Msgr. Donovan Avenges Earlier Loss To Weber
Published: December 18, 2008
Monsignor Donovan High School’s Coach Jeremy Elliott, sixth from left, addresses the girls team during a time out in the Dec. 9 road game against The Weber School, Atlanta. Looking on are Eric Fears, far left, Monsignor Donovan strength and conditioning coach, and Chris Pope, junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant. (Photos by Michael Alexander)
ATLANTA—After losing to The Weber School just eight days earlier by four points on their home court, the Monsignor Donovan High School boys varsity team traveled to Atlanta and defeated the same opponent 55-42, Dec. 9. It was Monsignor Donovan’s first win on the road, ending a seven-game slide.
Both teams were tied at halftime, 20-20. Monsignor Donovan held a slim lead, 36-34, at the end of the third period. With 1:10 remaining in the game, Monsignor Donovan led 48-42. Then the team went on a 7-0 run to seal the victory. Monsignor Donovan had three players score in double figures—senior center Ben Waldron (19 pts.), junior forward Kenny Mannakulathil (17 pts.) and junior guard Luke Brackman (11 pts.).
Monsignor Donovan currently has a two-game winning streak after defeating Westminster Christian Academy of Watkinsville 52-46, Dec. 12. Monsignor Donovan will face Nathanael Greene Academy of Siloam at home on Thursday, Dec. 18.
Monsignor Donovan guard Luke Brackman shoots and makes the front end of a one and one as the Dec. 9 game winds down in the closing minutes. Brackman finished with 11 points.
Monsignor Donovan High School center Ben Waldron, right, and Uri Pearl, left, a guard for The Weber School, dive on the floor for a loose ball. Each player led his respective team with 19 points during the Dec. 9 game in which Monsignor Donovan defeated The Weber School 55-42.