Athletic Results from Thursday, February 17 and Monday, February 21


  • The boys JV basketball team closed out their season with a stunning defeat of previously undefeated Charlotte Christian by a score of 61-55. The Cougars had lost to the Knights two weeks earlier by 26 points, but the home team was coming off their victory against Charlotte Latin and they believed that something special could happen. They put together their finest four quarters of basketball all season, showing the parents, staff, and student body that all the hard work they had put in all year had paid off. Trailing by 5 points at the half, Cannon pulled even by the end of the third quarter, and pulled away in the fourth for the win. Daniel Wyatt picked a great time to score the highest point total of the JV season ending with 24 points, including shooting 10 for 10 from the free throw line. Lucas Anderson controlled the tempo of the game and had 13 points. Blake Brewer, Eric Fromke, and JM Wilson took care of the boards against the much taller opponents, each corralling 5 rebounds. The team finished the season with two straight wins and will look to continue their improvement through the off-season and into next year.

 

  • The Lady Cougars (varsity girls basketball) hosted Charlotte Christian for senior night on Thursday. Charlotte Christian spoiled the event as they came out red hot and jumped on Cannon and led 20-6 at he end of the quarter. Christian cooled off in the second but still extended their led to 32-11 by halftime. The third quarter showed the determination of the Lady Cougars as they took it to Christian offensively. Led by Chantal Neuwald  the Lady Cougars played spirited ball for the remaining game and out scored Christian in the half but still lost the contest 54-35. Chantal Newald led Cannon with 20 points. Mackenzie Moyer, Emma Virtanen and Olivia Osborne added 4 pts each with Julie Harriss adding 3 points.

 

  • Cannon School (varsity boys basketball) hosted Charlotte Christian in their season finale on Thursday evening. The Knights of Charlotte Christian entered the contest on a roll. They were ranked #2 in the NCISAA’s top division, 3A. Additionally they have flirted with the top ranking in the Charlotte Observer’s Sweet Sixteen poll all season long. On Thursday night, the Knights quickly took any suspense out of the contest for the loud and excited home crowd.  Charlotte Christian would use their superior size and rebounding advantage over the Cougars right from the tip-off. Christian would rush out to a 28-14 lead after one quarter as they were being led by South Carolina-bound, 6’9” Anthony Gill’s 13 first quarter points. Additionally, other Knights like Patrick Rooks and Ben Richter were nailing three pointers from all over the court. Cannon’s Will Nork would do his best to battle the huge Knights on the inside and would chip in 7 first quarter points and 12 points for the first half, but without his frontcourt mates of Hans Christian Lauer and Matthew Godley, he was fighting a losing battle on this night. Christian would increase their lead to a whopping 50-23 by halftime.  The second half would see Cannon fight to the very end. Soph. sensation Alec Wintering would put together a brilliant half of basketball. Wintering had entered the contest averaging 24 ppg on the year but had been limited by Christian’s stout defense to only two first half points. Alec would explode for 21 second half points. Sr. Stewart Brown would finish up his Cannon basketball career on a high note as well. Brown would bomb home 4 three-pointers all in the four quarter to give the team and their faithful fans one last hurrah on the year. In the end, Christian had taken home a commanding 96-65 victory.  Alec Wintering would finish with 23 points and 8 assists. Stewart Brown scored 17 points and hit 5 three-pointers. Will Nork would score 15 points and Brendan McWilliams would score 8 points and pull down 9 rebounds for the contest.

 

 

  • The Cannon Aqua Cougars completed their season with a splash scoring 168 points to finish 8th on the girls side and 101 points to finish 10th on the boys side out of 19 teams.  Last year the Cougars were 11th on the girls side with 12 points and 15th on the boys side with 9, so a real team effort went in this season to create such a drastic improvement!  Leading the girls team was freshman Maija Roses with 2 State Championship victories.  She won the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.42 and the 200 IM in 2:06.23, both are new Cannon School all time team records.  Senior Hannah Somerville ended her great run as an Aqua Cougar with a 4th place finish in the 100 free (55.35) and a 3rd place finish in the 100 back (1:01.53), both of which were season best times.  Junior and team co-captain, Jackie Ramdin excelled in the 50 free finishing 7th in a 26.01.  Finally, the team effort of Emily Wheeler, Maija Roses, Jackie Ramdin, and Hannah Somerville in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay gave them a bronze medal (3rd place) in both relays scoring 64 points alone in those 2 events!  The girls 200 free relay team of Maija Roses, Jackie Ramdin, Hannah Somerville, and Emily Wheeler broke the school record in a time of 142.63! One more for the books.  On the boys side senior captain Cameron Cook took 5th in the 200 IM in a best time of 2:05.29 and 9th in the 100 breast in a best time of 1:06.96.  Freshman Matt Randolph displayed talent and real dedication to the future of Cannon swimming scoring 11th in the 200 free and 8th in the 100 back.  Other standout swims were seen by Matt Dockery finishing 11th in the 100 free and John Dockery placing 9th in the 500 free.  The relay team of Cameron Cook, Matt Dockery, Will Keenan, and Matt Randolph broke their own Cannon team record in the 200 freestyle relay and finished 6th in a time of 1:36.20.  It has been an amazing season for the Aqua Cougars filled with a lot of change and adversity; in the face of it all they came out a “family” of athletes that helped each other grow and pushed each other to be at their best.  As a coach I could not be more proud.  Looking forward to next season and I wish all the swimmers that are graduating success and happiness in all they do.  Dream BI