Using a towering starting five that resembled a prep team, the Virginia Episcopal Bishops dominated the inside to run past Atlantic Shores 63-43. VES was never threatened as Tre Fields scored eight first quarter points as the Bishops jumped out to a 14-2 1st quarter.
VES was just too big and had too much length for the much smaller Seahorse team to handle. The Bishops had 12 block shots and pressured Atlantic Shores into nine turnovers via steals. Junior Anthony Swann led the defensive charge with five blocks and four steals.
Point guard Aaron Young led four players in double figures with 14 points and East Carolina recruit Caleb White added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the #1 ranked team in the D2 Private School rankings. Big man Skye Johnson finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, and six blocks while Tre Fields kicked in 13 points.
Atlantic Shores had an atrocious shooting night scoring only two points in the first quarter and only eight points in the third when they fell behind 43-21. The Seahorses scored half of their points in the final stanza when they game was out of reach. Senior Brian Kelley scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Brehon Britt, the Seahorses top offensive threat, added 12 points including a three at the buzzer to pull Atlantic Shores to within 11.
The Bishops arrived late due to snow in the Lynchburg area. They will try for their second win in the Hampton Roads area on consecutive days when they face Christchurch on Saturday.