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Former Lions Make More Memories on Court
The annual Academy Alumni Basketball game was played on Tuesday, February 12th, in the Stokely Gymnasium on the Academy campus.
Basketball memories were once again in the spotlight for former basketball players whose graduation years ranged from 1979 to 2009. One female alumna, Tammie Lamon Sink (’93) also took part in the game adding to the highlights of the evening.
With over 30 years represented by the academy basketball playing graduates, the crowd of students, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni watched as the White Team defeated the Black Team 63-48.
“This was a lot of fun,” said academy graduate Jeremiah Wampler (’01) who played on the Black Team. “I really appreciate the school doing this and I look forward to playing in many more.”
The White Team was led by John Ellison (’97) who scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for one of two double-doubles recorded by the White Team. The other was Andy Deatherage (’08) with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Rounding out the White team was Ryan Griffin (’97) 15 points, 2 rebounds; Drew Napier (’02) 6 points, 2 rebounds; Chris Fowler (’95) 4 points, 3 rebounds; Michael Grubb (’06) 4 points, 3 rebounds; and Jeremy Burgin (’97) 1 point, 2 rebounds.
The Black Team was led by Corbin Palmer (‘09) 16 points and 7 rebounds; Luke Bowes (’09) 8 points, 2 rebounds; Drew Smothers (’85) 5 points, 2 rebounds; Jeremiah Wampler (’01) 5 points, 6 rebounds; John Hall (’79) 4 points, 5 rebounds; Will Hammond (’02) 4 points, 1 rebound; Darren Ellis (’09) 4 points, 6 rebounds; Greg Smothers (’83) 2 points, 1 rebound; and Tammie Sink (’93) with 2 rebounds.
“It was great to see all the former players,” said Dan Kirkpatrick, Director of Alumni. “It was a lot of fun. We went down memory lane and had a lot of laughs.”
A warm thank-you is extended to Sarah Johnson (’09), Shannon Teh (’10), Adam Deatherage (’14) and Coach Ian Britton for working the scorers’ table, and to The King’s Academy cheerleaders for cheering and making everyone feel so at home, Go Lions!
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