On Monday, December 17, the Patriots played their final games of the calendar year.
The JV Patriots played the varsity team from Great Hope. It was a challenging game, but the JV guys played hard the whole time. They came out after halftime and had a great 3rd quarter. Gabe Ortiz led the scoring with 10 points, and Austin Gray followed closely behind with 9 points. Final score: Patriots 27-Great Hope 54.
The Lady Patriots played the Sweethaven Lions. The game was close the entire evening with numerous lead changes. With sickness slowing down many of the starters, the girls coming off the bench did a great job filling the spots on the floor. Kaylyn Fredericks led the evening with 9 points and 11 rebounds. Amber McGary grabbed 10 rebounds, and Semiyah Ferebee was able to put up 7 points and pull down 7 rebounds. The girls fought through rough play and rough calls, but they ended the game a little short of their goal. Final score: Lady Patriots 23 – Sweethaven 28.
Great job, Patriots. Thank you again to all our fans.
May you all have a Merry Christmas remembering the birth of our wonderful Lord.
On Tuesday, December 11, the TBA Patriots hosted the Bethel Pilots for the first home games of the 2012-2013 season.
The JV team had a great game and soundly defeated Bethel 41-19. All the JV guys got some playing time against the Pilots. Jackson Fredericks was the high scorer of the evening with 16 points. Gabe Oritz also made a big contribution of 11 points.
The Lady Patriots struggled to score the basketball in their match against the Lady Pilots. Marissa Marrero was able to put up 10 points. All the girls coming off the bench made good contributions while they were on the court. The game ended with the Lady Patriots down 14-37. Still early in the season, the girls are looking to improve their skills and continue to work hard to improve areas of weakness in their game.
The Varsity Patriots played hard against Bethel but only had scoring contributions from a few players. Wesley Whitfield led with 20 points. Isaiah Tole added 4 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals. The final score left the Patriots down 34-53. The varsity guys will continue to practice hard and develop together as a team.
Thank you to all the Patriots fans! We appreciate your support. It is great to have everyone out to cheer us on!
On Friday, December 7th, all three Patriots basketball teams traveled to Richmond to face the Landmark Warriors. TBA did not bring home any wins this time, but everyone played hard and did a great job.
The JV boys played the first game of the evening. It was a tough match, but all the boys got to play and gain some good experience. Gabe Ortiz led the team with a 16 points game. Final score left Landmark ahead 22-40.
The Lady Patriots played a great game and stuck with their opponent almost the entire game. Midway through the 3rd quarter, the score board showed only a 4 point difference. The girls got a little tired and the other team racked up some fast break points to end the game with a 18-40 Lady Patriots loss. The girls did well and played a hard fought game.
The Varsity Patriots played hard and kept the game close the whole evening. Kevin Labre severely jammed his finger early in the first half and was not able to play much the rest of the game. CJ Rivers came off the bench to give help where needed. Wesley Whitfield again led his team with 28 points. The Patriots played a great match, but when the final buzzer sounded, the Patriots were still down 38-40.
Good job, Patriots. Great games on the road!
On Tuesday, December 4, the 2012-2013 Patriots’ basketball season officially began. The varsity teams traveled to Great Hope for a great opening night. The Lady Patriots got off to a bit of a slow start, but went in to half time with a 16-6 lead. All eleven players worked hard and did their part on the court. Kaylyn Fredericks led the team with 11 points, and Marissa Marrero also made a big contribution with 10 points. Semiyah Ferebee led the way in rebounds with 21 total, and Amber McGary recorded 13 rebounds in her first varsity game. The girls finished well and ended the game with a 26-14 victory.
The guys’ team also started out understandably slowly for their first game. They fought hard and pulled ahead. All the guys got to play and worked hard on the court. Wesley Whitfield led the team with a career high 42 points. Matthew McGary also had an outstanding game with 20 points and 11 rebounds. They also grabbed 6 steals apiece. The Varsity Patriots finished with a resounding 72-55 win.
What a great start to the season. Way to go Patriots!!!!