Boys Lose in Tournament Final

DSC_1603Adam Grant and Bash Townes each scored 23 points in the championship game of the 58th annual Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament on Saturday, but the Oaks fell, 76-65 in overtime to St. James of Hagerstown, Md.

To earn the finals berth, Collegiate defeated host St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes 68-51 on Thursday and Norfolk Christian 74-67 on Friday at the tournament in Alexandria.

The Oaks led 30-29 at the half.

The loss was the team’s first of the season. The squad, ranked seventh in Hampton Roads, is on the court again on Tuesday at 6 p.m. against the Steward School. The girls varsity team plays at 4:30 p.m.

St. James 76, Norfolk Collegiate 65 (OT)

ST. JAMES: Enechionyia 9, Nayimva 26, Carr 6, Lecesne 3, Robinson 30, Harris 1, Thompson 1. Totals 29 13-18 76.

NORFOLK COLLEGIATE (3-1): Glover 2, Grant 23, Townes 23, Anderson 3, Madison 12, Chavis 2. Totals 24 10-15 65.

Halftime: Norfolk Collegiate, 30-29. End of regulation: 63-63. 3-point goals: Nayimva, Lecesne, Robinson 2, Grant 5, Madison 2

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