Execute and Extend: STAB boys beat Woodberry Forest

Photo by Bart Isley

St. Anne’s-Belfield boys basketball is getting pretty good at handling situations when they’re up against the clock. Late last week, Mesiah Woods buried a mid-range jumper just before the half against Covenant.


Tuesday against Woodberry, Nick Reese buried an open three after strong ball movement in the offense just before the half.


Executing in those situations can be the difference between having to battle and struggle down the stretch or pulling away for an easy win. Tuesday, Reese’s bucket helped STAB pull away.


The Saints snagged their fifth win in the last six games Tuesday night with a 66-52 victory over Woodberry Forest, completing a season sweep over the Tigers and pushing STAB to 4-2 in Prep League play.


Justin Taylor led the way with a double double, scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Dalton Taylor got going with 14 points and six assists and Reese finished with 12 points and three boards.


When Reese buried the three, it extended STAB’s lead to 10 points to 32-22.


Malachi Poindexter notched 10 points while Carter Lang scored six points and nine boards.


The Tigers got 14 points from Kyle Bilodeau but couldn’t dig out of the Saints’ second quarter run that put them in a 10-point hole.


Woodberry slips to 4-12 on the year and they’ll take on St. Christopher’s at home Friday. STAB travels to take on Collegiate Friday where they’ll be looking to avenge a 52-50 loss to the Cougars earlier this month.