by Chris Hunt
The Davidson Day boys basketball team came home empty-handed three times in the National Division of the prestigious DWI Holiday Tournament, held in Binghamton, New York, Dec. 28-30. Playing without injured starters Phillip Anglade and Kieth Belfield, the Patriots lost to Georgia’s Campbell High School, 58-51, in the first round, Arizona’s Mesa High School, 66-46, in the second round and New York’s New Rochelle High School, 63-59, in the seventh-place game. An undermanned Davidson Day squad (11-6) was also without forwards Richard Brown and Luke Morrison, who coach Ron Johnson said are battling pneumonia.
Without key players, Davidson Day’s six-foot-eight center Bernard Sullivan did his best to carry the load, scoring 44 points in three games to earn all-tournament honors. His best game was against Mesa, when he paced the Patriots with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and a game-high 10 rebounds.
Against New Rochelle, four Patriots scored in double figures: Junior Dorian Albritton and seniors Jimmy Bonds and Sullivan each had 11 points, while junior Sam Mozon chipped in with 10. Albritton also scored in 11 points against Campbell.