Ensworth Teams Take on Father Ryan
The Ensworth boys and girls varsity basketball teams squared off against Father Ryan this week in a key Division II AA match-up.
The boys, led by James Wiseman, beat the Fightin Irish 57-45. The Lady Tigers didn’t fare as well, losing 43-31.
The Tigers jumped out to a quick lead against Father Ryan, outscoring them 14-9 to grab the first quarter lead.
Wiseman, who scored a game-high 26 points for the Tigers, helped Ensworth extend their lead in the second quarter. Though both teams battled back and forth, the Tigers took a 29-20 lead into the locker room at the end of the half.
In the third quarter, Ensworth once again was able to outplay their division rivals, extending the lead to 43-30 going into the final quarter.
Father Ryan battled back, outscoring the Tigers 15-14 in the fourth, but that wasn’t nearly enough to overcome Ensworth’s early lead.
Wiseman led the Tigers with 26 points, while Lewis McDaniel added eight points.
Imani Starling and Jaylon King each scored seven points for the Tigers, who improved their record to 10-4 on the season with the win.
The Lady Tigers had a difficult time getting the ball in the basket in their game against the undefeated Fightin Irish.
Ensworth could only manage eight points in the first and four in the second quarter. Fortunately, Father Ryan wasn’t much better, but still grabbed a 13-12 lead at the half.
The Fightin Irish would shake off their shooting woes in the third while the Lady Tigers’ struggles continued. The quarter ended with Father Ryan leading 29-20.
Both teams played better in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Tigers were unable to overcome the early deficit and lost the game 43-31.
Jordyn Cambridge bore the offensive burden for Ensworth, scoring 18 points for the Lady Tigers.
Dontavia Waggoner added nine points for Ensworth, while Kaiya Wynn and Akiya Harris each scored two points.to round out the scoring for the Lady Tigers, who fell to 7-2. Father Ryan improved to 15-0.