Basketball - Middle School Girls

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Game Recaps

vs.
SCISA Region Tournament, Oakbrook Preparatory School
Loss 27-12

Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team finished their season as they lost 27-12 to Oakbrook Prep in the semi final of the SCISA Region Tournament.

The Griffins who took a first quarter lead couldn't contain the Knights as they managed to grab the lead and never look back.

The season comes to an end for the team but Coach Hayley was pleased with the team and their attitude throughout the season. She also looks forward to seeing the development of the girls who will be returning next year.

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Oakbrook Preparatory School
Loss 27-14

Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team lost out in a region match 27-14 to Oakbrook Prep.

The Griffins were led by Ella Genoble. The team will now enter the SCISA tournament as the fourth seed.

The first found match will take place on Saturday, February 10 at Spartanburg Day School. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

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Spartanburg Christian Academy
Loss 19-11

Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team was defeated by Spartanburg Christian Academy Thursday afternoon 19-11.

SDS started out slow and lethargic defensively and offensively scoring only 3 points in the first half and allowing SCA to score 12.
The Griffins would come back in the second half with more energy and higher pressure to have an eight point run in the fourth quarter to shorten the lead. The Warriors would play smart and slow the game down forcing the Griffins to foul. SCA would capitalize on their time at the free throw line and with rebounding to secure the win.
The Griffins hit the court again for their last regular season game next Monday, February 5 at Oakbrook. Tip off is schedule 4:00 p.m.
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Greenwood Christian School
Loss 24-16

Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team was defeated by Greenwood Christian yesterday afternoon 24-16.

The Griffins started the game out strong pulling ahead 6-4 at the end of the first quarter. The Hawks would make a comeback to end the second quarter ahead 12-9.
A big three pointer by Greenwood and tough defense holding SDS to 0 points in the third quarter would be enough to strengthen the lead and secure the win.
The Griffins would have a seven point run in the fourth quarter but it would not be enough.
Raegan Cash led the Griffins with 8 points and Kely Killoren had 4. SDS is back in action against SCISA rival SCA on Thursday. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
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Spartanburg Christian Academy
Loss 23-10

Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team suffered another SCISA loss yesterday afternoon at Spartanburg Christian Academy 23-10.

Both teams played tough defense in the fist half making the score 8-4 to end the half. Two big time 3 pointers would pull the Warriors ahead 16-8 at the end of the third quarter. SCA would be able to hold onto the lead in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

The Griffins were led by Maggie Cobb with 6 points and Ella Genoble and Ellie Macmillan each had two a piece.

SDS is back in action against Greenwood Christian at Stone Family Gym on Monday. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
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Greenwood Christian School
Loss 23-4

Greenwood, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team suffered a second straight lost as Greenwood Christian School beat them 23-4.

The Griffins couldn't find a rhythm as the Hawks pulled away from them and came away with the victory.

The team will be back in action on Thursday, January 25 as they travel across town to take on Spartanburg Christian Academy. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

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Oakbrook Preparatory School
Loss 29-12

Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team's three game winning streak came to an end as the team was defeated by Oakbrook Prep 29-12.

The knights came out strong scoring almost half their points in the first quarter to lead 14-0. Oakbrook would continue with high pressure defense throughout the second half to increase the lead.

The Griffins were led by Karine Nguyen with 4 points. The girls hit the court again tomorrow as they travel to Greenwood Christian School. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

vs.
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School
Win 19-8

Spartanburg, S.C.- The Middle School girls basketball team defeated Our Lady of the Rosary Tuesday afternoon 18-8.

SDS would start strong scoring over half of their points in the first quarter while allowing OLR to score only 4 in the first half. However, the Griffins lost stride in the second and third quarters with no scoring while OLR would quickly shorten the lead to only 4 points.

The Griffins came out in the fourth quarter just as strong as the first, shutting down the OLR offense and scoring 8 points to finish the game.

The Griffins record now stands at 4-4 and they are back in action on Thursday against SCISA rival Shannon Forest.


vs.
Hampton Park Christian School
Win 27-19

Greenville, S.C.- The Middle School girls' basketball team defeated Hampton Park Friday afternoon 27-19 making them undefeated in 2018.

The Griffins started out strong getting on the board first with two points by Raegan Cash. A second quarter 12-4 point difference would put SDS in a comfortable position heading into the second half.

The third quarter would end in a 4-4 tie with the Griffins leading 22-11. However, Hampton Park was not ready to throw in the towel. They made a quick eight point run to shorten the lead but it wouldn’t be enough. Raegan Cash would make a huge three pointer at the buzzer to end the game 27-19.

The girls are back in action next week during Homecoming at SDS.

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Bob Jones Academy
Win 27-4
Greenville, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School Middle School girls' basketball team defeated Bob Jones Academy on Tuesday afternoon 27-4. "This was a much needed win and confidence booster for us coming off the winter break," says Coach Pickens about the result.

The Griffins started off strong with 10 points from 3 different players in the first quarter. Raegan Cash started the second quarter off with a big three pointer to keep the momentum going for SDS.

The Griffins were able to keep the scoring and high presure defense going through the 3rd and 4th quarters to clinch the win. Raegan Cash led the Griffins with 11 points, Maggie Cobb and Kelly Killoren both had 6 each, and Ellie Macmillan and Karine Nguyen had two.

The Griffins record now improves to 2-4 and they will hit the court again on Friday at Hampton Park. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
vs.
St. Mary's Catholic School
Loss 48-15
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Middle School girls' basketball team was defeated by St. Mary's Catholic School 48-15 before the Holiday break.

The Ducks of St. Mary's came out strong with two players scoring a total of 21 points in the first quarter. Their high pressure defense and talented starting line up were able to keep a comfortable lead for St. Mary's throughout the entire game.

The Griffins strongest quarter was the first as they scored a total of 8 points. SDS was led by Maggie Cobb with 8 points and Raegan Cash with 7 points.

SDS will hit the court again in 2018 as they start their final stretch of the season.
vs.
Prince of Peace Catholic School
Loss 14-8

Greenville, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team were defeated 14-8 by Prince of Peace.

The Griffins could not get into any rhythm and turned the ball over 31 times.

"This was probably our worst performance since i've been coaching the girls. We will work hard and come back stronger from this defeat," stated coach Hayley Pickens.

The team will be back in action on Tuesday, December 12 when they host St. Mary's. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

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Mitchell Road Christian Academy
Loss 29-17
Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day middle school girls' basketball team suffered their second loss this season 29-17 to Mitchell Road Christian Academy.
The Griffins started out strong ending the first quarter with a lead 5-4. The game stayed close with both teams playing strong defense as the half ended 13-11.
The third quarter would start out pretty even with the Griffins scoring to tie the game up. But the Eagles would pull away by seven points to start the fourth quarter.
Mitchell Road would continue to take the lead even more as the game came to a close with a final score of 32-17.

Maggie Cobb led the Griffins with 8 points, Reagan Cash had 3, and Arden Harley, Ellie MacMullan, and Kelly Killoren all had 2 a piece.

The Griffins record now stands at 1-2 and they will be back in action on Thursday when they take the court to play Prince of Peace Catholic School. Tip off is scheduled for 4:00 P.M.
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Langston Charter Middle School
Loss 24-6

Greenville, S.C.- The middle school girls' basketball team were defeated for the first time this season by Langston Charter middle school 24-6.

The Griffins were led by eighth graders Kelly Killoren, who scored four points and Raegan Cash with two.

The team will look to bounce back when they host Mitchell Road Christian Academy on Tuesday, December 5. The tip off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

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Spartanburg Prep School
Win 34-10

Spartanburg, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School middle school girls' basketball team started their season off with a home opener win against Spartanburg Prep 34-10.

The Griffins started off strong and with high energy outscoring Spartanburg Prep 17-6 in the first half. The Jaguars came out with high pressure, aggressive defense, but SDS was able to find open players and drive to the basket for quick points.
After a great start, Spartanburg Day would not back down matching their 17 points total from the first half in the second half.

Eighth grader Raegan Cash led the Griffins with 19 points. Maggie Cobb an eighth grade student had six points, and seventh graders Ella Genoble, Kelly Killoren, and Karine Nguyen had two a piece.
The Griffins are back in action after Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 28 when they travel to take on Langston Charter Middle School. The start time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

Roster

Name
Raegan Cash
Maggie Cobb
Emily Grace Cobourn
Charly Ezman
Ella Genoble
Arden Harley
Kelly Killoren
Ellie MacMullan
Karine Nguyen
Birney Sherard
Ebbe Stille

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Coaches

Hayley Pickens


Coach Hayley Pickens joined the Griffin coaching staff in spring of 2015. Coach Ferrell lends her talents to SDS as the middle school girls’ basketball and soccer coach, as well as the assistant swimming coach and assistant varsity girls’ soccer coach. She played NCAA Division II soccer at Georgia College where she ranks second in the all-time scoring record. She was also All-Region and All-Conference for three years. After her collegiate career she went on to assist one season at NAIA school, Emmanuel College and two season at NCAA Division I Wofford College. She loves being being able to be involved in a variety of sports of all levels at SDS, along with the drive and competitiveness in her student-athletes.

Email: hayley.pickens@sdsgriffin.org

Assistant Coaches: Teresa Strait