Christ School swimmers were back in the pool Thursday at UNC Asheville, racking up more personal bests and state-qualifying times during a triple dual meet with Asheville Christian Academy and Rabun Gap (Ga.).
Jamari Briggs ’24 made a break for the basket and Keenan Wilkins ’24, always astute, pushed ahead a bounce pass.
A windmill dunk sent the student section into a tizzy and occurred during a good stretch Tuesday for Christ School varsity basketball. There were some not-so good stretches, too, and the Greenies were taking it all in stride as they’re now as healthy as they’ve been in over a month.
Continued excellence across the board for Christ School athletics is being reflected in recruiting. For the third time in five years, a senior class will include 20 or more boys who have committed or signed to play college sports.
CHARLOTTE - Four games without Emanuel Richards ’23 was four too many.
The senior from Irmo, S.C., and Longwood University recruit was back in Christ School varsity basketball’s lineup Saturday for the first time in nearly three weeks. Emanuel’s presence was needed at both ends of the floor in another win with possible NCISAA 4-A state playoff implications – 62-60 at Charlotte Christian.
Keenan Wilkins ’24 was twisting, turning, and falling to the court all at the same time Tuesday night.
It was poetry in motion, especially with the basketball softly trickling through the net. The Greenie Dome was deafening at times, but never louder than the aftermath of Keenan’s three-point play with 42.6 seconds to go.
Christ School varsity basketball players crashed the boards as they should have Friday. But the reality is a shot from just inside the free throw line by Emanuel Richards ’23 was good from the moment it left his hands.
Emanuel posted up his man, took an entry pass from Jamari Briggs ’24, and scored with 4.5 seconds to go in overtime. The Greenies (17-1), who had been playing catchup all afternoon long against Knoxville-Webb (Tenn.), surged late to win an Arby’s Classic consolation game, 63-61.
Christ School varsity basketball overcame a program with nine times its enrollment (Walton, Ga.), and then another Atlanta-area school (Lovett, Ga.) to leave the Lemon Street Classic with a 14-0 record.