DAVIDSON – Davidson Day closed out its home regular-season slate with a 63-47 win over Carmel Christian in boys basketball Monday, Feb. 4.
And though it was senior night for the 18-4 Patriots, those graduating this year only scored 3 points, as juniors CJ Huntley and Jackson Threadgill combined for 33.
Huntley, at 6-foot-9, was able to get opportunities from 3-point range early, taking Davidson Day to an early lead over the Cougars, ranked third in the state by MaxPreps. Huntley hit three 3s in the first half and finished with a game-high 19 points.
“That’s major. He’s had the ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter,” Davidson Day coach Ron Johnson said. “He’s had some games where he’s done that. The way they were defending us, he was getting some good looks. It was nice to have a guy who can make those shots for us.”
The Cougars average 77 points per game and came in with five players averaging at least 9 points. While Huntley starred in the first half, Threadgill’s shot-making and two charges taken by Mark Breunig – another junior – gave the Patriots a boost.
“It starts on the defensive end of the floor,” Threadgill said. “When we get stops it gives us energy and that translates to the offensive side of the floor. Mark took two big charges at the end of the game, and got the crowd into it and got us back into it after they made a bit of a run.”
Next for the Patriots is a game at Calvary Day School, followed by the NCISAA state playoffs. The bracket will be released Sunday, Feb. 10.