Athletic Results from Friday, January 14 and Monday, January 17


  • The Cannon Women’s Swim Team defeated Covenant Day School and High Point Christian last Friday while the Men’s team split the meet defeating Covenant Day but losing to High Point Christian.  Maija Roses continues to be an important addition to the Aqua Cougars, winning both the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke.  Jackie Ramdin also had a great meet taking both the 50 free and 100 backstroke.  On the mens’ side in the 100 free Matt Dockery won in a time of 53.91 with Cameron Cook taking second going 54.85.  The swim team’s next meet is Thursday January 20 against Charlotte Latin and Charlotte Country Day at Charlotte Latin School.   

 

  • Asheville School traveled to the Cannon School for a non conference basketball game Friday despite the bad weather and ran into a storm of Lady Cougars. Cannon jumped on Asheville with a strong man to man defense and led at the half 22-9. The Lady Cougars started the third quarter with a barrage of points from a balanced attack to extend their lead to 25 points and eventually won 53-23. Chantal Neuwald led a balanced attack with 15 pts. Emma Virtanen added 13, Olivia Osborne 10 pts, Julie Harriss 5 pts, Mackenzie Moyer 4 pts, Anna Estep 3 pts, Madison Miller 2 pts, and Taylor Bunten 1 pt.   

 

  • Cannon hosted the Blues of Asheville School on Friday night. Led by the incredible individual performance of Soph. Alec Wintering’s 29 points, 8 assists, 6 steals and 5 rebounds, the Cougars would hold off a late Blue’s rally for an important win, 59-56. The game would be one of sustained runs by both teams. Cannon jumped out to an early lead behind 8 first quarter points by Wintering. Hans-Christian Lauer would add 6 points in the initial stanza and Trevor McWilliams knocked home a 3-pter to stake the Cougars to a 19-15 lead. Fouls would begin to mount versus the Cougars in the second quarter and the Blues would cash in at the charity stripe. Behind 7 points, all from the free throw line, by Chase Garrish from Asheville School, the Blues outscored the Cougars 15-11 in the second quarter to knot the score up at 30 at half time.  Wintering would get Cannon moving again in the third quarter by pushing the ball quickly up the court and scoring two strong baskets off dribble drives. He and Stewart Brown would also bury 3-pointers in the quarter to push Cannon back ahead again at 43-36. Through the first three quarters the Cougars had limited Asheville’s 20ppg scorer, Alex Avery, to only nine points. Avery would explode in the waning moments of the contest though. First, he drove through the Cannon defense for a powerful dunk and then proceeded to bury to contested three pointers to effectively erase the Cougar’s one-time 9-point fourth quarter lead. With a one-point lead and precious few seconds remaining on the clock Alec Wintering would coolly knock down two free throws to push the Cannon lead to 3 points. On the game’s last possession, Alex Avery from Asheville School misfired on a double-clutched three pointer that bounced off the rim to force over time. At the horn, Cannon had held on for a dramatic 59-56 victory.  In addition to Alec Wintering’s stat line, Cannon would get 11 points and 11 rebounds from Hans-Christian Lauer and 10 points and 3 rebounds from Will Nork.

 

  • Cannon took part in the Scholastic Play-by-Play Martin Luther King Day Classic in the Greensboro Coliseum on Monday. The Cougars opponent was the 4A NCHSAA Vikings of Northwest Guilford High School. The contest started well for Cannon with PG Alec Wintering pushing the tempo and feeding Forwards Will Nork and Hans Christian Lauer for easy transition baskets. Wintering broke into the scoring column himself with a deep three-pointer and would later add three first quarter free throws. Cannon would fail to locate NW Guilford’s sharp-shooting wing guard Cody Hylton near the end of the quarter and the result was Hylton buying two three pointers to push the Vikings out to a 16-12 lead at the end of the first period. NW Guilford would begin to mix and match their defensive schemes in the second quarter in order to thwart Cannon’s running game. A couple of nice hoops by Will Nork would aid in keeping Cannon close at the break. The score was NW Guilford 29 Cannon 21. The third quarter would be the undoing for the Cougars. Defensive breakdowns began to occur with specific assignments and the Cougars offense went completely south. The team took decent shots but only one of them would find the bottom of the hoop in the entire quarter. The Vikings would outscore Cannon 9-2 in the quarter to push their lead to 38-23 to start the fourth. Cannon would show some real fight in the fourth quarter. Behind a more spirited defensive effort and some quality play-making from the trio of Wintering, Lauer and Nork, the Cougars would actually trim the lead to 8 points but that would be as close as we would get. Sr. Stewart Brown would knock down a late 3-pointer for the Cougars but in the end the Vikings were too much. Final score, NW Guilford 55 Cannon 40.  Alec Wintering would finish with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Hans Christian Lauer would add 11 points and 5 rebounds and Will Nork contributed 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.