In its first matchup against Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School of the season, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s boys’ basketball team had a rough night on Thursday. The Crusaders left Nansemond-Suffolk with a 76-38 conference win.
“Sometimes kids look at the size of the dog that’s in the fight instead of the size of the fight that’s in the dog,” NSA coach Lamont Strothers said.
Seventeen of the 18 players on the Crusaders’ roster are at least six feet tall, nine of them are 6-feet 4-inches or taller, and several of them displayed plenty of athleticism, as well. Bishop Sullivan charged out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, and Saints freshman guard/forward Matthew Patterson’s basket in the waning seconds gave NSA its only points of the period.
“Once we settled down and realized that we could move the ball and do other things, we started to be a little more efficient,” Strothers said. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.