New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-11-30 22:30:00 –
It’s never too late to find a game.
The Episcopal Women’s Basketball Team took the first lead in the second half and played with two minutes remaining, with Knights winning 49-46 at Doyle on Tuesday night.
This game was part of a doubleheader that also featured a game between men’s teams. All four teams played a big part in the playoffs last season, but after losing their graduation, they have renewed their lineup.
The Anglican boys did not appear to be in a hurry as they were separated in the second half of the 72-52 victory. Stewart Bonnecaze took the lead with 20 points and Jack Savario scored 19 points.
Doyle’s girl (2-5) led 42-33 after three-quarters, but weakened her stretch. Sarah Bonnecaze hit three pointers and pulled the Knights within 44-40.
Izzy Besselman transformed his three-point play to give Episcopal (4-2) a 47-46 lead at the 2:05 mark, but never dragged again.
Doyle, who started three freshmen, had three turnovers in the last few minutes and missed a free-throw pair and his only field goal attempt.
Vesselman led all scorers with 25 points, and Blair Smith added 11 to the Knights. Doyle’s freshman Kylie Savant made four three-pointers and finished with 14 points for the Tigers.
“We didn’t quit,” said Raymond Mims coach of the Episcopal Church, the father of head coach Taylor Mimus Wharton, who is on maternity leave.
“I told you when I came out after half-time. As long as we play hard and keep doing that, something will work.”
Doyle led 28-22 in half-time, increasing his lead to 12 points in the middle of the third quarter.
“We won the game, and learning how to finish it is a 1000% young mistake,” said Doyle coach Samantha White.
EPISCOPAL BOYS 72, DOYLE 52: The Knights dominated the boys’ match after taking the 34-28 half-time lead. Bonnecaze had two baskets to help Episcopal (5-1) score the first seven points in the third quarter.
When the Knights’ lead grew to 50-35, Bonne Kaze added 3 points. Episcopal Church entered the fourth quarter, leading 53-39.
Champ Morales beat Doyle (5-3) by 15 points. Wyatt Shoemaker and Abdn Kennedy each scored 10 points.
“It was a good test for us, especially early in the game,” said Anglican coach Chris Beckman. “I thought the second time I responded well. We got more physical with them and took some shots.”
The Knights came to life with the return of soccer players TJ Callahan, Parker Madison and David Watercress. Callahan scored 12 points and Madison added 9.
“These three are currently in rotation, and I like the chance of having Bonne Kays and Savario on the floor,” Beckman said.
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