Boys JV Basketball
Wednesday, February 5, vs. Carlisle
The Bishops captured two incredible back-to-back wins this week! The game against Carlisle displayed the team’s determination, sportsmanship and ability to work together as a unit. Every player on the team contributed to this win; however, Bill Chen ‘23 shined in this game, scoring 10 points for the team (his first game scoring double digits)! The team rallied around him with joy as he helped hurtle them to a final score of 77 - 49.
Saturday, February 8, vs. Blue Ridge
The Bishops found themselves playing with purpose as they faced a team with home-court advantage and knew that redemption was on the line. With this in mind, the team stepped up as Tremain Parker ‘21 scored an impressive 31 points, Riggs Handy ‘23 scored 11 points, and Jaden Waterman ‘21 added an additional 13 points with the assistance of Cole Workman ‘21. The Bishops won with a final score of 72 - 56.
Girls Varsity Basketball
Thursday, February 6, vs. Temple Christian
The Bishops (5-5) grabbed a great home-court win against Temple Christian on Thursday, February 6. Within the first few minutes of play, the Bishops were leading by more than 5 points! It was an excellent team defensive effort, relentless in limiting Temple Christian to only 8 points for the entire first half. The Bishops’ ability to score in transition offense kept them the lead. Off the bench, Morgan Scott, Phoebe Hanning and Kayla Williams played solid man-to-man defense in the 3rd quarter. VES finished with a 38-26 win over Temple Christian.
Friday, February 7, vs. Carlisle
The Bishops (6-5) honored senior players Emme Gravely, Anna Marie Barnes and Janiera Carr on Friday evening. Emme Gravely serves as captain of the 2019-20 varsity girls basketball team, and her leadership as starting point guard has been a valuable asset to this year’s team. Anna Marie Barnes has been a reliable player in the post, consistently able to contribute offensive and defensive rebounds when she’s in the game. Janiera Carr is one of the top defensive players on the team, averaging 5 steals and blocks combined per game. Although the Bishops did not win against Carlisle—the final score was 66-38, there were many strong moments throughout the game. The Bishops combined for 9 assists, 4 steals, and 21 defensive rebounds. However, with more than 20 unforced turnovers, Carlisle was able to capitalize on offense and the Bishops could not come back before the end of the game.
Friday, February 7
The competition was fierce as the Bishops faced off against a primarily club team swimmer field. The team held strong and competed hard, securing an incredibly close 5th place victory in the conference.
- The boys Medley Relay took home the bronze for VES and the girls Medley Relay placed in 5th.
- In the 200 Fr Spencer Miles and Charlie Schindler both dropped time and came in 4th and 6th place respectively. Spencer took almost 8 seconds off his seed time, while Charlie dropped over six! Mary Farrell Chafin scored points for the team, as did Caroline Falwell who took home the bronze medal and dropped over 3 seconds off her time, which makes her the new school record holder in this event with her time of 2:06.80! She took down Emory McVeigh’s ‘15 time by almost 2 seconds.
- Spencer MIles won the 50 free, while Caroline Falwell brought home the silver for the girls and Lara Wood placed 6th for the event.
- John McNally and Julianna Sigler both scored for VES in the 100 fly and dropped time off their swims.
- Harry Cook placed 5th in the 100 Free and Mary Farrell Chafin also scored for the Bishops in the event!
- In the 500 free, the boys took 8th place with Quique’s race and the girls took 4th, 5th and 7th by Sarah Bennett Smith, Margaret Sprunt, and Mary Blair McLean respectively.
- The boys 200 Free Relay was just outside of a podium finish, bringing home 4th place, while the girls hit the pool hard and came out in 3rd place!
- Charlie Schindler got the crowd on their feet with his 3rd place bronze medal finish in the 100 Breast (also setting a new school record in the process - taking down Frank Boxley ‘09 record with a new time of 1:06.68), Sarah Bennett Smith also brought home points with her 6th place finish!
- The final event of the evening was full of excitement as the boys brought home another bronze medal and the girls added to their collective score with their requalifying time and 4th place finish.
Next up for the Bishops is States!
Saturday, February 8, VIC Tournament
The Bishops put in a strong performance at the VIC tournament, coming in 3rd overall behind Fishburne and Roanoke Catholic. The team had many individual victories, with several Bishops qualifying for the finals! Reilly Hollernan (170), Neguens Ovincy (220), Juan Pablo Nevarez (182) and Will Varner (152) all finished in second place. Nana Kofi Obeng-Mensah (195) and Ebube Mbulu (285) both won champion of their weight classes!
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