Wakefield County Day School in Huntly has announced the results of its recent athletic competitions.
Varsity boys' basketball
In the Dec. 2 varsity boys' basketball home game against the Knights from Chelsea Academy, Alex Foster and Gage Landis each scored five points in the first quarter as the Owls gained a 14-7 lead. Tim Johns led the second quarter and had three first half assists. Michael Stone and Alex combined for 14 points in the third quarter for a 43-26 lead going into the final quarter. The Owls won 49-32. Coach Dick made sure as many players as possible got into the game; Alex led all scorers with 22 points and completed a double-double with 10 rebounds. Michael also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Tim contributed five rebounds to go with six points and a team high four assists. Fred Wang pulled down six rebounds and scored three points.
On Dec. 3, the Owls hosted Fresta Valley Christian in a non-conference game. Alex started the game quickly, and Fred and Michael combined to score 17 points as the boys built a 18-3 lead by the end of the quarter. The team scored another 17 points in the quarter to extend their lead to 35-17. Sean Brown, who had missed the first game due to illness, hit three three-point shots in the second half. The boys shot 100 percent from the foul line in the second half to go on to win 62-36.
Alex led all scorers with 24 points, eight of which came on the foul line, and added 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double. Michael had another solid game contributing 14 points and Fred grabbed 11 rebounds and added a season high eight points. Tim contributed four assists and three points. Allen Zeng and Gage also scored in the game. The coach again got his entire roster in the game.
In their Dec. 5 game, the Owls played Randolph-Macon Academy Yellow Jackets in a non-conference game. The boys had a good first quarter and held a 10-8 lead at the end of the quarter. But the Jackets found their rhythm in the second quarter and converted a few turnovers and long rebounds into transition points and won the game 51-31. Thanks to the cooperation of the Jackets' coach, all of the boys got to play in the game. Alex was the team's leading scorer with 10 points. Michael led the team with seven rebounds. Tim Johns, Michael and Alex each had four assists. The Owls' record is 2-1 on the season.
Varsity girls' basketball
The Lady Owls opened their season hosting Fresta Valley Christian in a non-conference game on Dec. 3. The girls held a 9 to 4 lead at the end of the first quarter, scored nine more points in the second quarter and held the Pioneers to only two points to lead 18-6 at the half. Their best quarter was the third, when they took control of the game and scored 16, holding a safe 34-12 lead and winning 39-21. Maeve Dale out scored the Pioneers with 24 points and completed a double-double with 10 steals. She also added eight rebounds. Kim Pankow contributed eight points and eight steals. Emily Hennessy chipped in five points and Julia Weir also scored in the game. Freshman Tatumn Vaught had four assists, five rebounds and five steals, and Vita Vyas contributed eight rebounds. She and Emily were credited by Coach Pankow for great defense limiting the Pioneers' scoring opportunities.
The Lady Owls played their second game of the season on Dec. 5 when they hosted Randolph-Macon Academy. It was the first game for the Yellow Jackets, and the two teams combined for more turnovers than points in the first quarter. The Owls won 40-20. Maeve again led all scorers with 16 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double. Kim topped the performance with a triple-double, 11 points, 10 steals and 10 assists. Tatumn scored four points and grabbed eight rebounds and five steals. Emily added four points; Julia Weir and Vita also scored in the game, and Julia collected eight rebounds. The girls are 2-0 for the season.
Middle school boys basketball
On Dec. 2, the Owls started their season with a non-conference game at Winchester Academy. The Eagles had a coed team and the boys used their athletic ability to take early control of the game. Coach O'Heir was able to substitute freely and rest his top players in the second half. The boys won 51-1. Martin O'Heir led all scorers with 12 points. Spencer Bryan scored 10 points. The following players also scored: Porter Gilliam, Connor Glennon, Cooper Guiffre, Tyler Johnson, Andrew Kwolek, Jackson Romine and Drake Summers.
On Dec. 4, the Owls held a home game against an undermanned team from Riverfront Christian in their first Valley Middle School Conference game. The Rams had only five players available for the game, and the Owls won 54-5. The Rams' coach subbed in a great deal in the second half, but the Owls still scored 10 point in both quarter to take an easy 54-5 victory. Connor Glennon led all scorers with 16 points. Spencer also had double figures with 10 points. Chris O'Heir led the team in assists. The following players also scored in the game: Porter, Andrew, Chris, Connor Poe and Jackson. The team's record is 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the VMSC.