Athletic Results from Friday, December 10


  • Cannon mens’ swimming lost to Wesleyan Christian Friday 53-41 and the womens’ team lost 55-39.  Despite the tough, close loss there were some outstanding swims by our Cannon athletes.  Double winners included Jackie Ramdin, Hannah Somerville, and Matt Randolph.  Single event winners were Matt Dockery and Cameron Cook.  The swim team will be training over Christmas break to prepare for more competition in January, followed by State Championships in February.

 

  • The JV boys’ basketball team lost a heart-breaker on Friday 46-44 to Queens Grant Charter School. The Cougars did all you could ask to have a chance to pull even or win at the end of the game but fell just short. Cannon was again led by JM Wilson with 11 points, Lucas Anderson with 9 points, and Myles Grier with 7 points. Ryan Marks nailed two clutch free throws with 12 seconds remaining to give the team a chance to pull the upset. Blake Brewer battled hard all night and pulled down 10 rebounds. The boys will now take an extended break and try to regroup after the holidays.

 

  • The varsity girls basketball team extended their record to 5 wins and 3 loses with a 32-21 win against Queens Grant in a non conference home game Friday night. Both teams struggled in the first quarter but picked it up in the second with the Lady Cougars leading at the half 15-11. Emma Virtanen led the team going into the half with 6 points. The second half was hard fought but the Lady Cougars prevailed with strong efforts from Olivia Osborne who finished with 7 points and Chantal Neuwald who though slightly under the weather contributed 8 pts.  

 

  • The injury bug that has nagged and torn at this year’s varsity boys basketball team continued with the Cougars on Friday night. The team had shown some remarkable ability in the early stages of this season to weather some severe storms and fight through adversity while maintaining a positive outlook.  Despite the hurdles coming into the game, the Cougars looked up to the challenge in the first few minutes of the contest. The team ran their offense with precision and continually got one good or open shot after another. Problem was that none of them would go in. The fast and aggressive Stallions of Queens Grant capitalized on all of Cannon’s offensive and defensive miscues. The Cougars would end up shooting a challenging 32% for the game and the Stallions defeated the Cougars with a score of 61-27.  Junior Will Nork led Cannon with 13 points.