Harding Athletic Highlights 1/24-1/28

Jason Embry
Boys Developmental Team - Navy Makes A Comeback To Win 28-26
Harding Navy made a comeback win down 10 to win their first game of the series 26-28. Each team fought hard to the final buzzer and the intensity lasted the entire game. White controlled the first half going into halftime up 16-10. The second half was nonstop action with White increasing their lead to 10 before Navy began to make their comeback. Navy was lead in scoring by Carter Billings, who scored all his points in the second half, with 13 points. Stewart Clay and Matthew Johnson both contributed with 4 points each followed by Garrett Lee with 3 points and Anders Stabell and Cole Tomichek with 2 points each.

White was lead in scoring by Colton Bowers, Jacob Johnson, and Jack Sabis with 6 points each. Maxwell Payton scored 4 points followed by Jimmy Murphy and Robert Topping with 2 points each. 

The Navy will look to continue their winning streak next week for the fourth game of the series.

Harding Swims Well In First Meet of the Season
In our first meet of the 2021-2022 season the Harding Swim Team swam against several Williamson County Middle Schools at the January Jammer hosted by Grassland Middle.  We had several fantastic swims for our first meet.  We had several top finishers in the events led by event winners Mina Sanford, Van Roberts, and Quincy Topping.

Top individual performances were:
  • Slater Galloway (8th in the 50 and 100 Free)
  • Fisher Glasgow (5th place in the 200 Free and 8th in the 100 Free)
  • Judge Murphy (8th in the 100 Breast)
  • Van Roberts (2nd in the 50 Free and 1st in the 100 Free)
  • Mina Sanford (1st in the 100 Fly and 100 Breast)
  • Quincy Topping (1st in the 200 IM and 100 Fly)
Harding Has Great Second Meet of the Season
In our second meet of the season, we swam agains Ensworth, USN, and CPA and had some wonderful competition.  We had several personal best times recorded as well as some real standout performances for many of our swimmers. We had 9 individual team members with Top 8 performances which is an outstanding accomplishment.  Event winners were Mina Sanford (200 IM and 100 Fly) and Quincy Topping (50 Free and 100 Breast)

Top 8 Finishers:
  • Luke Anderson (4th in 200 Free)
  • Roark Bennett (6th in the 100 Breast)
  • Hudson Drake (5th in the 100 Free and 100 Breast)
  • Katherine Fast (7th in 50 Free and 8th in the 100 Breast)
  • Slater Galloway (3rd in the 200 Free and 6th in the 100 Back)
  • Fisher Glasgow (3rd in the 200 Free and 100 Free)
  • Baxter Lee (8th in the 50 Free and 100 Free)
  • Mina Sanford (1st in the 200 IM and 100 Fly)
  • Quincy Topping (1st in the 50 Free and 100 Breast)
Varsity Boys Basketball Loses Tough Game at Ensworth
The varsity boys basketball team traveled down the road to play at Ensworth on Monday, January 24. The boys competed for all four quarters. However, in the end, the Tigers won 57-38. The Hawks handled their press throughout the game and were led in scoring by Sam Bowers and Thomas Hicks with 11 points each. This week the Hawks face three opponents starting on Tuesday, February 1 at FRA. The JV will start at 5:00 with the varsity to follow at 6:00. Come out and support the Hawks!

JV Boys Basketball Continues Winning Ways 
The JV Hawks finished last week with a convincing win over Valor Collegiate with a score of 37-15. The Hawks set the tone on defense early, getting points in transition and limiting the Wildcats' second chance opportunities with solid defensive rebounding. Will Bickley and Mckinley Bradshaw led the team in scoring with nine points each, followed by Jackson Lucas and Walt Sanders with six points.
The JV boys tacked on another win Thursday evening over Pope Prep. The final score of the game was 63-37. The tone was set early with a suffocating full-court press by the Hawks. Quinn Taylor led the team with twenty-six points. Chase Embry was the second-leading scorer with nine points. The defensive effort was led by the likes of Chase Embry, George Boero, and Daniel Maumus who all got a number of steals and key rebounds. This game was the definition of a complete team victory!

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