PHOTO GALLERY: DCS Warriors Defeat The King’s Academy

The Dillon Christian School Warriors placed 102 points on the scoreboard on Thursday, February 11, to pick up a 102-57 win over the visiting The King’s Academy Lions in Dillon in varsity basketball action.

PHOTO GALLERY
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The Dillon Christian School Warriors placed 102 points on the scoreboard on Thursday, February 11, to pick up a 102-57 win over the visiting The King’s Academy Lions in Dillon in varsity basketball action.
The Warriors controlled the tip-off and was off and running as Weston Glasgow quickly connected for a 3-point basket followed by a 2-point basket before the Lions’ T J Merritts laid one in for 2 points. The King’s Academy’s Thomas Woods knotted the score with a 2-point basket. Dillon’s Dewayne McCormick sank a free throw and quickly connected for a 2-point basket that was answered by the Lions’ Dominic Orrico with 2 free throws.
This contest was closely contested in the beginning as each team would score.
Dillon’s Grayson Singletary laid one in for 2 points that was quickly answered by Grant Beaton with a lay-up of his own.
With 4 minutes remaining in the first half, Dillon was up 10-9. Dillon’s Weston Glasgow hit a 3-point shot followed by a 3-point basket by Grayson Singletary. Dillon was picking up steam and continued to connect with baskets by Grayson Singletary who connected for two 3-point baskets in a row that was followed by the Lions’ Grant Beaton with a 2-point basket of his own. After the first period of play, Dillon had a 10-point led, 27-17.
The Warriors continued connecting in the first moments of the second period on a 2-point basket by Adam Norman and a 2-point basket by Colby Thorndyke. With 6:46 remaining in the first half, Dillon was up by 13 points, 30-17.
The Lions’ Dominic Orrico hit a 3-point basket that was answered by a 3-point basket by Dillon’s Ethan Brewington. The Lions’ T J Merritts banked one in for 2 points followed by the Warriors’ Adam Norman who softly laid one in for 2 points and was fouled. He scored 3 points the old fashioned way…a 2-point basket and a free throw.
The two teams continued to score. However, Dillon appeared to be gaining momentum. With 3:59 remaining in the first half, Dillon was up

41-25. With 2:53 remaining in the first half, the Warriors had increased their lead to 17 points, 45-28. By halftime, Dillon was up 57-37.
At halftime, the Dillon cheerleaders entertained the spectators.
The King’s Academy remained about 20 points behind Dillon Christian School in the beginning of the third period. However, Dillon was beginning to warm up and was connecting on more shots. Within a matter of moments, the Warriors had increased their lead to 26 points, 71-45, with 2:47 remaining in the third period.
With each basket, Dillon was gaining more confidence. Dillon led 83-45 after 3 periods of play.
Dillon Christian School’s Ethan Brewington led the Warriors in scoring with 25 points on six 2-point baskets, four 3-point baskets, and a free throw. Weston Glasgow pumped in 21 points on five 2-point baskets, four 3-point baskets, and a free throw while Grayson Singletary connected for 19 points on two 2-point baskets and five 3-point baskets. Adam Norman placed 18 points on the scoreboard with seven 2-point baskets, a 3-point basket, and a free throw. Dewayne McCormick added 7 points on two 2-point baskets and 3 for 4 attempts at the charity line. Cameron Sweat and Colby Thorndyke each sank two 2-point baskets and a free throw for 5 points. Kaleb Pulley garnered a 2-point bucket.
The King’s Academy’s T J Merritts poured in 25 points in the losing cause. He connected for ten 2-point baskets and sank 5 of 7 from the free throw line. Grant Beaton connected for four 2-point baskets for 8 points while Jaylen Williams had 7 points on two 2-point baskets and 3 of 3 free throws. Thomas Woods also placed 7 points on the scoreboard with two 2-point baskets and a 3-point basket.
Dominic Orrico connected for a 3-point basket and 3 of 4 free throws fro 6 points. Garrison Fields sank a 2-point basket while William Alexander garnered a free throw.
Both the Dillon Christian School and The King’s Academy each committed 10 fouls in the first half and 6 fouls in the second half.