After being down by only a point at halftime, Collegiate surged into the lead in the third quarter behind the strong inside play of Shahra Madison, but could not hold it, falling 42-35 to the Norfolk Academy girls team.
Madison, the only Oak in double figures, poured in 19 points. But the Oaks had trouble feeding her the post during the fourth quarter, frustrated by the ‘dogs defense.
Peyton Fancher chipped in seven points and had the game’s only three-point field goal.
The girls play at the Steward School on Friday.
For more pictures from the game, go to Oaks Girls Basketball.
Norfolk Academy 42, Norfolk Collegiate 35
NORFOLK COLLEGIATE: Rempas 4, Beale 5, Madison 19, Fancher 7. Totals 14 6-19 35.
NORFOLK ACADEMY (7-1): Mann 8, Martin 15, Vest 10, Frost 2, Wing 5, Moore 2. Totals 15 12-24 42.
Halftime: Norfolk Academy, 21-20. 3-point goals: Fancher.
After the opening minutes, the outcome was never in doubt as the Oaks defeated Norfolk Academy 60-47 before a standing-room-only crowd fueled by the Treehouse Nuts.
Collegiate took a big lead into the second half as the ‘dogs sat back in a zone down by 15 points in the final minutes of the first half, allowing the Oaks to control the ball for the last shot.
The lead stretched to 20 in the second half. All the Oaks earned playing time before the final buzzer, a win in the first TCIS game of the season.
Sophomore point guard Adam Grant led the winners with 20 points, seven rebounds, and five steals.
The Oaks dominated on the boards. Sophomore Bash Townes ripped 15 rebounds to go with his 17 points, while junior Marcus Anderson pulled down ten stray shots along with scoring seven points and swatting two blocks.
Kyonze Chavis scored eight points in action limited by a mouth injury.
No player for Norfolk Academy scored in double figures.
The team, now 10-1 and ranked fifth in the area, plays Norcom High School at home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
For pictures from the game, go to Oaks Boys Basketball.
Norfolk Collegiate 60, Norf. Acad. 47
Norfolk Collegiate 60, Norf. Acad. 47
NORFOLK COLLEGIATE (10-1, 1-0): Glover 1, Grant 20, Townes 17, Chandi 2, Anderson 7, Madison 5, Chavis 8. Totals 21 12-19 60.
NORFOLK ACADEMY (7-3, 0-1): Markey 4, Yeast 5, Smith 2, Berndt 4, Simmons 8, Holmes 3, Parrott 7, Stoney 3, Moore 2, Plumlee 9. Totals 16 11-13 47.
Halftime: Norfolk Collegiate, 34-19. 3-point goals: Grant 3, Madison, Chavis 2, Yeast, Parrott, Stoney, Plumlee.
It’s time to take the Treehouse and the Collegiate Nuts on the road.
On Saturday, the girls and boys JV and varsity squads play a slate of games at the Bowtie, er, Bulldog pound at Norfolk Academy.
The craziness begins at 2 p.m. with the girls JV basketball game, followed by the boys JV game, the girls varsity game at 5 p.m., and then the boys varsity, ranked fifth in the area, takes on the Academy varsity at 7 p.m.
Let’s turn their place into our place.
Wear Collegiate royal blue and white. Make a sign and bring it. Raise your voices and raise the roof, Treehouse Nuts.
Make a day of it. There will be concessions on site. If you need a doubleshot of caffeine between the JV and varsity contests, Starbucks is just down the street.
It’s a chance to see one of the best teams in area, the high-flying Oaks boys squad. Expect a few in-your-face dunks. Expect some whirling drives to the hoop. Expect a rain shower of three-point bombs. Count on lock-down D.
The boys’ varsity team is off to its best start since 2000 with a 9-1 record, the only loss coming to national power St. James from Hagerstown, Md., during a December tournament. The team has defeated defending state champion Christchurch as well as three other schools ranked in the top ten locally — Bishop Sullivan, Tallwood, and Western Branch.
It is an unselfish group that emphasizes team defense and rebounding, but can play any style on offense. On defense and on the boards, Adam Grant, James Glover, and Marcus Anderson lead the Oaks.
On the offensive end, sophomores Bash Townes, Adam Grant, and Kyonze Chavis and junior Mark Madison average double figures in points while Glover and Chavis lead the team in assists. Freshman Kile McNair and seniors Mark Howlett, and Mohit Chandi have had important contributions and provide depth off the bench.
“This is the most versatile and intelligent team I have had at Norfolk Collegiate,” says veteran head coach Jim Markey. “They can play full court/half court, at different tempos, and always start with defense.”
The team, ranked second in the state, now moves on to the state tournament beginning next week.
Competition throughout the TCIS Tournament was fierce. The Oaks traded ground strokes with some of the best players in the state. Cape Henry is ranked number one in Division I, Norfolk Academy is ranked third in Division I, and Hampton Roads Academy is ranked first in Division II.
“Norfolk Collegiate, ranked second in Division II, competed strongly with the top three,” Coach Debbie Meadows said. “It was a great team effort. The fifth place team came in 20 points behind them.”
One of the top performances from the Oaks was from Natalie Kanter at number four singles. Natalie was seeded thirdf and upset the second seed (Manpreet Dhindsa) in a third set tiebreaker in her semi-final match. In her finals, she fought hard but ended up losing in a third set tiebreaker to her Norfolk Academy opponent, Lizzi Riordan.
Another highlight of the tournament for the Oaks was from the doubles team of Madison Parker and Natalie Kanter at the number two doubles position. They were seeded third and also upset the number two seed from Hampton Roads Academy, Manpreet Dhindsa & Grace Prillaman. They won 10-8 to get to the finals and then lost in the final to Cape Henry. They should be proud to have gotten there.
The team of Aja Shelton and Rachel Brodsky won their first round doubles match against Norfolk Christian at numebr one doubles after having lost to them in their previous meeting. Emily Cole and Natalie Jett at numebr three doubles also had a super first round win against a Nansemond-Suffolk team that had played number two all season. Georgia White in her first TCIS appearance won her first round singles match easily.
Here are the team results of the tournament:
TCIS Champions (1st Place): Cape Henry–66 points
Team Finalist (2nd Place): Norfolk Academy–60 points
3rd Place: Hampton Roads Academy–58 points
4th Place: Norfolk Collegiate School–48 points
5th Place: Bishop Sullivan–28 points
6th Place: Norfolk Christian–27
7th Place: Nansemond Suffolk Academy–26 points
8th Place: Peninsula Catholic–9 points
Here are the individual results of the NCS players at the tournament:
Aja Shelton came in fourth place at the #1 singles position
Rachel Brodsky came in fifth place at the #2 singles position
Madison Parker came in fourth place at the #3 singles position
Natalie Kanter came in second place at the #4 singles position
Emily Cole came in fourth place at the #5 singles position
Georgia White came in fourth place at the #6 singles position
Aja Shelton & Rachel Brodsky came in fourth place at the #1 doubles position
Madison Parker & Natalie Kanter came in second place at the #2 doubles position
Emily Cole & Natalie Jett came in fourth place at the #3 doubles position
The Oaks will prepare this week for the state tournament beginning Nov. 5. The team is ranked second behind Hampton Roads Academy among Division II schools.
The varsity field hockey team scored first, but it was the last goal for the Oaks as they lost, 5-1, to Norfolk Academy Tuesday at home.
The Oaks, now 1-5 on the season, play at Walsingham Academy on Friday.
For more pictures from the game, go to Oaks Field Hockey.
Norfolk Collegiate stayed with the Bulldogs through most of two quarters before the visiting team’s depth and maturity proved too much.
Kristin Rempas popped in 12 points for the Oaks, including a pair of bombs.
The Oaks trailed by eight at halftime, but couldn’t narrow the margin in the second half.
The girls play again at 5:30 Tuesday at Norfolk Christian.
For a slideshow of pictures from the game or to download pictures, go to Oaks Girls vs. Academy.
Norfolk Collegiate routed Norfolk Academy 56-33 Saturday in a packed and delirious Treehouse that was rocking all night long.
The Oaks took control from the start, jumping to a big lead and then handled the Bulldogs’ press with ease cruising to the win.
Freshman Keyonze Chavis led the winners with 16 points. His classmate, Bash Townes, was the only other Oak in double figures with 11.
The Oaks are 10-2 and ranked tenth in the area.
The team plays away against the Steward School on Friday, then plays at Lake Taylor Saturday morning in the MLK Classic.
Norfolk Collegiate 56, Norfolk Academy 33
NORFOLK ACADEMY: Smith 2, Markey 11, Simmons 6, Holmes 1, McLendon 4, Plumlee 10, Totals 13 4-7 33.
NORFOLK COLLEGIATE: Grant 9, Rich 4, Townes 11, Self 6, King 2, Thomas 6, Chavis 16, Chandi 2, Totals 24 7-13 56.
Halftime: Collegiate 30-17. 3-point goals: NA, Markey 2, Plumlee 2; NC, Chavis.
It was a case of the old and the new with Seniors Teddy Rich and Brandon Self along with freshman Bash Townes tallying double doubles. Each had ten rebounds. Townes and Rich popped for 12 points each while Self added 10.
Freshman Keyonze Chavis led Collegiate in scoring with 16 points, 11 in the first half when the Oaks sprinted to a big lead before Frankston responded, making it just 36-28 at the half.
The Oaks are now 9-2 on the season and this week were ranked 10th in the area by The Virginian-Pilot.
They play at 7 p.m. Saturday at home against rival Norfolk Academy.
FRANKSTON: Medwin 2, Van Dort 4, Howey 2, Tranter 6, Potter 3, J.Rouse 13, Z.Rouse 7, Smith 9. Totals 18 5-9 46.
NORFOLK COLLEGIATE (9-2): Glover 2, Grant 9, Rich 12, Townes 12, Self 10, Thomas 2, Chavis 16. Totals 26 8-9 63.
Halftime: Norfolk Collegiate, 36-28. 3-point goals: Tranter, Potter, J.Rouse 2, Z.Rouse, Grant, Chavis 2.
The varsity girls tennis team lost 7-1 to Norfolk Academy at home on Wednesday afternoon.
The highlight of the match for the Oaks was the number one doubles contest, where Aja Shelton and Madison Parker emerged victorious, 9-7.
The number one singles match went into overtime, suspended by darkness. Aja Shelton won the first set, 7-6, but was losing 2-4 in the second set.
The Oaks take on Peninsula Catholic at Huntington Park next Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The Oaks middle school teams showed their might Tuesday at Norfolk Academy.
The girls volleyball squad bombed the Bulldogs with superior serving by Mary Elizabeth Crabbs and Abby Wright to take the match two games to one.
In field hockey, the young Oaks led the entire game only to surrender a goal in the final minute and have to settle for a 1-1 draw. Norfolk Collegiate dominated, winning 22 corners to just seven for Norfolk Academy.
(Pop open a Coke Zero. This is the 200th post on the Oaks in Action blog).