The Sports Report for December 3, 2010
Posted 12/03/2010 04:44PM

There is plenty happening in Trinity sports! Basketball season is in full swing, while the swim team just competed in its first meet of their second year. Here’s a recap of the early action of the winter season.

The Boys Varsity basketball team is undefeated after home wins over Statesville Christian, Grace Christian of Raleigh, Ridgecroft School, and North Carolina School of Science & Math. Hansen French averaged 27 points per game over the first three contests. Andrew James (10.7 ppg) and Will Powell (10.5 ppg) have provided additional scoring punch for the Lions. In their most recent game, stingy defense and balanced scoring led to a 73–37 victory over Science & Math. Ten different Trinity players scored in the victory.

The Girls Varsity team has a 2–4 record to open the season. The Lions posted victories over Ridgecroft School and Voyager Academy, while losing to St. Mary’s School, Statesville Christian, Grace Christian of Raleigh, and North Carolina School of Science & Math. Camille Morgan has been the statistical leader for Trinity, posting an 18 point, 15 rebound effort against Ridgecroft, and a 23 point, 10 rebound game against Voyager. Grace French and Kellie Schaefer have provided scoring balance for the Lions.

The JV team is off to a 3–0 start with victories over Grace Christian of Raleigh, Ridgecroft School, and Voyager Academy. Zach Dickson’s free throw with 1.7 seconds left gave the Lions a one point victory over Grace of Raleigh in the season opener. More recently, Will Stevenson’s fourth quarter steal and layup put the Lions in control in the victory over Voyager.

The Boys Gold team opened the season in strong fashion, with wins over Bethesda Christian and the Durham Flight, before suffering their first loss at Carolina Friends School. The Lions’ emphasis on good teamwork has lead to balanced scoring. Jay Huff, Zachary Schaad, and Paul Dunlap each have led the Lions in scoring.

The Girls Gold team won a close 20–18 decision over Bethesda Christian to open their 2010–11 season. That game was followed by losses to strong teams from the Durham Flight and Carolina Friends School. Victoria James, Lina Habib, Anna Dengler, Katherine Strait, Allie Ruffing, and Cristina Galavis have led the balanced scoring for the Lions.

The Boys Blue team is 2–0 after strong wins over Gorman Christian and Carolina Friends School.   Davis Rourk scored 14 points in each game, with many points coming on offensive rebound efforts. Mikael Koeneke and William Gardner each have added a double figures scoring game for Trinity.

The Girls Blue team is 0–1 after dropping an early season game to Gorman Christian.  Coach Thompson’s team is working enthusiastically to improve.

The Sixth Grade Boys team has played just once, dropping a 34–27 game to the Durham Flight. The Lions, under the direction of Coach Mumford, play strong defense and are learning to play together on offense.

The Swim Team, under the direction of new coach Janet Ray, started the season with a strong effort in a meet this week against St. Mary’s and Cary Christian. The girls did particularly well, with Emily Sarratt winning the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley, Katrina Huff winning the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, and Maddie Rios winning the 200 freestyle. The girls also placed first in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. For the boys, Stuart Sundseth finished second in the 100 freestyle.