Varsity Boys Basketball
The Owls traveled to Chelsea Academy for a DAC game on 1/23/18. The boys scored 24 first half points and held the Knights to just 14 to lead by 10 at the half. After an even third quarter the Owls led 35-26 but were outscored 16 to 7 in the fourth quarter, and Chris O’Heir hit a spectacular three point shot right before the buzzer to put the game into overtime. Unfortunately, O’Heir made the only basket in overtime as the boys misfired on several shots, and the Knights went on to win a close one, 47-44. Connor Glennon was assigned to the Knights’ ALL-DAC performer and held him to just three points on the night. Glennon also contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Chris O’Heir led the boys with 25 points. Ben Kelsey and Martin O’Heir were the only other players to score in the game.
The Owls hosted Timber Ridge School for a non-conference game on 1/25/18. The boys gave up a few transition baskets early from turnovers but then settled down and led 14-8 at the end first quarter. The two teams each scored 10 points in the second quarter, but the Owls drew a number of important fouls on two of the Titans’ top players, and it proved to have a big impact in the second half. After starting the third quarter off slowly the Owls got eight points from Chris O’Heir, four of those at the foul line and a big three-point basket from Kevin He to lead 37 26 entering the final quarter. O’Heir hit for another seven points and Kevin He hit another three-point basket as the boys secured a 51-36 victory. Chris O’Heir led all scorers with 28 points, and he had three assists and three steals. Connor Glennon pulled down 10 rebounds and contributed six points. Kevin He had a good night with nine points. Ben Kelsey, Jeremy Kwolek and Porter Gilliam also scored in the game. The varsity boys had not won since December 7th so it was good to get into the win column. Our record is 3-6 overall and 0-6 in the DAC on the season.
JV Boys Basketball
The Owls traveled to Chelsea Academy for a non-conference game on 1/22/18. The boys overpowered the Knights from the beginning scoring 23 points in the first quarter and holding the Knights scoreless. Eight players played in the first quarter, and all other players entered the game during the second quarter. The boys led 31-6 at the half with Nile Patel leading the way with eight points. The Owls outscored the Knights 20-4 in the third quarter and cruised to a 61-16 victory. Kevin He led all scorers with 14 points while hitting two three point shots. Ben Kelsey added 13 points in limited playing time while Nile Patel finished with 10 points. Martin O’Heir chipped in eight points. The following players also scored in the game: Griffin Landis, KT Lee, Hank Lin, John Mullins and Will Zhang. It was the third game in a rare triple-header sweep of the Knights. Our JV record is 4-0 on the season.
MS Boys Basketball
The Owls traveled to Chelsea Academy in a VMSC game on 1/22/18. It was the second game in a triple–header for the night. The game was close throughout with the Owls leading 6-5 at the end of the first quarter and 14-11 at the half. The Knights outscored the Owls 10-5 in the third quarter to take a 21-19 lead into the final quarter. A steal and a layup by John Mullins in the last minute of the game gave the boys a 30-29 lead, and they held the Knights from scoring in the last minute to pull out the win. John Mullins led all scorers with 19 points. Alex Diehl scored seven points. Alex Phillippe and Owen Schuster each contributed two points in the game.
The Owls traveled to Randolph-Macon Academy for a VMSC game on 1/24/18. The boys traveled with a depleted roster, and the Jackets were very deep and very athletic. The Jackets led 14-2 at the end of the first quarter and turned that into a 22-7 halftime lead. The Jackets outscored the Owls 19-11 in the second half to win 41 -18. Bobby Reid led the boys with nine points. Connor Lummis added four points. Jaden Johnson and Alex Diehl also scored in the game. The Owls scored just three points in the last six minutes of the game to drop the contest 43-24. John Mullins led the boys with 14 points. Alex Diehl also scored in the game. Our record is 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the VMSC.
MS Girls Basketball
The Lady Owls traveled to Chelsea Academy for a VMSC game on 1/22/18. The game was the first in a triple–header for the night. The Owls held the Knights scoreless in the first quarter while Ava Lubkemann dropped in 8 points to give the girls an 8-0 lead and then a 10-2 halftime lead. The girls outscored the Knights 4-1 in the third quarter and held on for a 14-7 VMSC win. Ava Lubkemann led the girls with 12 points, and Anika Pruntel scored the other basket.
The Lady Owls traveled to Randolph-Macon Academy for the VMSC game on 1/24/18. The girls played hard and well, but the Jackets were bigger and had a deeper bench. The Jackets held a slight lead of 4-6 at the end of the first quarter, and neither team scored in the second quarter. The Jackets led 18-8 entering the final quarter, but the Owls outscored them 6-4 as the Jackets held on for a 22-14 win. Ava Lubkemann was in double figures with 10 points. Liza Dareing scored the team’s other four points. Our record is 1-3 in the VMSC and 1-4 overall.