NSA boys split TCIS contests

Published 9:28 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Nansemond-Suffolk Academy boys’ basketball team has been competitive this week, nearly toppling its visitors from Hampton Roads Academy on Tuesday, before ultimately falling at the buzzer, 54-51.

Sophomore guard Morgan Wentz led the Saints with 15 points, and junior forward C.J. Patterson had 14.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior forward C.J. Patterson looks for two of his 14 points during Tuesday’s last-second 54-51 loss to visiting Hampton Roads Academy. (Janine DeMello photo)

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy junior forward C.J. Patterson looks for two of his 14 points during Tuesday’s last-second 54-51 loss to visiting Hampton Roads Academy. (Janine DeMello photo)

NSA has struggled this year, particularly in a challenging conference field. The Saints went winless in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools last year, but they ensured that would not happen again on Monday when they defeated visiting Peninsula Catholic High School by the score of 51-34.

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Wentz scored 13 in that contest and Patterson added 11.

Nansemond-Suffolk (7-12, 1-6) hosts Norfolk Christian High School at 7 p.m. tonight, which will be senior night for the Saints. They conclude their regular season on Saturday when they host Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, with a tip-off scheduled for 4 p.m.