Less than a month ago, Woodberry Forest’s boys basketball team struggled to handle St. Anne’s-Belfield’s intensity. They seemed to be grappling with finding their own identity.
What a difference 21 days can make.
The Tigers flipped the script on January’s loss and picked up a 58-46 win at home Tuesday night. Woodberry fell 70-41 to the Saints the first time around.
This time Max Johns got into a groove, scoring all night with 22 points spread largely evenly across four quarters including a seven-point finish in the fourth. With Jameel Wilson knocking down seven of nine free throws and Kyle Bilodeau scoring inside in twin nine-point efforts, the Tigers (9-10) had enough offense to take advantage of a stingy defensive performance.
Nic Kent led STAB (11-11) with 10 points while Nic Reese had nine and Dalton Taylor and Myles Ward chipped in eight points each. The Saints fell into a 15-10 hole in the first quarter and couldn’t climb out.
Both teams jump into Prep League tournament play later this week.