The Stallions Men’s Basketball Team traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina to compete this past weekend to participate in the Bulldog Classic held at Wake Christian Academy.
The tournament consisted of Queens Grant High School, Wake Christian Academy, Wayne Christian and Cary Christian. A small group of schools, however, significant for the Stallions. The competition was good and on par with the Stallions upper tier teams in the PAC 7 Conference. This weekend gave the team an opportunity to compete in a energy charged environment early on in their season long campaign.
The team seems to be coming together and this tournament will better prepare these Stallions for their upcoming tough conference games. Head Coach Jay Forsythe seemed pleased with his boys progress and performance over the weekend. “This was a great tournament for us,” said Coach Forsythe.
In Friday night’s contest Jah’Quez Sanders the Stallions senior shooting guard poured in 27 points to lead all scorers. He also contributed 11 rebounds and 3 assists in the 65-46 win over tournament host Wake Christian Academy. Xavier Westbrook contributed 11 points and 12 rebounds to dominate under the boards. While LB Boyette, Josh Suggs and Jeremiah Murphy all added 7 points each in the victory.
In the championship game on Saturday, the Stallions squared off with Cary Christian and won in a defensive struggle 34-21. Again, senior guard Jah’Quez Sanders led all scorers with 11 points. LB Boyette contributed 8 points and Xavier Westbrook played aggressively under the boards for the victors along with Jeremiah Murphy.
Jah’Quez Sanders was named the tournament MVP. While Xavier Westrbook and LB Boyette were selected to the all-tournament team. The Stallions are now 5-1 on the season.