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Weekly Athletic Update – Upper School and Middle School (2/14/20)

This is Championship week for our Upper School Sports teams, while Middle School wraps up their final games next week. NYSAIS State Tournament games take place next week as well, for those Berkeley Carroll Teams that qualify. As we approach the Spring Season and you are making summer plans as a family, keep in mind the summer preseason schedule.

Middle School Swimming: The Middle School Swim team wrapped up its season this week with two meets at home against Brooklyn Friends and the British International School. The 7/8 Girls also traveled to Sacred Heart for their invitational meet.

Varsity Swimming: This is the time of the year when our Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls Swim Teams compete in the Championships of their leagues. Last week, our boys and girls headed to Lehman College where a number of personal records and one school record was set. Michael M. '23, Zeb S. '23, Alex R. '22, and Youssef E. '21 set a personal best in the Medley Relay. Alex R. '22, Zeb S. '23, Laurence N. '23, and Michael M. '23 set a personal record in the 400 Free Relay. Michael M. '23 set a personal record in the 100M Backstroke. Alex R. '22, Youssef E. '21, Laurence N. '23, and Michael M. '23 set a school record in 200 Freestyle Relay.

Today our girls will compete in their second league championship with the AAIS at Asphalt Green.

JV Boys Basketball: JV Boys Basketball finished the season with a decisive victory over Grace Church last Friday night and earned a bye into Wednesday's Semi Finals as the #1 seed. A 30 point victory over SIA on Wednesday means the team plays at home in the Championship on Friday. The 4:00pm start is a rematch of last year's title game against Friends Seminary.

Varsity Boys Basketball: Varsity Boys Basketball finally got healthy for the first time in almost two months and boy did it show. The team had 4 games this week and played well in all of them. First up was state ranked Poly Prep where the team finally succumbed in the final seconds. Then a blow out of Grace Church on Senior Night when we said goodbye and thank you to George H. '20, Ben S. '20, Jason B. '20, and Justin W. '20. That was followed by a romp over SIA in the quarter finals of the playoffs. In their two match-ups this year, SIA had won by 2 in overtime and 3 in regulation. But a BC team at full strength scored the first ten points of the game, had an 18 point halftime lead and won convincingly by 9. In the Semi's, BC was matched with another state ranked team in Dwight and fell 54-42 in a defensive struggle. The team now waits to see if they earned a bid in the NYSAIS State Tournament.

JV Girls Basketball: JV Girls Basketball finished its most successful season in history at BC. They dropped their last two games to Marymount and Chapin but both were close and hard-fought. Coach Gunning and Coach O'Regan were so proud of their players and happy with how the season played out.

Varsity Girls Basketball: Varsity Girls Basketball said goodbye and thank you this week to seniors Malle S. '20, Cassie S. '20, Nicole N. '20, and Sierra M.-C. '20. The team went into Wednesday's ACIS semifinal off of two great days of practice and played great defense. Sadly, they too dropped a defensive struggle 39-32 to Friends Seminary. The team now waits to hear if they earned a bid in the NYSAIS State Tournament.

7/8 Boys Basketball: The 7/8 Boys Team defeated Friends Seminary in the first round of the Grace Church Invitational. This set up a match up with powerhouse St. David's in the championship game. The team played a great game but came up short.

5/6 Basketball: Both the boys and girls had unique doubleheaders with Grace Church this week. Boys traveled to Grace while we hosted the Girls at BC. 5th graders played first in both gyms, followed by 6th graders. Tons of fun for all involved!