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WEEK 1 RECAP
Caldwell 43, Canterbury 15: This was Caldwell from start to finish as they built 11-0 and 15-3 leads and cruised to victory. Ashton Harvey was impressive with 10 early points and finished with 16 and Addison Newkirk chipped in 16 as well. The Davis brothers McCauley and Porter were solid contributors for Canterbury.
Caldwell: Harvey 16; Newkirk 16; Kupiec 2; Ortmann 3; Black 2; Norris 4
Canterbury: M. Davis 3; BWhite 3, Prichett 5; P Davis 4.
SPX 51, Burlington Christian 41: St Pius completed its doubleheader sweep with a hard fought victory over FBS MS League newcomer Burlington Christian. Pius finished with a 17-0 run to end the first half and take a 27-11 lead. BCA fought back but fell short at the end. Dallas Cooke was terrific for Pius and ended with 10 and Mitch Dimond hustle earned him 9 points. Dylan Brooks was great with 11 for BCA.
SPX: Dimond 9; Koop 7; Jones 11; Cooke 10; Bartlett 8; Gillispie 2.
BCA: Hyatt 7; Cockman 4; Kastoudas 5; Carroll 2; Brooks 11; Cooper 6; Rose 6.
GDS 48, Greensboro Academy 35: GDS pulled through is a very competitive game. GDS built an early 15-5 lead and led by 10 at the half. GA closed the gap to 26-18 but another 10-0 run put the game away for GDS. Baxter led a balanced scoring attack with 15. Jordan Dancy was a monster on the boards for GA and finished with 18 and 14 rebounds.
GDS: Baxter 15; Goodrich 3; Jordan 10; McGinn 10; Ray 2; Keith 6
GA: Dancy 18; Stainback 14; Uber 2; Leggette 2.
SPX 39, OLG 20: This was an extremely competitive game for the most part as the teams battled to a 16-13 halftime lead led by SPX. Two separate 4-0 runs by Drew Bartlett and Alex Jones enabled Pius to go up 8 and eventually pull away. Jones was a monster with 10 points and Bartlett finished with 7 and a ton of assists. Nick Graves led OLG with 6.
SPX: Dimond 7; Koop 4; Otterberg 3; McCalister 1; Jones 10; Bartlett 7; Gillispie 2; Kemp 3.
OLG: Rusch 4; T Wiedwald 3; N. Graves 6; Raines 4; Foppe 2.
WEEK 2 RECAP
SPX 41, Canterbury 37: This was a very entertaining game with the outcome up for grabs till the very end. Canterbury got out to early leads of 6-0 and 9-3 before Pius rallied to tie the game at 15 at the half. Pius led 31-19 with 8 minutes left but then the Porter Davis show began as he exploded for 8 straight points including 2 3-pointers to cut the lead to 4. DJ Prichett 3 point play cut the lead to 1 with about 5:30 remaining. Alex Jones responded at the 501 mark with a 3 point play to put Pius in the lead at 34-30. Wells Edwards 25 foot 3 pointer gave Canterbury its first lead at 35-34. Drew Batlett from SPX responded with 2 FT’s to put Pius back up by one. And SPX Fuller Stewarts huge corner 3 sealed the deal to put SPX up 4. Terrific games on both sides by Canterbury leading scorer Porter Davis (12) ad Drew Bartlett (10)
SPX: Dimond 7; Koop 6; Jones 7; Cooke 4; Bartlett 10; Stewart 3; Kemp 4
Canterbury: Edwards 3; Prichett 11; P Davis 12; Forsberg 4; Gunter 9.
GA 47, OLG 41: Another exciting game saw Greensboro Academy pull away from a 4 point halftime lead to seal the victory. Tied at 10, GA’s John Lufkin hit a deep 3 which began a 6-0 run to take an early lead. OLG next scored on Tam Hines layup with 2:30 remaining in the half. OLG full court pressure and swarming half-court defense caused GA into multiple turnovers.
In the second half, Nick Graves 3 pointer at the 11:22 mark gave OlG a 23-22 lead. GA’s Thomas Stainback 3 pointer 25-23 lead. Stainback finished with 16 points. GA went on to lead 33-23 Lead 9:02 remaining, but buckets from Nathan Rusch and five straight points from Graves closed the gap.
Caldwell 59, GDS 32: Caldwell got out in transition early and often and cruised to a victory over GDS. Eight different players scored for Caldwell in a balanced scoring attack as their man pressure defense led to several GDS turnovers and open court baskets. Nick Keith was the offense for GDS as he scored 21 of its points.
Caldwell: Norris 6; Black 4; Ortmann 3; Papciak 11; Kupiec 3; Harvey 9; Newkirk 12; Robb11.
GDS: Baxter 6; Jordan 3; Keith 21; Talbot 2.
Caldwell 59, Burlington Christian 18: Caldwell earned its second victory of the day with the victory over BCA. Good contributions from Alex Hyatt and Christos Kastoudas for BCA. Caldwell’s Nick Papciak scored 11 of his 13 in the first half.
Caldwell: Cox 1; Robinson 1; ; Black 2; Papciak 11; Harvey 14; Newkirk 11; Robb 6; Papciak 13.
BCA: Brown 2; Hyatt 8; Kastoudas 4; Brooks 2, Turner 2
WEEK 3 RECAP
Caldwell 49, Greensboro Academy 19:
Caldwell jumped out to an 11-2 early lead fueled by three pointers from Addison Newkirk and Nick Papciak and cruised to victory in the day’s first game. Caldwell led 21-11 at half and outscored GA 27-8 in the second half to earn its 4th victory and stay undefeated and in first place in league play.
Caldwell: Cox 1, Robinson 2, Ortmann 2; Papciak 9; Kupiec 2; Harvey 14; Newkirk 14, Robb 2
GA: Dancy 8; Stainback 9; Vilchik 1; Loflin 1;
SPX 42, Burlington Christian 34:
SPX earned the victory and remained undefeated and tied for a share of first place in a very competitive game. Burlington Christian jumped to a 10-3 lead in this one forcing a SPX timeout at the 10 minute mark. Two consecutive steals by SPX “energy guy” Mitch Dimond led to 6 straight SPX points and a 13-10 lead. SPX led 20-15 at half.
The second half was back and forth until a Pius run at the 5:00 mark put them up by 14. BCA fought back but could not get closer than 6 as Pius pulled away for the victory. Alex Jones was a monster for SPX with 17, many on rebounds, while BCA’s Alex Hyatt scored 13.
SPX: Dimond 4, Koop 4, McCalister 2, Jones 17, Cooke 2; Bartlett 7; Frick 1; Gillispie 2; Essa 3
BCA: Hyatt 13; Cockman 2; Kastoudas 4; Brooks 12; Cooper 3.
GDS 51, Canterbury 39.
GDS proved to be too much in this one as they claimed victory over a much improved Canterbury squad. GDS. jumped out to a 6-0 lead spurred by Max McGinn’s two breakaway buckets .McCauley Davis’ runner then consecutive 3’s by Porter Davis and George Gunter and then Porter Davis again tied the game at 16. GDS then turned up its pressure and finished the half on a 14-4 run to take a 30-20 lead.
Despite some terrific offensive plays, Canterbury could not cut the lead under 10 in the second half. McGinn led all scorers with 21 while the brothers Davis McCauley and Porter both had 9.
GDS: Baxter 15; McGinn 12; Keith 11; Talbot 6.
Canterbury. Davis 9; Edwards 2; Lester 3; Shaw 6; P. Davis 9; Forsberg 2; Gunter 8.
BCA 36, OLG 29
BCA earned its first victory in summer league play in a defensive battle with league foe OLG.
After Nathan Rusch scored, BCA’s Dylan Brooks layup with 1:30 left put them ahead 30-29 and the lead for good as they pulled out a 36-29 victory
BCA took a 21-9 lead at the half, but OLG caught fire in the second half, spurred by Patrick Graves 3 point play and two more on Landon Raines transition layup to cut the lead to 1.
Landon Raines 3 point FG put OLG up 24-23 with 5:11 to go. Sam Rose ended the drought for BCA as his layup put BCA ahead 25-24. BCA’s balanced scoring attack saw nine guys put in through the hoop led by Sam rose with 7. Patrick Graves kicked in 8 for OLG.
BCA: Turner 2; Brown 2; Hyatt 6; Katsoudas 2; Carroll 2; Cooper 3; Brooks 5; Cooper 5; Rose 7.
OLG:Rusch 2; Alexander 2; NGraves 3; P. Graves 8; Raines 6; Hall 6
WEEK 4 RECAP
Greensboro Academy 50, Canterbury 48
GA wins this one in a thriller. The game was tied at 48 when James Stainback was fouled on a drive and hit 2 free throws making it 50-48. Canterbury got the ball back but could not get off a shot, and was unable to retrieve four rebounds in the last 10 seconds as GA secured victory.
GA led by ten, 44-34 but the Cougars kept fighting back. Porter Davis fade away 3 pointer cut the GA lead to three with 3:05 remaining, and 2 free throws by brother McCauley made it 48-45 at the 2:14 mark. A three-pointer by McCauley Davis tied the game at 48with :58 seconds.
DJ Prichett corner 3 off ball reversal to cut the GA lead to 33-28. Thomas Shaw 4 consecutive points and McCauley Davis hit back to back buckets to cut to 35-34 at the 11:00 mark. A 9-0 GA run put the score at 44-34 GA.
The first half featured a ton of offense as the teams combined for 58 points with GA leading 33-25. GA jumped out 4-0 before Canterbury answered with 7 straight points capped by a McCauley Davis wing 3 pointer. Ten straight GA points by Jordan Dancy propelled GA to a 20-14 lead at the 6 minute mark.
McCauley Davis scored a summer high 12 for Canterbury, while Dancy was unstoppable with 20, while James Stainback finished with 17.
Canterbury: M. Davis 12; Edwards 2; Shaw 12; Eesian 2; Prichett 5; P. Davis 5; Forsberg 4; Gunter 6.
GA: Leggette 1; Dancy 20; J Stainback 17; Vilchik 4; Loflin 4; Uber 4
Caldwell 36, ST Pius 30:
In a battle of unbeaten teams and a very physical matchup saw Caldwell come back from a ten point halftime deficit to beat St Pius
Caldwell trailed for most of the game, and not until Charlie Cox’s runner did they take the lead at Charlie Cox runner made it 31-30. Daniel Norris added two free throws to make it 33-30 with 1:35 remaining.
Alex Jones out-toughed everyone for a rebound and scored a 3 point play to put SPX back up one 30-29
Kaidan Robinson’s transition 3 pointer tied the score at 27 at the 4 minute mark. A free throw by Ashton Harvey put Caldwell up 28-27
Pius halftime lead was spurred by Mitch Dimond’s 8 points.
Caldwell opened with a 7-0 run to open the second half before Dimond ended the run to make it 24-19 at the 9:00 mark.
Sam Koop’s corner 3 for SPX put them up 27-21 but Ashton Harvey responded with a 3 point play to cut the lead again to 3.
Dimond scored 5 early points including a bank three-pointer to give SPX an early 10-6 lead. Ashton Harvey was terrific again for Caldwell leading all scorers with 17.
SPX: Dimond 10, Koop 3, McCalister 2, Jones 8, Bartlett 4; Kemp 3.
Caldwell: Cox 2; Robinson 3; Norris 6; Harvey 17; Robb 3.
GDS 48, OLG 33
A continually improving Our Lady of Grace squad led this one for most of the game before GDS pulled away for the victory. It wasn’t until Max McGinn’s offensive rebound follow at 6:15 put GDS up for good at 28-26.
OLG’s swarming defense and transition play kept them in this one. Transition baskets by Nathan Rusch and Landon Raines pushed the OLG lead to the halftime score of 18-11. GDS began half two on a 7-0 run, six of them coming from Cam Flippin to tie the score at 18.
GDS took it’s first lead at 22-21 on a basket from Isiah McLaughin with 8:30 remaining.
OLG jumped out to a 7-2 lead before GDS answered with a 5-0 run of its own. Flippin finished with 18 and Nathan Rusch was all over the place and scored 13.
GDS: McGinn 13; Ray 2; Keith 2; Gavin 2; Talot 6; McLaughin 5; Flippin 18.
OLG. Rusch 13; T. Wiedwald 6; Alexander 1; N. Graves 5; Hines 2; Raines 4; Foppe 2.
GDS 54, BCA 39
GDS finished their doubleheader with a very hard fought victory over BCA. GDS led 37-32 7:12 mark when Cam Flippin’s nifty reverse layup extended the lead to 39-31
Luke Ray bucket put GDS up 12, 44-32 with 5 minutes to go.
GDS jumped out early in this one but BCA fought back to tie at 26 at the half. BCA’s pressure defense and transition scoring kept the pressure on GDS. Sam Rose led the way in the first half with 10 points. He finished with 14.
Each time GDS would try to open up the game BCA would fight back. GDS led by as many as 12 in the first half.
BCA: Turner 2; Cummings 6; Katsoudas 2; Brooks 10; Yarbourough 5; Rose 14.
GDS: McGinn 10; Ray 4; Keith 10; Hopkins 6; ; McLaughin 9; Flippin 15.
WEEK 5 RECAP
GDS 49, St Pius 28
Greensboro Day School pulled away late in the first half to take sole possession of second place with the victory. With the score tied at 14, GDS went on a 13-3 run in the last four minutes of the first half to take a 27-17 halftime lead Cam Flippin and Nick Keith had baskets in that stretch.
ST Pius fought in the second half but could get no closer than ten.
Eli McCalister was terrific for SPX and scored 10 points while Luke Ray scored 10 including two 3-pointers.
GDS: Baxter 6; McGinn 6; Ray 10; Keith 10; Gavin 2; Hopkins 2; Talbot 7; Flippin 6.
St Pius: Dimond 7; McCalister 10; Bartlett 10; Stewart 1
Greensboro Academy 45, OLG 39
GA led this one from start to finish but a feisty OLG squad almost pulled out the victory at the end.
Trailing 22-12 at the half, OLG used pressure defense and transition to close the gap, cutting the lead to six on two separate occasions, on baskets by Frank Foppe at the 7:40 mark and Nathan Rush.
Frank Foppe ferocious drive and attack at the rim earned him 2 free throws at the 543 mark cutting the lead to 39-35. Foppes steal and layup at 5:00 cut the lead to 39-37. GA’s John Loflin answered with a runner making the score 41-37 and OLG could get no closer than 4.
GA built 13-6 lead at the 9 minute mark, 8 of those coming from Jordan Dancy. Landon Raines scored 3 consecutive points for OLG cutting the GA lead to 17-12, but Etan Vilchilk scored 4 of his own to push the lead to 21-12.
GA: Leggette 3; Dancy 20; J Stainback 10; Vilchik 4; Loflin 4; Uber 2
OLG. Rusch 10; Kilgariff 5; Hines 10; Raines 8; Foppe 7.
Caldwell 61, OLG 26
League-leading Caldwell Academy led this one start to finish as they earned victory over OLG. Addison Newkirk scored a season-high 24, twenty of those coming in the first half, while Nathan Rusch and Tam Hines had good games for OLG.
With the victory, reigning tournament champion Caldwell finishes its regular season undefeated and secures the number one seed in the upcoming tournament.
BCA 40, Canterbury 38
It was nearly 9p.m. when this game finished but the nightcap proved to be the most entertaining game of the day as BCA escaped with a narrow victory.
McCauley Davis’ midcourt heave narrowly missed at the buzzer which would have given Canterbury the victory
BCA led to 32-24 BCA 5:40 remaining before a frantic Canterbury run capped by Wells Edwards 3-point bucket tied the game at 36 with a little over one minute remaining.
Up two, Dylan Brooks steal and layup put BCA in command 40-36 with 30 seconds to go.
Canterbury’s DJ Pritchett’s creative layup pulled Canterbury within two at 40-38 with 10 seconds. Shockingly, both teams then committed turnovers stepping out of bounds before Canterbury could foul BCA with 2.1 seconds to go.
BCA missed both FT’s, leading to M. Davis’ half court attempt.
Down 8, Porter Davis and Prichett had big buckets leading to Edwards’ game tying three-pointer.
BCA jumped out 7-0 in this one aided by 4 points from Sam Rose.
Porter Davis came off the bench to hit a 3 pointer to ignite a 5 point Canterbury run. DJ Prichett end to end play capped a five point Canterbury run to tie the game at 12 at the 5:40 mark.
M. Davis back to back 3-pointers gave Canterbury its first lead and extended it to 18-12. Rebound by BCA Addison Turner stopped the Cougar run and cut the lead to 18-14
A 6-0 BCA run of its own tied the game at 18. Cam Coopers 3-pointer just before half gave BCA its 21-20 halftime lead.
BCA: Turner 5; Brown 3; Hyatt 7; Kastoudas 2; Carrol 2; Cooper 6; Brooks 6; Rose 10.
Canterbury: M. Davis 11; Edwards 3; Prichett 12; P. Davis 12;