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Seabury boys lose ‘dogfight’ in Georgi Funtarov’s Seahawks debut

January 8, 2012

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Georgi Funtarov scored 17 points in his Seabury Academy debut, but the Seahawks fell to St. James, 50-38, in high school boys basketball Saturday night at Seabury.

“It was a dogfight,” said Seabury coach Ashley Battles, whose team was tied with St. James 22-all at halftime.

Khadre Lane scored nine points, and Garrett Gillett added eight points for Seabury.

“The best player on the floor for us was Jesse May,” Battles said. “It’s strange. He scored zero points, and the guy he was guarding scored 19 points. But he really guarded him well. He did a great job. He really did.”

May led the Seahawks with 12 rebounds.

On Friday, Seabury (2-4) will host Wichita Word of Life.

“We’re looking forward to that one,” Battles said. “It will be the first time this year we’ve had everyone eligible to play.”

Comments

SVHawk 2 years, 3 months ago

Isnt this BSA team really winless?! I thought they had to forfet all their wins for cheating. That AAU coach of theirs needs to understand there are actually rules in who you can and can not play.

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slider88 2 years, 3 months ago

uniku must have something against BSA and coach battles. I can tell you first hand that this is the most talented team in the city. Talent nor coaching alone can make them a "team". And it is fact the fshs and BSA were to meet in a summer tournament game this past summer and not ONE fshs player/coach/parent showed up. The big schools are afraid to play little brother this year. BSA has scheduled up, playing mostly a 5A scheduled. It will take some time for all the parts to work together.....hopefully before they run out of season to play!

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SVHawk 2 years, 3 months ago

Very poorly coached team. That being said this is probably the most over-hyped team out there. Bunch of kids who are scared of competing thats why they didnt go to LHS or FSHS.

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producer 2 years, 3 months ago

I don't have a dog in the fight, and I can tell you that the hype is well deserved. I was at the Seabury vs St James game and I've seen Freestate and LHS this year.
Despite their record, St James has some talent and is good. St James' losses are to some of the better teams in the area (Miege, Ottawa, Sumner, & Hogan Prep (Hayden is good too). The McCullough kid is also very hard to guard because he just puts his head down and goes. You could tell Seabury was trying to learn how to play together without Diaz and with Funtarov, but it was pretty clear that when Diaz is back they will be one of the most talented teams in Kansas. I talked to a Seabury coach after the game and he said they just weren't ready for the junk defense that was thrown at them.
Right now, I would say FS & LHS play better together because they've been playing together for longer. But I think Seabury has the three best players in the city (with Buffalomeat and Pritchard close behind). Personally - if there is a choice to watch a game between BSA, FS or LHS - I will pick BSA every time this year.

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bballwizard 2 years, 3 months ago

I thought this team was the first or second best team in town

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