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!