Monday, November 30, 2009


Sherwood boys crush in opener
ALBANY — Wesley Pittman scored 18 points, Dequan Green added 16 and John Schramm rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 as Sherwood cruised to an 84-22 blowout win in its opener against Crisp Academy.“Well, the kids played hard, so that was good, but we have some things to work on still,” second-year SCA coach Matt Ruta said. “The other good thing was we got all 14 players on the floor and everyone got some action, so I was pleased with that.”Pittman’s total came thanks to four 3-pointers, while Green added two.


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SCA boys aiming high in 2009

ALBANY — Sherwood Christian Academy’s boys basketball team insists this season’s motto is not, “Final Four or Bust.”Still, “that’s definitely a goal,” second-year Eagles coach Matt Ruta said. “We’re going to take it one game at a time and try to win each one and make these guys into great men. That’s the goal.”For a team, however, that returns four starters from last season when it reached the GISA Class AA quarterfinals, Ruta has to like his team’s chances.“We lost a heartbreaker (46-44 against eventual state champ Arlington Christian) in the Final Eight and we feel we have a pretty good team coming back,” Ruta said. “We’ve just got to work hard and get better every day.”A lot of that success could have to do with sophomore DeQuan Green, son of former Westover High School star/NBA player Dontonio Wingfield. At 6-foot-2 with plenty of athleticism, Green is arguably Eagles’ spark plug.“He’s improved a lot since last year,” Ruta said. “We like his work ethic. He’s got to be more of a leader for us.”Green, although he is a sophomore, realizes that a great deal of leadership could be placed on his shoulders as the season goes on.“With me coming back and everybody looking up to me and I’m a sophomore, it’s a big responsibility,” Green said. “I just want to be selfless on the court and get everybody involved.”A big reason for Sherwood’s success last season was the post play of Cameron Williams. Although Ruta said the post won’t be as big a factor this year as it was last, guard Wesley Pittman’s 3-point shooting could give opponents something else to be concerned about besides Green.During the 2008-09 season, Pittman made 88 3-pointers.“I don’t think we have to ride on just one guy,” Ruta said. “(But) Wesley is definitely a threat from the outside.”Pittman, along with Green and Brannan Anthony, could possibly be part of a guard presence that Ruta thinks will be the strength for this year’s Eagles. On-court chemistry, however, is another thing Ruta stresses as his team gets ready for today’s 8 p.m. home opener against Crisp Academy. And while the Eagles’ motto is “Trust,” taken from a Bible verse (Jeremiah 17:7), some players can’t help but also think of “Final Four or Bust.”“There are a lot of expectations for us because of the run we made last year,” Pittman said. “I think we’ve got a target on our backs this year, and we’ve just got to play hard and come to win every game.”Considering that the boys program had struggled before last season, another challenge the Eagles face is handling their newfound success. Anthony, however, doesn’t see that as an issue.“I think that’s a good thing,” he said. “That can motivate us.”

Monday, November 2, 2009


So I have been Missing in Action.... the new job has been keeping me CRAZY BUSY .. along with coaching the upwards cheerleaders... and basketball season starting up... and WE ARE MOVING!!!!! yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

we found a house that is barely over 2yrs old to rent!!! with hardwood floors and a FIREPLACE!!! yeahhh is super de duper BEAUTIFUL!!! ill take lots of pitctures....

oh yeah that is the other thing my camera broke and well it took me a whiel to pick out a new one and we finally got a new one so Ill be able to post more pictures on here!!! whoop whoop

this weekend was a supppperrr BLAST!!!

FRIDAY NIGHT: The SCA football team ( this is the school where Matt coaches) WON THE REGION CHAMPIONSHIP fo rthe first time in SCHOOL HISTORY!!! talk about a great game!!! it was AWESOME!!! those boys played their hearts out.. there were some crying on their daddies shoulders after the game.... super intense!!!

SATURDAY: I ran my first 5k ever and I was 7th overall and the 2nd female ( yes I did get beat by a 64 yr old woman!!!) my time was 26 minutes hopefuly it will be improving .. i did get a pretty impressive trophy.. ha!! then we went to the FSU game with our good friends and had sooooooooooooooo much fun!!! I had to end up buying a FSU shirt because I wore a long sleeved one to the game and it was sooooo stinkin hot!!! we had soo much fun and stopped at Sonics after for HAPPY HOUR!

Sunday: was typical.. church NFL football and a late afternoon jog and this time it was in crisp 60 degree weather!!! I AM LOOOVVING FALL!!!

alright... off to lunch!!! Ill post pictures of my cheerleaders tomorrow!!!!