Athletic Results from Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3


  • The boys’ JV basketball team dropped their second game of the season with a 54-36 loss to private school powerhouse Greensboro Day School on Friday. Cannon was led by Lucas Anderson with 9 points, JM Wilson with 8, and Ryan Marks with 5. The Cougar’s, playing without two of their post players, struggled with Greensboro Day’s size and pressure. The team (2-2) will look to rebound Tuesday night as they travel to High Point Wesleyan to take on the Trojan’s at 4:30 PM.

 

  • The varsity girls’ basketball team improved their record to 4 and 2 on Friday with an exciting 38-37 win Friday night against Greensboro Day. The first half turned out to be a defensive contest while both teams struggled offensively as Greensboro led 20-19. Chantal Neuwald led all scorers with 10 points at the half. The second half provided more of the same as the Lady Cougars defensive intensity stymied Greensboro Days offense thru out the second half.  With their offense struggling, the Lady Cougars needed someone to step up. With that Leah Baker was fouled while shooting a three pointer and she stepped up and hit two of three free throws. But Leah was not done. Once again Leah was fouled on the next possession and she sunk one of two putting the Lady Cougars up by two 38-36.  Greensboro Day had one more chance to tie but faltered at the foul line hitting one of two and Julie Harris grabbed the rebound as time ran out. Chantal Neuwald led all scorers with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Leah Baker and Emma Virtanen each added 8 while Mackenzie Moyer and Olivia Osborne added 6 and 2 points respectfully. Julie Harris added 7 rebounds. 

 

  •  Cannon School’s varsity boys basketball hosted one of the state of North Carolina’s most legendary programs on Friday night. The Bengals of Greensboro Day School have all the pieces for a championship run this winter. They have excellent and steady guard play. They boast a front line that goes 6’11’, 6’8”, 6’8”, 6’7” and 6’7”. They have 3-point shooters. They have depth at all positions. And, lastly and most importantly, they are excellently coached. The Bengals are led by legendary Head Coach Freddy Johnson. Coach Johnson has collected 7 state titles, 13 state title game appearances and is closing in on the 800-win mark in his amazing career.  With that being said, Cannon came out determined to fight and claw from the very outset of the game. Buoyed by the spirited play of Jr. Forwards Matthew Godley and Hans-Christian Lauer, the Cougars were right in the game after one quarter trailing only 9-8. Two menacing factors were developing though for Cannon and they were turnovers and foul trouble. Greensboro Day would use their inside strength in the second quarter to make a 15-4 run and push them ahead 24-12 at the half. Cannon had played one of its best and most spirited halves of basketball on the defensive end, but the offensive struggles that have beleaguered them all year continued in the first half vs. Greensboro Day.  The second half would be a familiar refrain for Cannon. After falling behind by 23 after three quarters, the Cougars were faced with a challenge. Would they roll over and die or would they continue to fight? The answer was the same as it has been all year. The team fought as hard as they could until the very end and actually won the fourth quarter 12-8. It would not be nearly enough against mighty Greensboro Day though as the final score was 49-30.  Cannon was led by Matthew Godley’s 10 points and 6 rebounds. Hans-Christian Lauer contributed 10 points and 5 rebounds.

 

  • The Varsity Swim Team was defeated on Thursday night by Providence Day.  Despite the loss, a few exceptional swims included wins by Matt Dockery in the 200 IM, Hannah Somerville in the 100 free, Matt Randolph in the 100 back, and Thomas Goode in the 100 breaststroke.  The Cougars also won the mens’ 200 medley relay consisting of Matt Dockery, Cameron Cook, John Dockery, and Will Keenan.  The HS team is gearing up for their final meet of the year against Wesleyan Christian next Thursday.