Raptor Basketball Results from Winter Break


Lilly Schweickhardt, Staff Writer

Over winter break, your Raptor basketball teams competed in two local holiday tournaments. Both teams played in the Porter Gaud Holiday Classic. The girls placed third, beating Cathedral Academy and Charlotte Country Day, but losing a tough game to Northwood. Choral Linhart made the All-Tournament team, averaging almost 14 points per game.

The boys finished sixth at the Porter Gaud Holiday Classic, beating Charleston Collegiate and losing to Northwood and Columbia High School. Ben Sewell represented AMHS on the All-Tournament Team, scoring about 16 points per game.

After Christmas, the girls’ team participated in the Carolina Invitational Tournament. 84 teams from all over the east coast traveled to South Carolina to take part in this prestigious tournament. The Raptors faced two teams from South Carolina, Baptist Hill and Seneca, while also squaring off against a team from Kentucky. Although the team fought hard, they finished fourth in the tournament.

A few days before break ended, the girls’ and the boys’ teams played a non-conference away game at Charleston Math & Science. Both games ended in victories, the girls winning 43-33 and the boys 79-46. Leading scorers for the girls’ game include Lilly Schweickhardt with 14 points, and Choral Linhart and Hannah Waddell with 12 points apiece. Ben Sewell led all scores for the boys’ game with 24, followed by Bryson Rose with 15 and Alex Pastis with 9 points.