SJCS VARSITY TEAMS RISE TO THE OCCASION AGAINST LANDRUM

The SJCS varsity basketball teams bounced back in a big way Friday night, winning on the road against Landrum.

The SJCS boys, who gave Christ Church a battle before coming up short in the final minute Tuesday night, emerged from another 32-minute struggle with a 57-49 victory.

The Knights, who improved to 2-2 in Region 1-2A, led 44-41 after three quarters. Then six different players scored for St. Joe’s in the fourth quarter.

Ben Saunders led a balanced scoring effort for the Knights with 17 points. Daniel Watson had 12 points, and Josh Masters contributed 10 points.

Jalen Gibson had six points, Brendan Dunlavey and Gannon Stockton four each and Davis Satterfield and Kyle Lonergan two apiece.

Varsity Girls

The SJCS girls, who played well in the second half Tuesday night against defending state champion Christ Church, carried that momentum into a 53-30 win over Landrum.

The Knights, who improved to 3-1 in the region, pulled away by outscoring the Cardinals 18-6 in the fourth quarter.

The girls also displayed balance, with Brigid Stanton leading the way with 14 points. Mady Duwe and Emily Meade added 11 and nine points, respectively.

Also for the Knights, Brittany Morris had seven points, Essence Thompson six, Marissa Davenport three, Fielding Pace two and Grace Ireland one point.