Wando, Bishop England split first meeting of the season
The Wando Warriors continued their hot start to the season with a 72-46 win over the Bishop England Bishops Saturday on Daniel Island.
After a sloppy first half Friday against Northwood, Wando (7-0) came out firing Saturday, ringing up 28 points in the first quarter. Two quick Bishops turnovers in the opening minute helped the Warriors to a 7-0 lead that eventually stretched into a 16-2 advantage. Amp Moore scored all of his 12 points in the first quarter while Andrew Glover added six to help Wando to a 17-point lead through the opening frame.
Bishop England’s offensive woes continued into the second quarter, while Glover lit up the Bishops with three more threes, and Jamez Rogers added six points of his own. B.J. Grevey kept Bishop England (3-3) alive with nine first-half points but the Bishops entered halftime down 22, having surrendered 11 turnovers with just five made field goals.
“They were red hot from the start,” Bishop England head coach Bryan Grevey said. “We contributed a little bit to that with our turnovers but they just came ready to play.”
Griffin Herbert sparked the Bishops offense late in the third quarter with seven points. Bishop England limited Wando to its lowest-scoring quarter of the game but couldn’t trim the lead down to less than 20.
A three from Grevey to start the fourth brought the Bishops as close as they’d been since midway through the second quarter. But the Warriors outscored the Bishops 16-7 in the final minutes to seal their seventh straight win.
“I think it started with our defense tonight,” Wando head coach David Eaton said. “We got a lot of deflections, a lot of steals that lead to open shots and our guys were confident and knocked them down.
“Usually when you play bad you have to wait a few days but it was nice to have another game the very next day to prove yourself. Our guys were much more mentally sharp tonight and I’m proud of the way they responded.”
Glover finished with a game-high 19 points, Rogers turned in 18 and nine other Warriors scored at least two.
Grevey paced the Bishops with 16, Herbert scored nine and Daniel Corbett added six. The Bishops were outrebounded 38-20, gave away 21 turnovers and shot 33 percent from the field.
“They’re a great basketball team; as good as we’ll face this season,” Coach Grevey said. “Coach Eaton does a great job with those guys and they’ve bought into everything he’s tried to convey.
“A game like this tells you how hard you have to play defense, how hard you have to make an effort to go to the glass, box out, rebound. Trust me, this game is going to help us in the long run.”
Lady Bishops rout Warriors
Mary Harriet Moore and Michele Boykin combined for 48 points Saturday to propel the Bishop England Lady Bishops to a 69-32 win over the Wando Warriors.
Wando (0-6) had no answer for Moore in the first quarter as the senior dominated the post with 12 points to open a 16-8 lead.
Boykin took over the second quarter with 12 of her own. Bishop England (5-0) held Wando scoreless for more than half the quarter while it reeled off 12 straight points to open a 20-point lead.
The two combined for 16 in the third while the Bishops stretched their advantage as large as 28. The lead grew to 36 with under two minutes to play in the fourth but Wando managed to avoid becoming Bishop England’s fifth straight victim of a 40-point loss.
Moore finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, while Boykin added 22 points eight steals and six assists. Bishop England came away with 24 steals but gave away 25 turnovers.
Kimberly Smalls led Wando with 14 points and Dynasty Heyward added six. Wando pulled down 31 rebounds to Bishop England’s 30 but was limited to 24 percent shooting on the night.