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Cavs Corner, Nov. 17


DA Athletics Hosts Successful First ‘Durham Academy Tip-Off Classic’

Last weekend, basketball teams from Cary Academy, Charlotte Country Day School and the O’Neal School joined the Cavaliers in the inaugural four-school, eight-team showcase! The Cavaliers boys and girls teams faced the Charlotte Country Day Buccaneers on Friday and The O’Neal School Falcons on Saturday. Though going a combined 1–3, the Cavs were part of a great kick-off to their seasons. Excitement is sure to follow the rest of the way!

Boys Basketball Wins at the Buzzer! 

Senior JP Dilweg scored a layup at the buzzer as the DA boys hoops team took a huge non-conference victory over Grace Christian 65–64!

Girls Basketball Gets First Win of Season! 

The Cavaliers won big against Grace Christian Academy 47–19 in a defensive showcase. The win was the first of the season for the girls, as well as the first in coach Nigel Cabral’s head coaching tenure! 

Durham Academy Athletics – Ticketing Policy 2022–2023

Upper School Games

  • JV & varsity boys and girls basketball teams will play their home games in Kirby Gymnasium on the Upper School campus (3601 Ridge Road).

Middle School Games

  • Middle School boys and girls basketball teams will play their home games in the Middle School Gymnasium (3116 Academy Road).

Regular Season Ticketing

  • Tickets are required for varsity contests only. Middle School and JV games do not require a ticket.

  • The gym will be cleared following the JV game(s) where applicable.

  • Varsity tickets are $5 and can be purchased at

  • DA families may use passcode “Kirby22” to acquire two complimentary season-long passes. Each pass will grant the pass-holder entry into each home regular season contest.* These are available now.

  • Season passes will be emailed to you as a .pdf attachment. Printed passes and screen shots are valid and will be scanned at the gate. 

  • Passes are also available through the new “Hometown Fan” mobile phone app. Login information will be the phone number used to “purchase tickets.” This app is pictured below. 

*Tickets to individual games will be available the Sunday prior to the event day throughout the season.

*Tickets are not required for DA students/faculty/staff.

*DA season passes are not valid for the DA Tip-Off Classic.

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