Wakefield Sports Roundup

All-Delaney Athletic Conference Athletes
Boys Basketball All-DAC Division 2: Andrew Smith, First Team and Co-Most Valuable Player; Brian Shafran, First Team
Girls Basketball All-DAC Division 2: Isabelle Eastham, First Team; Sarah Wells, First Team
Swimming: Madison Mulvey, 100 Yard Breaststroke and 100 Yard Freestyle

WCDS Athletes of the Month January 2010
Male: Andrew Smith (Washington, Va.), Varsity Boys Basketball

Andrew consistently gave great effort in leading his team and his contribution can be easily over looked because so many people expect greatness from him based on his performance on the court over his career. Andrew did so much more than leading his team’s scoring. He anchored the defense preventing cutters into the lane and secured more than 15 rebounds a game. He helped to break opponents’ full-court presses with his ball handling and passing. He provided leadership in running the offense and getting players in the right places. He scored more than 27 points a game despite often being double-teamed or even triple-teamed by the defense.

Female: Maeve Dale (Luray, Va.), Middle School Girls Basketball
Maeve was the catalyst of our middle school team in January. She led the team in scoring and rebounding. She helped lead her team to six victories and the team remained unbeaten. She continued to be the leading scorer while drawing double-teams from opponent’s defenses. Her basketball knowledge, effort, and leadership set her apart from most other players on the court during games. Her steady contributions aided her team’s drive toward the championship in the Valley Middle School Conference.

Varsity Girls Basketball
The Owls traveled to Fredericksburg Academy for a Delaney Athletic Conference Division 2 semifinal game with the Falcons on Feb. 25. There were only five players available for the game. Rachel Wells led the team in scoring with 7 points. Sonia Mehta added 6 points and 3 steals. Sarah Wells and Amanda Carroll each had 5 rebounds. The five girls played hard, but the Falcons’ depth was too much, and the final score was 36-16. Our final record is 6-8.

Varsity Boys Basketball
The Owls engaged in an intense, hotly contested DAC Division 2 semifinal game at home against Tandem Friends on Feb. 26. The game featured the DAC Division 2 Co-Most Valuable Players in the Owls’ Andrew Smith and the Badgers’ Matt Mahoney. Mahoney led the Badgers with 26 points while Smith led all scorers with 35 points and added 17 rebounds for another double-double.

Neither team scored in the first two and a half minutes of the game, but Tandem had the lead at the end of the first quarter, 13-9. The Badgers maintained a four point lead, 27-23 at half. The Badgers scored 19 points in the third quarter to take a nine-point lead into the final quarter.

The Owls fought back and outscored the Badgers 19 to 13 in the final quarter. However, the Badgers went 9 for 11 from the foul line in the quarter to secure a 59-56 win. There was a high level of effort by both teams, and it was a championship atmosphere. Both teams had players foul out of the game. The Badgers went on to defeat Quantico in the DAC finals.
Brian Shafran contributed 18 points to bring his career total to 859 points. Pat Brown added 11 rebounds. Andrew Smith completed his brilliant career with 1696 points and led this year’s team to the DAC Division 2 Tri-Championship for the regular season.

Shafran and Smith were the statistical leaders of the team for the season. Shafran averaged 14.3 points per game and 3.9 assists per game for the season. Smith averaged 26.9 points per game and 14.8 rebounds a game. Congratulations to: Coach Griffin, Coach Smith, Coach Shafran and the team for their season. Our final record is 10-7.

Upcoming Athletic Events Schedule
March 12: 7 p.m., Winter Athletic Awards Night at WCDS.

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