McCallum in town
Beverly Hills resident and Detroit Country Day graduate Ray McCallum returned to his hometown Jan. 4.
The second-year point guard was in town with his Sacramento Kings to take on the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons defeated the Kings, 114-95, to win their fifth straight game.
However, McCallum had a strong outing for the Kings off the bench with 10 points by canning 5-of-6 field-goal attempts. The 6-foot-3 former all-state guard at DCD also finished with two rebounds, one assist and one steal.
McCallum scored seven points against Detroit in their first meeting, Dec. 13 at Sacramento. The teams are not scheduled to play again this season.
For the season, McCallum, 23, has appeared in 21 of Sacramento’s 34 games. He is averaging just over 13 minutes and 3.9 points per game. McCallum is shooting 20.8 percent from 3-point land and 66.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Birmingham Brother Rice seniors Mac Hendry and Bo Pickens have decided on where they plan to attend college.
Hendry recently committed to play football next year at the University of Chicago. The 6-foot-1, 265-pound guard was a two-year starter who contributed to Rice’s 33-game winning streak which spanned three seasons.
“I feel extremely blessed and fortunate to be able to continue playing football for another four years at the next level,” Hendry said. “Ever since I started researching schools in my sophomore year, I knew I wanted to go to a school with excellent academics and reputation. The combination of a top five school in the country, 10 minutes from the center of downtown Chicago and the opportunity to play football is an offer I couldn’t pass up.”
Brother Rice head coach David Sofran said Hendry “was a staple in an offensive line that broke state and school records in 2013 and 2014. He is a hard-working student-athlete that will excel at the next level both on and off the field. We are excited about his potential to develop at the University of Chicago.”
Pickens will play lacrosse at the University of Detroit Mercy.
The 5-foot-9, 185-pound defensive midfielder is a three-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse. He’s helped lead the Warriors to three consecutive Division 1 state championships and three Catholic League championships.
Pickens also played football and earned two varsity letters on the gridiron. He was a member of Rice’s 2013 Division 2 state championship football team.
The Renaissance Fencing Club hosted its first New Year’s Resolution Open on Jan. 1.
Five events were held, with fencers of all ages and experience participating.
Following are the results:
OPEN EPEE: 1. Mike Harm; 2. William Schaefer; 3. Alyssa Hirsch
OPEN SABRE: 1. Wiley Dressel; 2. Wyatt Dressel; 3. (tie) Chadwick Kerr, Beth Vance
OPEN FOIL: 1. Anatolie Senic; 2. Zack Kaiser; 3. (tie) Tony Kosla, Justine Banbury
10-12 FOIL: 1. Sammy F.; 2. Miranda F.; 3. (tie) Annie H., Sophia H.