STEELE CREEK The Palisades Episcopal School varsity basketball team had two great victories during its first week of play after Christmas break.
The Gryphons beat Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy Jan. 8 with a final score of 54-30. The whole team got involved with eight players scoring points.
The Gryphons then played United Faith Christian Academy on Jan. 10 and built a 9-point lead going into half-time. By the end of the third quarter, the team lost its lead and was down by 2 points going into the fourth quarter. However, the Gryphons fought back to take back the lead. The team finished with a final score of 56-52.
These two victories made the Gryphons 7-2 for the season, and in second place in the conference.
Notable players were Jack Zeller, who scored a season high of 14 points and had multiple steals, as well as Ryan Hines who continues to lead the team’s defense.
The Gryphons played at home twice this week against Back Creek Christian Academy, followed by a game Thursday against St. Anne Catholic School. All home games are held at Life Pointe Christian Church, 2266 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.
The junior varsity team split the week with a loss to Countryside Montessori and a win against United Faith Christian Academy. The win came from great defense by Jonathan Weaver and Sam Pausman, as well as outstanding shooting from Ethan Puno and Sam Gilbert. The team was 3-5 with two games left, both this week against St. Anne Catholic School.
LWAA registration under way
LAKE WYLIE Registration for Lake Wylie Athletic Association’s spring baseball season is under way for players ages 4 to 13. Dates and locations for in-person registrations will be posted online. Visit eteamz.com/lwaa for information and to register.
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