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Dusan Vicentic scored 24 points for Walsingham Academy. (file photo)
Dusan Vicentic scored 24 points for Walsingham Academy. (file photo)

Dusan Vicentic scored a game-high 24 points to lead Walsingham Academy to a comfortable 56-44 win against Christ Chapel at home Saturday.

Outside of Vicentic, Walsingham’s offense proved stagnant in the first half with just 20 points. Vicentic had eight of Walsingham’s 20 first-half points, while standout Richard Washington logged two.

With the low scoring output, Walsingham found itself trailing Christ Chapel 21-20 at halftime.

Vicentic took over the game in the third quarter, scoring 12 points to jump-start the Trojans. Washington also found his groove with six points in the quarter.

The Trojans put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter by outscoring Christ Chapel 15-8 over the final eight minutes of play.

Walsingham (13-4) will hit the road to take on Norfolk Academy on Tuesday.

Christ Chapel: 12 9 15 8 — 44
Walsingham: 12 8 21 15 — 56

Christ Chapel: Williams 11, Nicely 7, Reed-Berry 4, Cowan 4, Bailey 7, Merritt 7
Walsingham: Gero 3, Washington 12, West 9, Stewart 8, Vicentic 24
3-point goals: Christ Chapel 3 (Williams, Bailey, Merritt), Walsingham 5 (Gero, Washington, West 3)


HRA Stuns Kellam in OT

Anthony Picott’s go-ahead 3-pointers with 30 seconds left in overtime proved the difference as Hampton Roads Academy defeated Kellam 67-64 Saturday in the Bishop Sullivan Basketball Slamfest.

Saturday’s game was a tight contest throughout as the Navigators only led by as many as six points in regulation. The game also featured 14 lead changes.

A strong first quarter by HRA gave the Navigators an 18-13 lead, but Kellam closed the gap in the second half to make the halftime score 31-28 in favor of HRA.

Kellam cut HRA’s lead to one point by the end of the third quarter and tied the game up in the fourth quarter to send the game into an extra period.

In overtime, Picott’s 3-pointer broke what was a 64-64 tie with 30 seconds remaining. The field goal proved enough to lift HRA to the narrow victory.

HRA (7-6) will hit the road Thursday during a road game against Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

HRA: 18 13 16 15 5 — 67
Kellam: 13 15 18 16 2 — 64

HRA: Humphrey 12, Wingfield 5, Hart 22, Picott 15, Mather, Phillips 12
Kellam: Cephus 7, Campbell 7, Schulz 8, Talbert 7, Amici 2, Marshall 4, Craig 12, Singer 11, Swihart 6
3-point goals: HRA 6 (Humphrey 2, Hart 3, Picott), Kellam 4 (Schulz 2, Talbert, Singer)


WCA Falls Against St. Anne’s-Belfield

Williamsburg Christian Academy suffered a tough 66-62 loss against St. Anne’s-Belfield on Saturday in the Bishop Sullivan Basketball Slamfest.

The Eagles came out strong in the first quarter, jumping out to a 20-11 lead over St. Anne’s after eight minutes of play.

However, St. Anne’s responded in a big way during the second quarter by outscoring the Eagles 15-6 to tie the game at 26-26 by halftime.

Duke basketball commit Javin Montgomery-Delaurier carried St. Anne’s in the third quarter and put WCA in a five-point hole heading into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles closed the gap by one point in the fourth quarter, but ultimately fell short in the end.

WCA (14-4) will try to rebound on the road against Hampton Christian on Tuesday.

WCA: 20 6 20 16 — 62
St. Anne’s-Belfield: 11 15 25 15 — 66

WCA: Duncan 6, Brown 7, R. Cook 15, Greene 13, Green 19, D. Cook 2
St. Anne’s Belfield: Palumbo 5, Harrison 8, Johnson 9, Nixon 19, Montgomery-Delaurier 23, Woodson 2
3-point goals: WCA 5 (Brown, R. Cook, Greene 2, Green), St. Anne’s-Belfield , St. Anne’s-Belfield 4 (Palumbo, Nixon 3)