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Armani Franklin posted a triple-double of 19 points, 15 steals and 10 assists to lead Williamsburg Christian Academy to a blowout 98-19 road win against Denbigh Baptist on Tuesday.
Denbigh Baptist had no answers when it came to slowing down WCA’s offense, which had double-digit performances by nearly every player on the roster.
The Eagles matched Denbigh Baptist’s total points in the first quarter, posting 19 points in the first eight minutes of play. WCA built on their already sizable lead more in the second quarter, outscoring Denbigh Baptist 28-5 to take a 47-10 halftime lead.
Points kept coming for WCA in the second half as the Eagles put up 48 points in the final two quarters compared to Denbigh Baptist’s nine.
In holding Denbigh Baptist to 19 points, WCA posted its second-best defensive performance of the season, while at the same time putting together its best offensive showing yet.
WCA (10-3) has won back-to-back games and seven of its last eight dating back to Dec. 9. The Eagles will look to keep that trend going with a home game against Atlantic Shores Christian on Feb. 2.
Williamsburg Christian: 19 28 25 23 — 98
Denbigh Baptist: 5 5 3 6 — 19
Williamsburg Christian: T. Jones 18, Davie 6, A. Jones 12, Musfelt 12, Boger 17, Franklin 19, Chillers 14
Denbigh Baptist: Peterson 1, Schnider 6, Lensch 3, Gilbert 2, Gregg 3, Hughey 4
3-point goals: Williamsburg Christian 6 (T. Jones, Boger 4, Franklin)
Walsingham Falls to Norfolk Christian in OT
Walsingham Academy dropped a home contest against Norfolk Christian Tuesday 32-41 in overtime.
The Trojans put together a strong first quarter, outscoring Norfolk Christian 12-6 behind six points from Christine McBeath, who scored a team-high 17 points.
A slow second quarter by both teams saw Walsingham Academy leading Norfolk Christian 19-12 at halftime.
McBeath continued her strong play in the third quarter, when she scored eight points and helped Walsingham extend its lead by one point.
However, Walsingham struggled to find points in the fourth quarter and did not sink a field goal over the final eight minutes of regulation.
On the other end of the court, Norfolk Christian’s Kerri Wasko scored six of her game-high 24 points to tie the game at 30 apiece and send the contest into overtime.
The Trojans continued to struggle on offense in the overtime period, scoring two points compared to Norfolk Christian’s 11.
Walsingham Academy (4-9) will try to rebound Friday on the road against Richmond Christian.
Norfolk Christian: 6 6 9 9 11 — 41
Walsingham Academy: 12 5 10 3 2 — 32
Norfolk Christian: Brown 2, Wasko 24, Ludvik 2, Norman 11, Gibson 2
Walsingham Academy: McBeath 17, Mauk 3, Marcombe 5, Williams 7
3-point goals: Norfolk Christian 2 (Wasko, Norman), Walsingham Academy 1 (McBeath)
Bishop Sullivan Blows Out HRA
The Hampton Roads Academy girls basketball team struggled to keep pace with a high-powered Bishop Sullivan team at home Tuesday, dropping a 64-38 contest.
In a game in which HRA never led, the Navigators were set back early and often against Bishop Sullivan. The Navigators trailed by five points after the first quarter and by halftime trailed 30-17.
The second half was not much better for HRA, which outscored Bishop Sullivan by one point in the third quarter before being blown out by 14 points in the final quarter.
HRA (3-5) will try to snap a two-game losing skid Feb. 2 on the road against Norfolk Christian.
A full box score was not provided for this game.
Bishop Sullivan: 13 17 12 22 — 64
Hampton Roads: 8 9 13 8 — 38
Hampton Roads: Bresee 2, White 2, Kingsbury 6, Davis 9, Mauk 2, Teagle 2, Arcand 8, Payne 3, Ross 4