Basketball - Varsity Girls
Sumter, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity girls lost the semi finals of the SCISA 2A State Championship as they were defeated 50-42 by Trinity Byrnes Collegiate.
In the game Lauren Oakes and Brittany Mack led the Griffins with 12 points each. Lauren Lee added 8, Ariana Muehlenbein scored 7 and Mariana Converse rounded out the scoring with three points.
The Griffins season comes to a close with a 16-8 record and were also the SCISA Region 1-AA Champions.
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity basketball teams claimed region titles as both the girls' and boys' teams won their championship games on Tuesday night.
In the first game of the night the girls' varsity team rallied from a 15 point halftime deficit to win the game 54-43 over Spartanburg Christian Academy.
At the beginning of the game the Griffins were in the groove as they led the Warriors 7-2 but after a timeout from SCA's coach Monica Fain, Spartanburg Day struggled offensively which led to a Warriors halftime lead.
The second half was a different story as senior Kathleen Babb led the Griffins comeback as she forced turnovers which led to points for her team.
"Our team wasn't playing up to our potential when running our plays, so I knew something was going to have to happen. I did what I needed to do," said Kathleen Babb.
The Griffins regained the lead in the fourth quarter and never looked back as they won their second straight SCISA Region 1-AA championship.
Babb led the Griffins with 16 points, Lauren Oakes scored 12, junior Brittany Mack added 10 and Lauren Lee 9, Ariana Muehlenbein 5, Mariana Converse 2 rounded out the scoring for the team.
Kathleen Babb, Lauren Oakes, Brittany Mack, Lauren Lee and Ariana Muehlenbein were all named to the All-Region team.
The girls' varsity team will be back in action on Friday, February 16 as they travel to Heathwood Hall to take on Colleton Prep in the first round of the SCISA 2A State Championships. The tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity girls' basketball defeated Greensboro Day School 58-53.
The Griffins took the lead early and raced out to a 21-5 first quarter lead. The Bengals fought hard and came back into it in the second half but Spartanburg Day School held on to claim the victory.
Brittany Mack led all scorers with 20 points. Lauren Lee added 17 points, while Senior Lauren Oakes playing in her last home game scored 15 points. Rounding out the scoring for the team was Kathleen Babb and Ariana Muehlenbein who both had 3 points.
The Griffins will now turn their attention to the SCISA Regional Tournament which this year will be played at the Jerry Richardson Indoor Arena at Wofford College. The teams first game on Monday will Tip off at 7.00 p.m.
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity girls' team were defeated 30-27 in a close battle by Spartanburg Christian Academy.
In a game that was dominated by defense the Warriors managed to pull ahead in the 4th quarter to steal the victory from the Griffins.
Brittany Mack led the Griffins with 8 points. Lauren Oakes had 7 points while Kathleen Babb 5, Lauren Lee 5 and Ariana Muehlenbein 2 rounded out the scoring for the team.
The Griffins will be back in action on Monday, February 5 when they host Rabun Gap. Tip off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity girls' basketball team were defeated by Dorman High School 66-48 in a showcase game on Wednesday night.
In front of 3500 fans the Cavaliers used a 20-9 first quarter run to stay comfortably in front for the remainder of the contest.
Lauren Oakes led the Griffins with 13 points. Brittany Mack had 9, Ariana Muehlenbein added 8 and Mariana Converse 6, Kathleen Babb 4, Julia Cooper 4 and Lauren Lee 4 rounded out the scoring for the team.
The Griffins will be back in action on Friday night when they host Spartanburg Christian Academy in a match that will decide the region title. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
The Griffin scorers were led by Junior Brittany Mack with 13 points. Senior Lauren Oakes added 12 points. Junior Lauren Lee scored 8 points while Senior Kathleen Babb scored 7 points. Junior Ariana Muehlenbein chipped in 6 points. Freshman Mariana Converse scored 2 points to round out the Griffin scorers.
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity girls' basketball team defeated Oakbrook Prep on Tuesday night by a score of 52-33.
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity girls' basketball team defeated Shannon Forest 58-10 in a region game on Homecoming night at SDS.
The Griffins jumped out to a 16-3 lead after the first quarter and never looked back as they held a 28-5 lead at the half.
Spartanburg Day's 58-10 win keeps the team undefeated in region play and sets up a big game Tuesday night as they host Oakbrook Prep.
Lauren Oakes and Brittany Mack led the Griffins with 14 points. Lauren Lee added 10, Kathleen Babb scored 8. Also scoring for the Griffins were Julia Cooper 3, Marianna Converse 2, Ash-Kat Harley 2, Ariana Muehlenbein 2 and Susannah Lyon 2.
The teams record now stands at 7-4 and they will be back in action on Tuesday, January 23 as they host Oakbrook Prep. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity girls' basketball team had a tough night on the court as they were defeated 61-17 at home to Asheville Christian Academy.
The Lions proved too strong for the Griffins as they ran out to a 30-7 half time lead. They held on and sealed the win in the second half.
Kathleen Babb and Lauren Oakes both score 4 points in the loss.
The team will be back in action on Wednesday, January 17 as they host Rabun Gap. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
Rock Hill, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School girls' varsity team travelled to Rock Hill to take on York Prep in a non-Conference match up. In a close encounter it was York Prep who finished up winning 67-62.
The Griffins held a one point 27-26 lead at the half but unfortunately let the lead slip in the third quarter as York Prep outscored Spartanburg Day 21-12.
Spartanburg Day made a comeback in the fourth quarter but it wasn't enough as York Prep closed out the game to win 67-62.
Brittany Mack led the Griffins with 20 points. Lauren Lee scored a season best 19 points. Lauren Oakes scored 9 points, Kathleen Babb 6 points, Ariana Muehlenbein 2 points and Marianna Converse 2 points rounded out the scoring for the team.
The Griffins will be back in action at home as they take on Asheville Christian Academy on Thursday, January 11. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
Greenville, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School varsity girls' team defeated Shannon Forest Christian School 64-15 to remain undefeated in region play.
The Griffins who were back in action after the Christmas break dominated the first half as they only allowed the Crusaders to score four points.
It was more of the same in the second half as Spartanburg Day outscored Shannon Forest 31-11 to close out the game.
Senior Lauren Oakes led the Griffins with 16 points. Brittany Mack added 12, Muehlenbein had 10, Converse continued her fine displays this year by scoring 8. Rounding out the scorers were Hannah Babb with 8, Lauren Lee 6, Kathleen Babb 4 and senior Sara McCown scored her first ever points as she had 2.
The Griffins will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Rock Hill to take on York Prep.