TBA vs. Bethel

On Tuesday, January 22, all three Patriots teams traveled to the peninsula to play Bethel of Hampton. The Junior Varsity guys had an excellent game. They pulled out in the lead very quickly, and stayed ahead the whole game. All the boys got an opportunity to play. Gabe Ortiz led the offense with 16 points. JV Patriots ended the game winning 37-30.
The Lady Patriots struggled to score the basketball against the Lady Pilots.The defense kept Bethel to 17 points in the first two quarters. Patriots made some changes at the half and had improved third and fourth quarters. Lady Patriots ended trailing 7-42.
The Varsity Patriots also had a rough start to the beginning of their game. They came back after halftime with renewed energy and were able to make up some lost ground. Wesley Whitfield had 18 points and Matt McGary contributed 10 points and 15 rebounds. Patriots ended the evening behind 39-60.

Senior Night is this Friday, January 25th in the TBA gym. There will be a special ceremony honoring the seniors and their parents between the JV and Varsity basketball games. Come out to support our Patriots and honor our seniors. Thank you!

The New Year with the Patriots

It has been a very busy two weeks since the Patriots returned to school following Christmas break. Saturday, January 5th was Alumni night in the TBA gym. Many former Patriots returned to play in the basketball games against the 2012-2013 Patriots teams. Many graduates and their families came out to cheer on both teams. The more experienced Alumni teams were able to stay ahead of the younger Patriots to finish in the lead with Lady Patriots 34-21 and Varsity 72-55.

On Monday, January 7th, the Patriots traveled down to Elizabeth City, NC to face the Victory Christian Eagles. The JV boys played a good game and won 35-6. Jackson Fredericks led the scoring with 13 points. Both Lady and Varsity Patriots played hard but were a little rusty after two weeks off for Christmas vacation. Lady Patriots and Varsity both finished behind 23-42 and 35-51 respectively.

The next night, the Patriots hosted Great Hope at TBA. The Lady Patriots had big contributions from many players. Marissa Marrero scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Kaylyn Fredericks had 11 points with 9 rebounds. Brianna Chavez and Amber McGary both pulled down 9 rebounds as well. Lady Patriots finished with a big win of 37-11.

Varsity Patriots had a great game against the Great Hope Soldiers, too. Wesley Whitfield had a huge scoring game with 31 points. Matt McGary put up 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Isaiah Tole had 4 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. The Varsity Patriots came out victorious at 54-37.

The Patriots ended their busy week with Friday games at home against Landmark. Junior Varsity guys and the Lady Patriots played tough games but had trouble scoring. JV finished with an 18-29 loss, and Ladies finished with an 8-32 loss.

The Varsity Patriots team played an exciting game against Landmark and kept the score close the whole time. Wesley Whitfield led with 27 points. Matt McGary scored 13 points and 12 rebounds. Adriel Ferrer contributed with 12 rebounds. The score was tied at the end of regulation. After a hard fought overtime period, the Patriots fell just a little bit short with 46-48. What an exciting night in the TBA gym!

The Patriots basketball teams had a break in the action this week as the junior and senior high take midterm exams. The whole school is looking forward to the upcoming Spirit Week ~ TBA style! Thanks again for all of the support from our fans! We love to see you out at the games!