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Cavs Corner: Swimmers close to last lap of regular season
Posted 01/19/2017 01:58PM

By Andy Pogach, Assistant Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director, Varsity Girls Tennis Coach
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In this week’s Cavs Corner, we recognize our swim team seniors and wish them luck in today’s senior day meet at Campus Hills. We also recap the varsity basketball teams’ home wins over Cary Academy on Friday and their losses at Greensboro Day on Wednesday. 

 

VARSITY UPDATES

Swim team Senior Day
This afternoon, the DA swim team will be at Campus Hills pool in Durham for a home meet against Greensboro Day. I want to recognize our 14 seniors — many of whom have competed multiple years — for their hard work and dedication to the team. 

Senior girls include Samantha Baker, Sarah Bolognesi, Kelly Cunneen, Madi Dunk, Nichole Hanna, Campbell Hannan, Ellis Toms and Rebecca Wade.

Senior boys include Collin Brown, Victor Harpe, Sam Kim, Hunter Knoll, Michael Li and Tristan Ramage.

After today, one more regular season meet remains: a meet at North Raleigh Christian Academy next Thursday afternoon. Then our swimmers will head to the TISAC meet on Feb. 7 and the state meet on Feb. 20.

Basketball teams enjoy success on Preschool/Lower School Night at the CavDome
Kirby Gym was rocking Friday night as both varsity basketball teams enjoyed wins over Cary Academy. The girls team jumped out to a 26-11 lead after one period on their way to a 63-29 win. Junior Izzy Strigel had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Freshman Claire Middleton had 10 points and 8 rebounds, while sophomore Imani Spence had 8 points and team highs of 9 rebounds and 3 assists.

The boys team had similar success in their 60-31 win over the Chargers. On the night when senior Jorden Davis was honored for scoring his 1,000th point earlier this year, he led all players with 22 points. Davis is now third on the all-time career scoring list and on his way to the top of the career lists in both games played and three-pointers made. Sophomore Michael Savarino added 10 points and 5 rebounds as the Cavs had a dominating 52-15 lead after three periods. 

Bengals too tough for Cavs
On Wednesday night, both varsity teams travelled to Greensboro for their annual match-up with Greensboro Day. The Bengals boys team, ranked as high as third in the nation earlier this year, proved why they are a favorite for this year’s state championship. Their stifling defense limited the Cavs to a season-low 30 points in a 70-30 victory. Junior Jack McCallie scored a team-high 12 points in the loss.

In the girls’ game, the Bengals jumped out to a 16-point lead, and while the Cavs were able to cut it down to 6, they could not fight all the way back. In the 47-36 loss, Strigel had 16, while junior Erin Dilweg added 13. On Friday night, both teams will travel to Raleigh for a key TISAC matchup at Wake Christian Academy. 

Here are the current TISAC varsity basketball standings:

BOYS

CONF.        

OVERALL

RAVENSCROFT

2-0

13-7

DURHAM ACADEMY

1-1

15-5

CARY ACADEMY

1-1

7-7

WAKE CHRISTIAN

1-1

4-7

N. RALEIGH CHRISTIAN

0-2

3-15

 

GIRLS

CONF.        

OVERALL

DURHAM ACADEMY

2-0

10-6

SAINT MARY’S

2-1

5-2

RAVENSCROFT

1-1

11-7

CARY ACADEMY

2-2

6-8

WAKE CHRISTIAN

1-2

5-8

N. RALEIGH CHRISTIAN

0-2

8-9

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATE

‘Cardiac Cavs’ thrive under pressure
A special basketball mention goes to coach Jon Lantzy and his Middle School green team, which has earned the moniker “the Cardiac Cavs” with three straight last-second wins. On Wednesday, seventh-grader Austin Corbett hit both ends of a one-and-one with three seconds left to lift the green team to a comeback one-point win over Durham Nativity School. This win follows an overtime victory over Trinity School on Friday, when eighth-grader John Donovan hit two free throws in the final seconds to send the game to the extra session, and a last-second win over Ravenscroft last week. Who knows what is in store next as the green team is back in action today at home vs. Emerson Waldorf at 5:15 p.m. 

As always, thank you for your support of DA Athletics!

 

KEEPING UP WITH THE CAVS 

As always, you can keep up with the Cavs on Durham Academy’s website and the DA App: 

www.da.org/athletics: Schedules and Results

The DA App: Schedules and Results

  • The DA App allows you to keep up with athletics wherever you are. You can download the app from iTunes at http://bit.ly/DACavaliers. The DA App pulls athletics content directly from the DA website and delivers it to iOS-based devices including iPhone and iPad.
  • The Athletics portion of the DA App (after launching, click Menu, then click Athletics to open) features results of recent games, a list of upcoming contests and team records.
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