Boys Basketball Roundup: Tabb Wins Bayport Credit Union Holiday Tourney, York Falls in Consolation

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TabbHighSchoolLogoTabb’s boys basketball team took home some holiday hardware as the Tigers defeated Gloucester 62-49 Wednesday evening to win the Bayport Credit Union Holiday Tournament.

After an evenly played first quarter, Tabb’s offense and defense picked up and the Tigers began pulling away.

By halftime, Tabb held a 30-18 lead over Gloucester.

In what seems to be a change of form from Tabb’s first four games of the season, the Tigers were able to hold their halftime lead and play all square with Gloucester in the second half.

Despite not controlling the second half, Tabb did enough to hang on for the victory and take home the championship.

Tabb (5-4) has a winning record for the first time this season and has won four of its last five games, including three consecutive. The Tigers will look to keep that streak going when they travel to play Warhill on Jan. 6.

Individual statistics were not reported for this game.

Tabb: 11 19 14 18 — 62
Gloucester: 10 8 15 16 — 49

 

York Falls to Poquoson in Bayport Credit Union Tourney

Rayvon Patrick scored a game-high 21 points. (file photo)
Rayvon Patrick scored a game-high 21 points. (File Photo)

York watched a nine-point halftime lead disappear as the Falcons dropped a 61-50 contest to Poquoson Wednesday in the Bayport Credit Union Holiday Tournament.

The Falcons had everything going for them in the first half as set plays were generating open looks.

As a result, Rayvon Patrick opened the game with 10 points in the first quarter. Patrick finished with a game-high 21 points.

The second quarter was more of the same as York continued to run its offense and execute on the defensive end of the court. By halftime, York held a 31-22 lead over the Islanders.

A strong second-half charge from Poquoson rattled the Falcons, however.

Poquoson’s J.D. Costulis scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half, while Laroy Young scored 11 second half points to help lead the charge.

As Poquoson’s points began piling up, York’s confidence waned and the Falcons eventually crumbled under the weight of the rally from Poquoson.

By the final buzzer, Poquoson sat with an 11-point victory.

York (0-9) is still looking for its first win of the season. The Falcons will travel to take on Middlesex on Saturday.

Poquoson: 10 12 16 23 — 61
York: 15 16 5 14 — 50

Poquoson: Costulis 20, Erb 1, Schuhart 11, Taylor 8, Zalameda 1, McDevitt 6, Young 14
York: McFadden 2, Patrick 21, Kimrey 8, Simmons 8, Bert 2, Nanartowich 2, Christian 7
3-point goals: Poquoson 4 (Costulis 3, Schuhart), York 3 (Kimrey 2, Simmons)

 

WCA Falls to Bethel in Reebok Christmas Holiday Showcase

Williamsburg Christian Academy rallied back from a 17-point halftime deficit, but ultimately fell short during a 60-56 loss against Bethel in the Reebok Crossover High School Christmas Holiday Showcase on Wednesday.

The Eagles found themselves in an unfamiliar position against Bethel: trailing by double-figures. After falling behind by three points in the first quarter, the Eagles were outscored by 14 points in the second quarter.

By the time halftime struck, Bethel held a commanding 33-16 lead over WCA.

Instead of giving up, WCA continued to battle back and clawed its way back into the game. After outscoring Bethel by five points in the third quarter, the Eagles pulled within four points in the fourth quarter.

Despite their best efforts, the Eagles were unable to completely close the gap and ultimately fell short of the win.

WCA (9-2) will continue its season when the Eagles host Benedictine on Jan. 6.

Individual statistics were not reported for this game.

WCA: 9 7 17 23 — 56
Bethel: 12 21 12 15 — 60