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by | February 4, 2016 5:00 pm

Last Updated: February 3, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 19
 The War Hawk varsity girls fell to Dorchester Academy 61-54.
Coach Nicole Cain said, “The girls played with heart. It almost seemed like we were a different team from the first time we played them early in the season.”
Shelly McDonald led the team scoring with 19 points, eight rebounds and nine blocked shots. Lexie Murray had 15, and Penelope Tuten had eight points and 11 rebounds.   Marla Strickland had six, and Anne Garrett Carter, Meredith Ware and Elizabeth Anne Dean all had a bucket each.
Julia Smoak had 23 points for Dorchester and Juliana MaAlhaney had 19; Kendall Gray, 15; Savannah Shelton, four; Elizabeth Huff, three; and Savannah Varn, one.
  The varsity boys also lost 36-70 to Dorchester Academy.  Dorchester hit 12 three-pointers and ran away with the game.  Tyler Westbury led the War Hawks with 13 points.

Thursday, Jan. 21
 CPA’s varsity girls got the win 55-31 against Coastal Home School Association.
Shelly McDonald led in scoring with 25 followed by Lexie Murray with 15. Anne Garrett Carter and Meredith Ware knocked down five points each.  Marla Strickland had a basket, Patricia Utsey contributed two free throws, and Penelope Tuten contributed one free throw.
Tuten sat for part of the first quarter and all of the second quarter with foul trouble. Meredith Ware stepped up and grabbed 10 rebounds in her place.
Shelly McDonald had seven rebounds and seven blocked shots. Lexie Murray had five steals and Anne Garrett, seven.
“These two did some damage with the steals. The team as a whole played great. I’m proud of the effort that they are putting out,” Coach Cain said.
 The varsity boys lost to Coastal Home School Association, 69-79.
Coach Barry Morehead said, “The guys played very hard and extremely well.”
Nick Padgett led the team with 26 points followed by Tyler Westbury, 13; Josh Craven, 10; Colton Fitzpatrick, seven; Dylan Causey, six; Josh Carter, five; and Warren James, two.  Carter and Westbury were 6-for-18 from the line.

Friday, Jan. 22
 The varsity girls defeated Clarendon Hall at home for the second time this season, 46-31.
Penelope Tuten had a great game scoring her varsity career high of 15. Shelly McDonald scored eight points and brought down an amazing 16 rebounds. Lexie Murray got off to a slow start, but ended the game with 13 points. Marla Strickland had six points and pulled down eight rebounds. Anne Garrett Carter scored four points and had six rebounds, plus three steals.
Coach Cain said, “The girls were a little tired with this being their third game this week, but they did a great job and played hard. I couldn’t be prouder of them.
“I have seen so much improvement from the beginning of the season. We have three games next week, two of which are region games.”
 The varsity boys bounced back with a big win over Clarendon Hall at home, 52-27.
Tyler Westbury led with 19 points and 12 rebounds.  Josh Carter had 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Nick Padgett had 11 points; Jesse Murdaugh, three; Dylan Causey, one; and Josh Craven, one.
After this game, CPA varsity boys sit 5-4 in the region.

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