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Seahorses upset VES; host Woodberry Friday

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Christchurch guard Nick Douglas drives to the basket against VES.

Christchurch School basketball coach Ben Thompson had a feeling that Julian Reed had that look in his eye. The junior sharpshooter from Apex, N.C., knew he had to step up his play against the #1 ranked VISAA Division II team in the state, the Virginia Episcopal School Bishops.

The Bishops had an imposing front line of three kids listed at 6’7”. They also had one of the more dynamic seniors in Virginia, Caleb White, who is heading to play at Division I East Carolina University. White was recently nominated to the McDonald’s All-American Team.

The Seahorses jumped out to an 18-10 first quarter lead, thanks in large part to defensive pressure and 3-point shooting. VES would not back down however, the hot-shooting Bishops would answer with several rallies throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The Seahorses led at the end of the 3rd quarter, 54-48. Reed would go 8-10 from the line in the last quarter and the Seahorses thwarted a late VES rally. Christchurch outscored VES 25-17 in the last quarter.

Christchurch has won their last three games and sport a 12-5 record. They return home on Friday, January 25, against Virginia Prep League rival Woodberry Forest. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

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posted 01.23.2013

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