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!




Final Games of 2012

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.

First Home Game

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!


TBA vs. Landmark

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!


First Games of the Season

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!!!!