Southampton Academy Raiders steamroll Blessed Sacrament

Published 10:06 am Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Southampton Academy boys’ basketball team improved to 1-1 on the young season as the Raiders demolished Blessed Sacrament Huguenot on the road Friday night by a final score of 59-29.  The loss dropped BSH’s record to 0-4.

The visiting Raiders ran away from the Knights from the opening tip, outscoring the home team 19-2 in the first quarter. Coach Chris Pope’s squad kept their feet on the accelerator in the second quarter, outpacing their opponents by 14 to take a 35-4 halftime lead.

The teams scored more evenly in the second half, with SA winning the third quarter 19-14 and BSH actually dominating the fourth by a score of 11-5, but the 31-point halftime lead the Raiders had established was just too much, and they easily held on to win by a final score of 59-29.

The Raiders were lead by Alexander Lavenskyi, who scored 23 points for the Raiders and added four assists. Zach Hill was second scoring with 10 points. Brooks Holland had five points and lead all players with seven rebounds. Lucas Vinson also scored five points and added six boards.

Only one player for BSH cracked double figures, as Noah Dowdy scored 12 points for the Knights.

The Raiders’ next game will be this Friday, as the team travels to Suffolk to begin tournament play in the Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Holiday Classic.