Athletic Results from Friday, January 28


  • Cannon varsity swim team defeated Calvary Baptist School and Hickory Grove School on Friday. Double winners were Maija Roses, Jackie Ramdin, Cameron Cook, Matt Dockery, and Matt Randolph. Single event winners included Emily Lancaster, Eden Sipperly, and Hines Liles. The Aqua Cougars have their last dual meet this Friday at Greensboro Day School. Conference Championships are February 10th at 12:30PM at Charlotte Latin School.

 

  • The JV boys basketball team dropped another heartbreaker Friday night to conference foe Charlotte Latin by a score of 36-35. The Cougars got off to a slow start before turning up the pressure and making it a game in the final quarter. The team, down to nine players due to injuries, saw everyone score in a very balanced offensive attack. Cannon’s defensive effort was stellar, but a couple of crucial mistakes cost the boys a shot at victory. The Cougars travel to Charlotte Christian Tuesday to take on the best team in the league and will look to derail the very good Knights squad.

 

  • Charlotte Latin’s varsity girls basketball team traveled to Cannon Friday to a great crowd and the return of Chantal Neuwald who missed last game due to illness. Chantal played sparingly and played well but it was to be Emma Virtanen’ s night as she lead the Lady Cougars from the start with 15 points by halftime. Seniors Olivia Osborne and Julie Harriss played exceptional defense and controlled the boards as the Lady Cougars led 25-16 at the half. Latin continued to struggle in the third quarter as Anna Estep and Mackenzie Moyer hit multiple shots as Cannon extended their led and eventually won 51-36. Emma Virtanen led all scorers with 23, Anna Estep and Mackenzie Moyer added 9 each, Olivia Osborne and Chantal Neuwald added 4 each, Madison Miller and Julie Harris added 1 each.    

 

  •  The varsity boys basketball team hosted CISAA foe the Charlotte Latin Hawks on Friday night in a very important league match-up. Cannon would get off to blazing hot start from the field. The Cougars received balanced scoring from Alec Wintering, Will Nork, Trevor McWilliams, Hans-Christian Lauer and Lino Atmowihardjo all in the first period. The Hawks were not too shabby from the field to start the game either. Latin would bury three 3-pointers in the first quarter to remain within striking distance of Cannon at 16-13. Cannon’s defense would begin to lock down a little tighter on Latin’s 3-point shooters in the second quarter. Trevor McWilliams would nail his second 3-ball of the game off of an Alec Wintering drive and kick. Wintering would continue to batter the interior of the Hawk’s defense with one dribble drive after another. Altogether Wintering would go for 14 first half points and spear-head his team to a 32-19 halftime advantage.  Wintering would continue his offensive mastery in the third quarter. The Cougar’s speedy and fearless ball handler would explode for 11 third quarter points and Hans Christian Lauer would chip in four. The Cannon defense was beginning to show some leaks though. The team’s defensive effort was not as stout as it was in the second quarter and the Hawks would outscore Cannon 16-15 in the third quarter, but the Cougars would still have a comfortable 47-35 lead heading into the fourth. Latin would proceed to get red-hot from the field in the fourth quarter as their 3-point assault was in full effect. Four different Hawks would nail 3-balls in the fourth quarter. Thanks to some sensational free-throw shooting by Cannon, the good guys would eventually hold on in the end for a 65-59 win. Alec Wintering would go 6-6 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter and 13-15 from the line for the game. Trevor McWilliams and Hans-Christian Lauer would make 3 and 2 free throws respectively down the stretch to stem the Latin comeback.  Alec Wintering would put together a stellar stat line for the night: 33 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. Hans-Christian Lauer was also outstanding on the night with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hans-Christian would score two crucial baskets down the stretch for Cannon when they really needed a score. Trevor McWilliams continued his recent good play by knocking home 9 points.