.
Both Warriors basketball A teams won at Grace Christian Thursday. The girls came back from a four-point deficit in the final minute for a 19-18 victory. Anne George hit a 15-foot jump shot with four seconds left to give the Warriors the victory. “They missed the front end of a one and one free throw and Margaret Scoggin grabbed the rebound,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “We called time out with 12 seconds left to set up the final play. Sibley Hash caught the inbound pass, got it to Connor Lang who found Anne for the winning shot. I’m proud that we executed just the way we drew it up.” Hash led the Warriors with 10 points and seven rebounds, while George scored five points and grabbed six rebounds. The boys won, 28-19, behind 11 points from Jacob Suh and seven from Busbee Phillips. “Jacob hit a pair of big free throws in the second quarter to get us going,” said coach Jonathan Coley. “We played well defensively against a much bigger team and were able to control the pace in the second half.” Both teams play at Friendship Christian Tuesday.
The middle school boys A team earned its first victory, 33-19, at New Life Camp in North Raleigh Tuesday. The Warriors jumped out to a 12-4 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 22-13 at halftime. “Our anchor was our great defense,” said coach Jonathan Coley. “We shut them down and ran our offense. Busbee (Phillips) had a great offensive game and everyone got some game experience.” Phillips led nine Warriors who scored with 10 points.