Knights hope experience brings strength

Published 9:16 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Suffolk Christian Academy boys’ basketball team is 0-1 after a loss to Brunswick Academy but feels good about the season ahead.

The Knights are a game into this young season. Monday, they went on the road to take on Brunswick Academy. SCA fell to Brunswick 68-45. The Knights fell behind early and then crawled back into the game but couldn’t catch up.

Coach David Daniels liked the way his team was able to respond in the first game of the season. They turned over the ball a little more than they liked, but they believe that can be fixed.

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“I like the way we competed,” he said. “They are a bigger school. We had spots during the game where we played really well. We missed a few free throws, and that’s something that we have worked on. They kicked down early on us, but we still competed hard.”

Daniels believes the team is coming into this season more experienced than in years past. Juniors and seniors are currently playing the bulk of the minutes. SCA is going to be competitive with a lot of teams this season, and Daniels believes the roster is constructed well for the future.

“We only have two seniors on this team,” he said. “It is going to benefit us next year, when our juniors return as seniors and so on.”

The Knights currently have a nice trio of players to lead them this season. It starts at point guard with Alex Feeney, and though he’s hurt right now, Daniels believes he will make the team better when he returns. Cody Ferguson adds playmaking from the wing, while the team feels Logan Puryear is one of the better big men in the conference.

For this season, the Knights want to focus on competing with themselves and not their opponents. They know it doesn’t matter if they play a good or bad team; what matters is whether they compete to the best of their abilities.

“If we compete to better ourselves, everything will take care of itself in the win or loss column,” Daniels said.

SCA will have played three games this week once they take on Southampton Academy and Tidewater Academy in back-to-back days Thursday and Friday. They will be at Southampton at 7 p.m. Thursday and Tidewater Academy at 7 p.m. Friday.