NSA succumbs to Trojans

Published 9:45 pm Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boy’s basketball team suffered a 71-37 blowout home loss on Saturday to Walsingham Academy.

Saints head coach David Mitchell acknowledged the Trojans as one of the best in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools, but looked for the positive with his players. He pointed out the sizable improvement on last year when NSA only mustered 16 points against the talented opponent.

“We actually played a really good second quarter against them and did some things well, but we’ve still got a long way to go before we compete with the top four teams in the conference,” he said.

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He listed those top four as Cape Henry Collegiate School, Norfolk Collegiate School, Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School and Walsingham.

On Saturday, sophomore guard Morgan Wentz scored 10 points and junior forward C.J. Patterson came off the bench to score 10, as well.

The Saints (6-8, 0-2) visited Norfolk Academy on Tuesday night.