Middle School "A" Girls Basketball
Middle School Girls A Basketball Head CoachGrew up in Boca Raton, FL. Played football and basketball in high school. Graduated from the Institute for Business & Finance with a degree in Business. Coached basketball for over 15 years at various middle school, high school and AAU girls programs around the Raleigh area. Started coaching at St. David's in 2017.
The middle school girls A team ended the season with a 27-20 loss to Magellan in the Capital Area Middle School Conference tournament semi-finals Wednesday at home. The top seeded Warriors (14-3) led 11-6 at halftime after holding the Mariners scoreless in the second quarter. However, Magellan exploded for 21 points in the second half and took the lead on a three-pointer with 1:22 to play. Anne George led St. David’s with eight points.
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 top-seeded middle school girls A team advanced to the conference tournament semi-finals with a 40-13 home rout of Wake Christian Academy Monday. The Warriors used stifling defense to lead 23-4 at halftime and 30-6 after three quarters. “Giving up one basket a quarter is great defense,” said coach Robert Eastmann, whose team is 14-2. “Sibley (Hash) shot the ball well and everybody contributed. We were focused and ready to play and it showed.” Hash led the scoring with 22 points, 15 in the first half. St. David’s will host fourth-seeded Magellan Wednesday.
TThe middle school girls A team completed an undefeated conference season with a 43-26 victory at Magellan Tuesday. The Warriors (13-1, 9-0) clinched the top seed and home court advantage in next weeks CAMSC tournament with the win. Sibley Hash exploded for a game-high 24 points, while Margaret Scoggin added eight and grabbed 10 rebounds. Rebekah Leshnock had nine rebounds, while Laura Martin passed out nine assists. “We wanted to be undefeated in conference and played with purpose and determination,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “Sibley almost outscored them by herself and Laura was a maestro running our offense. Margaret almost had a double-double despite being in foul trouble. We are looking forward to the tournament.”
The middle school girls basketball A team remained undefeated in conference games after a 38-11 home victory over Cary Academy Thursday. The Warriors (12-1, 8-0) led 18-2 at halftime. “We played stifling defense from the opening tap,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “We forced them into numerous turnovers and scored off most of them. All 11 players contributed, so it was a good team win for us.” Sibley Hash led a balanced scoring attack with eight points., while Laura Martin and Anne George each had seven. Margaret Scoggin led the Warriors with eight rebounds and had four assists. Martin also had four assists and George grabbed seven rebounds.
The middle school boys basketball A team pulled off a rare feat in Tuesday’s 43-36 victory at Cary Christian. The Warriors outscored the Knights 18-6 in the fourth quarter to hand Cary Christian its first loss at home in three years. “I’m proud of the way our guys hung in there and battled back,” said coach Jonathan Coley. Davis Crowder hit a big three-pointer that started a 7-0 run to five us the lead. We played well in all phases.” Sheppard Ames and Jacob Suh led SDS with 12 points each, while Philip Medlin added 11. The Warriors (7-6, 4-3) host Cary Academy Thursday.
The middle school girls A team won their 11thstraight game, 31-9, at Cary Christian Tuesday. The Warriors maintained first place in the Capital Area Middle School Conference at 7-0 with two league games remaining. St. David’s led 16-2 at halftime. Sibley Hash led the way with 10 points and eight rebounds, while Margaret Scoggin scored eight and also grabbed eight rebounds. “They didn’t have an answer for Sibley and Margaret,” said coach Robert Eastmann, whose team is 11-1. “They owned the glass and scored at will.” Laura Martin and Greysen Woody each contributed four steals. The Warriors host Cary Academy Thursday.
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 middle school girls A team won for the ninth straight time, 34-14, over Neuse Christian Tuesday at home. The Warriors (9-1) jumped out to a 19-0 lead and never looked back. “We came out ready to go,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “Greysen Woody, Connor Lang and Rebeka Leshnock gave us an early spark. Woody led the scoring with eight points, while Anne George had seven and Laura Martin added six. Leshnock pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds and Geroge had nine. Lang contributed seven steals, while Woody had five.
The girls A team won its eighth straight game, 32-8, Monday at Trinity Academy of Raleigh. The girls used tenacious defense to build a 26-2 lead after three quarters to remain undefeated (5-0) and in first place in conference play. “Our defense was intense and we executed on offense,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “They understand what they need to do to play for a conference title and are working hard to prepare. It was also great to see Elizabeth Williamson score her first points this season.” Sibley Hash led the scoring with 14 points. Greysen Woody contributed six points and a team-best six steals. Margaret Scoggin led the rebounders with eight, while Rebekka Leshnock added six.
The middle school girls basketball A team completed a 3-0 week with a 22-4 victory over the Carolina Mustangs homeschooled team Friday at home. The Warriors jumped out to an 8-0 lead after the first quarter, stretched it to 13-2 at halftime and raised their record to 7-1 overall. “We rested our starters today,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “It was good to see the others play well. They played great defense and hustled. Kylie Neshat had her best game so far.” Greysen Woody led SDS with 10 points and seven steals. Neshat led the team with 10 rebounds and had four steals. Raynor Singleton grabbed five rebounds. St. David’s completes the 2018 part of the schedule Monday at Trinity Academy of Raleigh.
The middle school girls basketball A team defeated Franklin Academy of Wake Forest, 31-18, Thursday at home. The Warriors scored 26 of their points in the second half to raise their record to 6-1 overall and a conference-leading 4-0. “We seem to be a second half team,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “Our defense was intense in the fourth quarter to seal the win.” Anne George led the scoring with 15 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. Sibley Hash added 11 points, while Margaret Scoggin led the team with eight rebounds. Laura Martin had five steals and Greysen Woody had four. St. David’s hosts the Carolina Mustangs home-schooled team in a non-conference game Friday.
The middle school girls A team won their fifth straight game, 31-26 over Wake Christian Tuesday at home. The Warriors (5-1) trailed 22-18 entering the fourth quarter, but used an 9-0 run in the final two minutes to turn the tide. Anne George scored four of her team high 10 points during the run, while Laura Martin scored four of her eight points and Sibley Hash added the other one to finish with seven. “We owned the fourth quarter with our defense,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “We have three home conference games this week, which could set us up well for tournament seeding if we take advantage.” St. David’s hosts Franklin Academy Thursday and Trinity of Raleigh Friday.
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 girls A team picked up their first victory, 19-7, at New Life Camp in North Raleigh Tuesday. The Warriors jumped out to an 18-3 halftime lead behind solid defense that allowed only three baskets all game. “We were active on defense and that allowed us to push the tempo offensively, “ said coach Robert Eastmann, whose team is 1-1. “Margaret Scoggin was a machine with 17 rebounds, which helped start our fast break. Sibley Hash did a nice job of finishing on some of those breaks.” Hash led the scoring with six points, while Connor Lang had four. All 11 Warriors played and six scored.
The middle school girls A team opened the season with a 31-21 home loss to Ravenscroft Thursday. The game was tied at 12 at halftime, then the Ravens outscored SDS by 10 in the second half for the win. “It was a fun first game,” said coach Robert Eastmann. “We played much better than we did against them last year. We showed effort and enthusiasm throughout the game.” Laura Martin led the Warriors with 13 points, while Anne George grabbed eight rebounds.