Blue Devil hoopsters win; wrestlers fall to 0-4

Nathan Davis closes in on scoring record


Phoebe Potter

The wrestling team gets focused before its match against Everett.

Blair Poorman, Sports Writer

The Bellwood-Antis boys’ basketball team dominated the Blue Pirates of Williamsburg yesterday, with a final score of 71-47.

Senior Nathan Davis led the way with 23 points, while Ethan McGee had 17 points with three 3-pointers, and Joey Padula added 12 points.

Nathan now goes into tonight’s home game against Everett with a shot at breaking the Bellwood-Antis all-time scoring record, held by his coach Brent Gerwert.  Nathan currently sits at 1637 points and only needs 11 points to become the new all-time scoring leader.

“I’m happy for him, he has really worked hard at basketball his whole life.  He deserves it, and I love him as a teammate and a friend,” said Senior Noah D’Angelo about Davis approaching the record.

B-A had a comfortable lead from the beginning of the game with a ten point lead after the first quarter, and never allowed the lead slip into single digits again.

“We played really well in the first 2 quarters to get a nice lead into the half,” said Ethan McGee. “We came out pretty slow in the third, but then we finished strong.”

The win improves the boys record to 7-1 on the year, with their next game coming today against Everett.

The Bellwood-Antis wresting team also was in action last night with a match against Everett, a 59-21 loss that dropped its record to 0-4 on the year.

Pins for Bellwood were recorded by Nate Claar and Noah Schratzmeier. Ryan Kerns and Cameron Nagle also notched wins for the Blue Devils.

“We had some very positive action in our meet last night,” said Coach Ron Wilson. “Noah and Ryan picked up two hard-fought wins.  Some of our less experienced kids are improving steadily and I feel confident that they will continue to do so.  Nate is having a very strong year and kept it going with another quick pin last night.”

Bellwood looked to be in good position early by winning the first three bouts, but ended up only recording one other win.

B-A was once again plagued by forfeits as they lost six bouts as it failed to fill all the weight classes.