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Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Emily Alcock
    2020
  • Ashley Baucom
    2020
  • Kenjany Edwards
    2022
  • Grace Haile
    2020
  • Julia Hensley
    2019
  • Eirena Klemes
    2022
  • Samantha Leshnock
    2022
  • Julianna Medlin
    2020
  • Karis New
    2019
  • Madison Nobrega
    2020
  • Kyra Parker
    2022

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Team Stories

Steve Barnes

The varsity girls won their fifth straight game, 61-9, at Fayetteville Academy Wednesday. The Warriors (7-8, 2-0) blasted out of the gate with 22 points in the first quarter and added 22 more in the second for a 44-2 halftime advantage. Kyra Parker led the scoring with 25 points, while Grace Haile added 13 and JuJu Medlin chipped in eight. “We are playing really well as a team right now,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “It’s coming together at the right time for us.” SDS returns to conference play Friday at home against Cary Christian.

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Warriors Clip Eagles
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The varsity girls blasted Grace Christian 62-22 Friday night at home. The Warriors won their fourth straight game behind a game-high 22 points from Kyra Parker, who led three SDS players in double figures. “Kyra stepped up tonight to fill in for Julia Hensley, who is sick,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “She made some great plays and I’m excited to see our team play consistent basketball on both ends. Our defense was outstanding and we executed on offense.” Karis New added 14 points, while JuJu Medlin chipped in 10. St. David’s is 6-8 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

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Girls Win EPIC Opener
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The varsity girls won their first game of the new year, 45-28, over Parrott Academy Tuesday night at home. The Warriors (5-8, 1-0) used a 19-2 second quarter to pull away in the EPIC opener for both teams. “We played really well defensively in the second quarter and it led to some steals and easy baskets,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “It’s always good to win the first game back from break and the conference opener.” Kyra Parker led a balanced SDS scoring attack with 11 points. Karis New had 10 and Grace Haile added nine. 

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Girls Rout Mustangs
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The varsity girls won their second straight game, 57-17, over the Carolina Mustangs homeschooled team Friday night at home. The Warriors led 11-2 after the first quarter and 26-8 at halftime before posting 24 points in the third quarter to put the game away. “We’ve played well in back-to-back games and that’s good to see,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team is 4-8. “We played very good defense, which led to some easy buckets and that’s always good to see.” Kyra Parker led nine Warriors in the scoring column with 11 points and Grace Haile added 10.

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Girls Clip Falcons
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The varsity girls jumped out to a 22-3 lead after the first quarter and never looked back on the way to a 52-10 rout of Friendship Christian Tuesday at home. Kyra Parker led three Warriors in double figures with 17 points. Julia Hensley added 14 and Karis New scored 11 as the entire team saw significant playing time. “We needed a game like this to build some confidence,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team is 3-8. “They had a winning record coming in and our defense played well. We made the biggest improvement in turning our defense into offense. We did a great job of converting turnovers into points and hopefully that will help us the rest of the way.” St. David’s hosts the Carolina Mustangs Friday.

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Warriors vs. Saints
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The varsity girls spirited last minute comeback fell short in a 41-37 home loss to St. Mary’s Thursday. The Warriors played in foul trouble almost the entire game and trailed 23-16 at halftime. They were down by 10 with just over one minute left before the comeback started. “I’m proud of the way we kept battling,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “We refused to quit and executed well at the end.” Juju Medlin led St. David’s with 12 points, while Kyra Parker had 11.

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Girls Hang On
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The varsity girls jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead, then held off Cary Academy for a 36-34 home victory Friday night. The Warriors led 30-21 after three quarters, but the Chargers cut it to 32-31 with 2:49 to play. Kyra Parker hit a pair of free throws at the two-minute mark for a four-point lead, but Cary Academy came back to within one a minute later. St. David’s protected the ball against the Chargers press and Julia Hensley made a free throw with eight seconds left to set the final margin. “Our defense was outstanding in the first half and I’m proud of the way we battled to get the win,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team is 2-5. “We got just enough stops at the end and made some free throws.” Karis New led SDS with 15 points and Hensley added 10. 

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Girls Come Close
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The varsity girls lost in the final seconds, 41-39, to Cape Fear Academy Saturday afternoon in the second annual St. David’s Tip-Off Classic. The Warriors (1-3) led by four at halftime and by three starting the fourth quarter. However, Cape Fear rallied for a six-point lead. JuJu Medlin hit back-to-back three pointers to tie it at 39 before Cape Fear scored with 10 seconds left. St. David’s had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but missed the first free throw to end the game. “I was proud of the way we fought back to give ourselves a chance at the end,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “JuJu hit a pair of huge shots and played great defense all day. We improved despite the loss.” Karis New led the Warriors with 18 points while Medlin had 13. 

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The Warriors varsity girls prevailed 34-31 over Coastal Christian of Wilmington Friday in the second annual St. David’s Tip-Off Invitational. SDS led 13-11 at halftime in a close contest all the way. JuJu Medlin scored six of her 10 points in the third quarter, then Grace Haile scored six of her 10 in the fourth to seal the win.  Karis New added eight. “We competed hard the entire game and played outstanding defense,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “It’s always good to get that first win.”   

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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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