Tigers Grab Top Spot Among Division III Basketball Teams

Tigers Grab Top Spot Among Division III Basketball Teams

January 9, 2019

"Sugar Bowl Tourney Finish Gives Dunham Acclaim Among Solid Group Of Boys Teams  Excerpt by Robin Fambrough, The Advocate| January 8, 2018

Finding it hard to figure out just who the top boys basketball teams are? You are not alone. A group of teams are bunched together at the top.

By virtue of The Dunham School’s runner-up finish in the national bracket of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic held last week at the Alario Center,  the Tigers get that spot ... at least for now.

“We definitely deserve to be in that conversation,” Dunham coach Jonathan Pixley said. “I know there are others, like Scotlandville, which got their first loss. And they beat us. Madison Prep has a young group and it has come along quickly. And Jehovah-Jireh is there too along with Walker.”

“The thing I like about us is the balance. We only play six, so we don’t have as much depth as some teams. But we have four averaging in double figures.”

The big surprise for most people is that 6-foot-5 senior Jordan Wright is not the leading scorer for the Tigers (17-3). Sophomore Carlos Stewart (6-0) is averaging 21 points per game after sitting out last year as a freshman because he lives outside the school’s attendance zone. Wright is at 18.0 and has become more of a facilitator. Salle Wilson (14.3) and Ralph Davenport (13.0) are the other leaders for the defending Division III champions.

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Advocate photo by Sophia Germer

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