Trojans stomp Saints

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2005

Suffolk News-Herald

Basketball is a difficult game. When your opponent has the three tallest players on the court, it’s even more so.

That was the unfortunate lesson learned Tuesday evening as Nansemond-Suffolk Academy was unable to break up visiting Walsingham Academy’s perfect TCIS record as the Trojans rolled, 70-39.

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The Trojans jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the opening 5:43, and 18-6 after the first period.

The Saints were able to slow Walsingham through most of the second period, but a 6-0 run to close out the last 90 seconds of the half built the Trojan advantage to 30-13 at the break.

Kyle Jett led the Saints with eight points in the first half.

Walsingham’s height and quickness forced NSA into 26.1 percent (6-for-23) shooting from the floor in the first half.

The Trojans also used a 20-9 rebounding advantage in the opening half.

Both teams were hot offensively in the third quarter, but NSA turnovers versus Walsingham’s press, plus multiple Trojan three-pointers, still allowed Walsingham to stretch their lead to 54-30 by the end of the third. The Saints were able to shoot 50.0 percent (7-for-14) from the floor, as well as knock down three three-pointers, in the third quarter.

Jett finished as NSA’s leading scorer and rebounder with 13 points and seven boards.

Adam Gillette and Bryan Breedlove scored nine points each.

The Saints (8-9, 1-3) continue their conference schedule Friday evening at home against Norfolk Christian (10-7, 2-2).

The NSA girls were just as unsuccessful, falling 58-20 at Walsingham. Michelle Boucher had nine points and Parris Grieder six. NSA hosts Northampton tonight.