Athletic Results from Tuesday, January 18

  • The 7th grade girls’ basketball team lost a hard fought game against Providence Day School on Tuesday, January 19th. Cannon School jumped out to an early 5-4 lead on a few great shots by Carolyn Mitlehner.  Providence Day countered with outside jump shots and a few mental mistakes by the Cougars. The score at the half was 11-5 in favor of PDS. The majority of the 3rd quarter belonged to Cannon School as the Cougars fought back to go down 15-14 after a long three point shot by Maya Sturgies. Providence Day came out hard in the fourth quarter, forced a few costly turnovers and went up 21-14. The Cougars had some great looks for Erin Mason, Maya Sturgies, and Christina Stylianou in the fourth quarter but the shots just didn’t fall. In the end, the Cougars played a good game but lost to PDS 25-14.  The girls played extremely hard by diving for loose balls, hustling up and down the court, and boxing out much bigger players. On one play, four Cannon School girls dove to the ground to retrieve a loose ball! However, the hustle award of the game goes to Jena Metwalli. Jena ran all the way from half court to make an unbelievable high flying block on the biggest player for PDS and easily a foot taller than Jena. Jena set the standard for hustle and heart on that single play!


  • The 7th grade boys’ basketball team traveled to Providence Day School to play yesterday evening and the first half was a tug of war between the two teams.  PDS led at the end of the first quarter 9-6 but the Cougars fought back with a 17 pt second quarter with key shots from Cole Lippincott, Andre Dahan, and Marc Calcagno who hit a big 3 pointer to end the half and the Cougars led at halftime 23-21.  The second half turnovers were the story of the game for the Cougars who had 11 in the second half and 5 in the first half which turned out to be leading factor in our 40 to 33 loss to PDS.  The turnover margin was too much for the Cougars to come back from as PDS capitalized in the 4th quarter.


  • Eighth grade girls basketball team won their game today against Providence Day.  The score was 19-14.  Every team member played and every team member played their hearts out.  Taylor Marks was the high scorer with 7 points, she also lead our rebounding effort with 9.  Caitlin Brewer had 8 rebounds and 4 points.  Kendall Thomas and Erin Norton tormented the opposition on the defensive end.  Anna Redding had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assist which lead us to a well deserved win.


  • The 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball team fell to Providence Day Tuesday night, 37-34.  Although the Cougars outscored PD 21-11 in the second half, it was not enough to overcome their halftime deficit.  Addison Hearn had his best game of the season by leading the Cougars with 8 points.  Danny Brenner scored 7 points.  Mitchell Carlson and Robert Sevin each scored 6 points.  David Ratte and Dante Lowe added 5 and 2 points, respectively.


  • The boys JV basketball team traveled to Providence Day for the conference opener and fell in a hard fought game to the Chargers by a score of 57-53. Cannon placed ten players in the scoring column as they battled back from a 9 point half-time deficit to again have a chance to pull out a win in the fourth quarter. Lucas Anderson led a balanced Cougar team with 12 points, followed by Daniel Wyatt with 9. Grant Gossage and Ben Dorfman both chipped in with 8 points and 5 rebounds apiece. The boys will look to get over the hump and break back into the win column on Friday as they travel to Metrolina Christian.


  • The Lady Cougars basketball team traveled to Providence Day for their first conference game following an exciting Cougar Pep Rally. From the tipoff the Lady Cougars failed to compete as a fine tuned Providence Day squad ran the score up 45-16 at halftime. The second half had more of the same as Providence Day won 69-30. Mackenzie Moyer 8, Emma.Virtanen 8, Olivia Osborne 4, Leah.Baker 4, Chantal Neuwald 3, Madison Miller 2, Julie Harriss 1.


  •  The varsity boys basketball team started conference play Tuesday night at Providence Day School. Throughout this season, the Varsity Boys have had to fight through myriad difficulties and obstacles, but while doing so their sense of toughness and determination have been slowly evolving. As coaches, we have implored our boys not to get caught up into overall won-loss record to this point, but rather to look at how much astonishing improvement has been made already this year and to look to the fact that the most important part of our season has yet to begin, conference play.  With that being said, the Cougars took the court against a very good and extremely well-coached Providence Day School team. Aided by a vocal throng of Cannon students who made the trip over to Sardis Road for the game, the Cougars let everybody in the building now from the tap that they meant business on this night. Cannon would start in their trademark man-to-man defense and started the process of what would become their best defensive effort of the year. With the players nailing the keys and assignments to the letter on the defensive end and thanks to a renewed emphasis on rebounding the ball more effectively, Cannon consequently got its running game in gear. Led by speedy PG Alec Wintering, the Cougars attacked the PDS defensive basket with gusto in the first eight minutes of the game. Wintering would explode out of the gates with 11 first quarter points. He would feed Hans-Christian Lauer on a nifty fast break for a hoop. Sr. Brendan McWilliams would give the Cougars a huge lift in the first quarter scoring two strong baskets underneath versus the Charger’s defense. At the end of quarter number one Cannon held a 17-7 lead. Cannon’s offense would hit a snag in the second quarter. In fact, the only Cougar to score would be Jr. Captain Will Nork. Nork would score a pair of hoops and knock down both of his free throws. The Cougar’s defense remained stout though as they limited the Chargers to only 12 second quarter points and at intermission the normally high-scoring PDS squad had been limited to 19 points. Cannon hit the lockers with a 23-19 lead.  The message at the break was simple. We’ve been here and done this before already this year. And that “been here and done that” was to take talented teams right to the edge. There had been all the makings of several major upsets during the course of this season. So, with those lessons learned, the team focused on coming out and finishing the deal once and for all and that’s exactly what they did. The third quarter would see both teams rediscover their scoring touch. Will Nork continued his stellar play with 8 third quarter points off some pull-up jumpers and strong drives to the hoop. Hans-Christian Lauer would bury a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Alec Wintering would score on two deft drives around the left wing and Lino Atmowihardjo would pull down an offensive rebound and stick it back in for a score. After three quarters the Cougars led 41-35. The fourth quarter would be a nip and tuck affair, but thanks to some tremendous defensive focus and excellent free throw shooting, Cannon would sneak out of PDS’s house with a huge 59-51 win. The team would make (10-11) free throws in the fourth quarter to help secure the win.  Overall, this was a tremendous team win. So many guys made contributions that don’t necessarily show up in the box score that aided this win. The defense played throughout the game by our wings of Soph. Trevor McWilliams, Soph. Myles Martino, Sr. Stewart Brown and Jr. Lino Atmowihardjo on PDS’s fabulous backcourt was absolutely remarkable. As mentioned above, Sr. Brendan McWilliams gave the team a huge boost early in the game with his scoring and then later with his general overall toughness. The trio of Soph. Alec Wintering, Jr. Will Nork and Jr. Hans-Christian Lauer were simply outstanding throughout the game on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. Alec Wintering would finish with 23 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. Will Nork, playing his best ball of the year, added 18 points an 8 rebounds. Hans-Christian Lauer would contribute 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.