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Richard Washington and Dusan Vicentic each logged 16 points to help lead Walsingham Academy to a comfortable 70-42 win against Norfolk Christian at home Tuesday.
Washington led Walsingham with six points in the first quarter, while Vicentic paced the Trojans with nine points in the second quarter.
Between the two scorers, Walsingham was able to build a 37-13 halftime advantage against Norfolk Christian.
The Trojans continued rolling in the second half behind a strong performance on offense and defense. Walsingham outpaced Norfolk Christian 17-9 in the third quarter, building a 54-22 lead through all three quarters.
With the Trojans rolling heading into the fourth quarter, backup players helped lead Walsingham Academy to the finish line in what ended up being an easy win.
Walsingham (15-4) will play a road game against Cape Henry on Tuesday.
Norfolk Christian: 10 3 9 20 — 42
Walsingham: 17 20 17 16 — 70
Norfolk Christian: Porter 5, Elliott 5, Odell 2, Coley 10, Brown 4, Williams 8, McCarthy 2, Allen 6
Walsingham: Gero 3, Washington 16, Blow 2, Jones 10, West 2, Demodna 9, Stewart 4, Vicentic 16, Ptacek 8
3-point goals: Norfolk Christian 3 (Porter, Brown, Williams), Walsingham 1 (Gero)
HRA Edges Bishop Sullivan at Home
Hampton Roads Academy barely survived a thrilling home game against Bishop Sullivan on Tuesday, hanging on to a 54-53 victory.
Tuesday’s contest between HRA and Bishop Sullivan was a back-and-forth affair that featured 11 lead changes and seven ties.
Bishop Sullivan took an early lead in the first quarter, holding a 12-9 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.
The Navigators managed to cut into Bishop Sullivan’s lead by one point in the second quarter, closing the halftime deficit to just two points.
HRA stormed out of the gates in the second half, scoring 17 points in the third quarter to take a two-point lead over Bishop Sullivan. The Navigators led by as many as five points in the second half.
The fourth quarter was as evenly played as the first three quarters, with neither team able to get separation. Despite Bishop Sullivan outscoring HRA in the final quarter, the Navigators managed to hang on for the one-point win.
HRA (9-6) will look to continue a six-game win streak at home against Portsmouth Christian on Thursday.
Bishop Sullivan: 12 10 13 18 — 53
Hampton Roads: 9 11 17 17 — 54
Bishop Sullivan: Boumgartner 14, Newman 4, Simpkins 19, Tebay 5, Johnson 11
Hampton Roads: Humphrey 4, Wingfield 5, Hart 21, Picott 9, Mather 4, Phillips 11
3-point goals: Bishop Sullivan 4 (Boumgartner 3, Tebay), Hampton Roads 2 (Wingfield, Hart)
WCA Drubs Denbigh Baptist
Williamsburg Christian Academy had no trouble running past Denbigh Baptist on the road, earning a decisive 103-25 victory Tuesday.
The Eagles eclipsed Denbigh Baptist’s total points in the game after just one quarter of play. WCA outscored Denbigh Baptist 35-2 in the first quarter before putting together a 26-9 second quarter.
By halftime, WCA held a comfortable 61-11 lead over Denbigh Baptist.
The second half was more of the same as WCA outpaced Denbigh Baptist 42-14 over the final two quarters of play, getting reserve players into the mix in the process.
WCA (16-4) will look to continue its winning way on the road against Stonebridge on Friday.
Williamsburg Christian: 35 26 27 15 — 103
Denbigh Baptist: 2 9 5 9 — 25
Williamsburg Christian: Flanagan 2, Kean 4, D. Cook 3, Duncan 4, Brown 15, R. Cook 6, Greene 14, Radcliffe 8, Thomas 2, Ortiz 16, Green 10, Anderson 8, Stover 6, Noray 5
Denbigh Baptist: Copeland 5, O’Conner 2, Yi 12, Mutsell 2, Marshall 4
3-point goals: Williamsburg Christian 7 (D. Cook, Brown 3, Ortiz, Stover 2), Denbigh Baptist 5 (Copeland, Yi 4)