Boys Basketball Roundup: WCA Earns Blowout Win, Walsingham Narrowly Escapes

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Cle'Von Greene led WCA with 24 points against Steward School. (file photo)
Cle’Von Greene scored 13 points on Tuesday. (file photo)

Williamsburg Christian Academy got back to its winning ways Tuesday evening when the Eagles cruised past Hampton Christian 88-64 on the road.

In what proved a balanced scoring attack for WCA, Mike Duncan led the way with a team-high 21 points.

WCA battled closely with Hampton Christian in the first half with a three-point advantage after the first quarter and a seven-point halftime lead.

The game broke open for WCA in the third quarter behind four made 3-pointers coming from four different players. With their hot shooting, the Eagles outscored Hampton Christian 26-11 in the third quarter to take a commanding 61-39 lead.

The fourth quarter was high scoring for both teams, but Hampton Christian was unable to close the gap established by WCA throughout the game.

WCA (15-4) will look to build a win streak when the Eagles host Portsmouth Christian on Friday.

Williamsburg Christian: 15 20 26 27 — 88
Hampton Christian: 12 16 11 25 — 64

Williamsburg Christian: Flanagan 4, Kean 2, D. Cook 10, Duncan 21, Brown 12, R. Cook 8, Greene 13, Radcliffe 1, Ortiz 7, Green 8, Anderson 2
Hampton Christian: Blair 2, Buckner 12, Knight 4, Norton 13, Mann 23, Payton 6, Smith 2, Zambrano 2
3-point goals: Williamsburg Christian 7 (D. Cook 2, Duncan, Brown, R. Cook 2, Greene), Hampton Christian 6 (Norton 2, Mann 2, Payton 2)

 

Walsingham Edges Norfolk Academy

Walsingham Academy withstood a late charge by Norfolk Academy to eke out a 46-45 road win on Tuesday.

With standout forward Richard Washington having an uncharacteristic low-scoring performance with nine points, it was up to Dusan Vicentic to pick up the scoring pace for the Trojans.

Vicentic stepped up for the Trojans, scoring a game-high 15 points with 13 coming in the first half.

The first half belonged to Walsingham Academy, which held a solid 30-21 halftime lead.

A slow third quarter allowed Norfolk Academy to enter the fourth quarter trailing just seven points.

The Trojans struggled to find their rhythm from the free throw line in the fourth quarter as Norfolk Academy pulled within one point as the Trojans shot just 2-of-9 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.

Despite Walsingham’s offensive woes in the second half, the Trojans managed to hang on for the narrow one-point victory.

Walsingham (14-4) will continue its season at home against Steward School on Saturday.

Walsingham: 13 17 7 9 — 46
Norfolk Academy: 10 11 9 15 — 45

Walsingham: Gero 3, Washington 9, West 6, Stewart 9, Vicentic 15, Ptacek 4
Norfolk Academy: Wentz 11, Peccie 8, Acra 2, Randolph 5, Rascoe 4, Frazier 2, McCormack 13
3-point goals: Walsingham 5 (Gero, Washington, West 2, Stewart), Norfolk Academy 3 (Wentz 2, Peccie)