by Chris Hunt
The 2010-11 Davidson Day boys basketball season ended with a loss in the second round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1A tournament. The fourth-seeded Patriots fell to eventual state champion Fayetteville Trinity Christian School, 71-56, at Asheville Carolina Day School on Feb. 24.
The Patriots completed the season with a record of 22-10 and finished second in the Southern Piedmont Athletic Association to conference champion United Faith. Considered a pre-season state title contender, Davidson Day battled through season-ending injuries to starting forwards Keith Bellfield (a Furman University recruit) and Phillip Anglade.
The loss to Trinity marked the end of 6-foot-8 center Bernard Sullivan’s well-publicized high school basketball career. Sullivan played his first three seasons at North Mecklenburg and signed a National Letter of Intent with Clemson University. Key contributors Bellfield, Jimmy Bonds, Gabe Mercer and Omar Caldwell also are seniors. Underclassmen Rashun Davis, Dorian Albritton, Richard Brown, Jason Eddie, Sam Mozon, Jake Hall, DJ Cernegie and Luke Morrison logged plenty of minutes this winter and are expected to return next season.
As the fifth seed at the state tournament, Trinity Christian followed up its quarterfinals victory over Davidson Day with wins over Raleigh Word of God in the semi-finals, 88-77, and United Faith in the finals, 57-49.