WCDS Sports Recap 01/25/19

Wakefield Country Day School Athletic Results

by Mike Costello, WCDS Athletic Director

VAR Girls Basketball

The Owls hosted Chelsea Academy on 1/22/19.   WCDS played a good game but struggled with the Knights’ strong post player.  The Owls had an early lead, but the Knights led 12-6 after one quarter. The Knights pushed their lead to 23-8 at the half. WCDS did not score from the floor in the third quarter but did outscore the Knights, 10-0, in the final quarter.  The Knights managed a 31-20 win.  Jill Chiu scored 10 second-half points for WCDS, including nine in the final quarter for a season high 12 points.  Ava Lubkemann added seven points.  Freshman Alexis Cross made one foul shot.  Our record is 0-4 on the season. 

VAR Boys Basketball

The Owls hosted Chelsea Academy for a DAC game on 1/22/19.   WCDS struggled on the offensive end but played a strong game on the defensive end holding the Knights to 10 first-half points and 12 second-half points, for a season low of 22 points. The Owls had a strong third quarter to lead 28-18 going into the final period.  With a 34-22 victory over Chelsea, WCDS secured at least a share of the DAC Division II Regular Season Championship.   The Owls shot 75% from the foul line with Ben Kelsey and John Mullins going 100 percent from the line.  John Mullins led all scorers with 18 points and also had six assists and four steals.  Martin O’Heir had a career night on the boards with 16 rebounds, adding six points for a solid game.  Hank Lin contributed six rebounds and six points. Ben Kelsey hit two foul shots, and Kevin He had a basket. 

The Owls traveled to Timber Ridge School in a non-conference game on 1/24/19.   A very poor start led to an uphill battle for the Owls, and the Titans led 19-7 at the end of the first quarter. WCDS outscored the Titans 19-13 in the second quarter to be down just 32-26 at the half.  The Owls took a three point lead late in the third quarter, but three straight turnovers led to points for the Titans.  WCDS had again outscored the Titans 14-11 in the quarter but stayed behind, 43-40.  The Titans held on in the end for a 56-51 win. A tough loss overshadowed a career night for WCDS senior Kevin He.  Kevin He scored a career high 26 points on the strength of five three-point baskets.   He had four steals to lead the team.  John Mullins struggled from behind the three-point line but finished with 17 points, four assists and three steals. Martin O‘Heir contributed 10 rebounds and four points.  Ben Kelsey also scored four points.  Our record is 3-0 in the DAC and 4-3 overall.  

MS Boys Basketball

The Owls hosted Randolph-Macon Academy for a VMSC game on 1/23/19.  The boys were overpowered by the bigger, stronger and more athletic Jackets.  The Jackets transition game lead to a 20-4 lead at the end of one quarter, and they controlled the game.  Unfortunately WCDS did not score in the second quarter and trailed 31-4 at the half. The Owls managed to outscore the Jackets in the final quarter, six to three, before falling 43-14. All of the WCDS starters scored in the game.   Sean Regan and Owen Schuster each scored four points. Jacob DiDomenico, Jaden Johnson and Connor Lummis each scored a basket.  Our record is 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the VMSC.

MS Girls Basketball

The Owls hosted Randolph-Macon Academy for a VMSC game on 1/23/19. The bigger, more athletic Jackets used their back court pressure defense to force WCDS into turnovers that led to easy baskets.  The Jackets led 31-7 at the half.  Unfortunately, the Owls struggled to score in the second half and produced only four points in the third quarter to fall 43-7.  Ava Lubkemann led WCDS with seven points. Alexis Cross and Sydney Gerard also scored baskets for the Owls. Our record is 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the VMSC.