Welcome back everyone! The athletic program is now in full swing for the winter season. All of our teams have now reached the stage of competition as our 5th/6th graders began having their first meets and games.
(Note: Even though it is 8 months away, Fall 2020 preseason is already being planned along with the Fall & Winter seasons for 2020-2021. Preseason practices will begin on Monday August 24th. Next week a note detailing the philosophy and requirements of preseason will accompany the weekly update.)
Have a great long weekend!
Girls Varsity Basketball: What a hot streak the team is on! The Girls have opened the 2nd half of the schedule with three wins in a row. The Lions downed Spence 38-30, then Dwight 49-39, and Saint Ann's the following day 25-19. Zola O. '21 and Maris H. '21 were named All-Stars of the win over Spence. This sets up a 1st place tilt this evening at Packer.
Girls JV Basketball: Girls JV Basketball also opened the new year with a 2 game winning streak! The Lions vanquished Spence 38-25 followed by a win over Packer 29-17. The team plays Packer again tonight, this time on the road, before heading off for the long weekend.
Boys Varsity Basketball: The team competed over winter break in the Rye Holiday Classic, going 1-1. After losing to Dalton in the opening round, the boys defeated Masters in the consolation game. Since coming back from the break, the team went on the road for three straight games, defeating Grace Church but losing to Rye and Dwight in hard fought, close contests. Against Grace, 4 players scored in double figures: Elijah B. '22 with 13, Alex J. '21 with 14, Evan W. '21 with 11, and Jason B. '20 with 10. Against Rye, Elijah B. '22 poured in 21, while Alex J. '21 added 13 and Evan W. '21 had 14 before he rolled his ankle. Against Dwight, Elijah B. '22 had 18, Alex J. '21 had 14 and Elliot R. '21 had 20 points for his first big explosion on the Varsity Level. The team has a huge home game tonight against Packer.
JV Boys Basketball: The JV Boys team has continued its roll of looking nearly unstoppable. Twenty-point wins over Grace Church and Dwight kept the team undefeated in league play. The team should be the favorite in every game it plays from now until and including the league championship. A win in tonight's game with Packer could potentially lock up the regular season title.
7/8 Boys Basketball: The 7/8 Boys Basketball teams have been busy since our return for the new year. First the two teams swept a doubleheader over Packer, 40-31 and 41-30. Then the team won a nail-biter at Saint Ann's, 32-28. Saul N. '25 hit a corner jumper as time expired to send the game into overtime. In the overtime period, Michael M. '25 hit the go ahead shot and Jayden H. '25 iced the game with two free throws. The program takes on Friends Seminary at home tonight.
7/8 Girls Basketball: The Girls have had mixed results since returning from the break. The two teams split a doubleheader against Marymount. The White Team then lost to Saint Ann's but scored a ton more points in only their second game. Coaches and players feel like they are ready to break out. The Cardinal Team defeated Hewitt yesterday 24-10 and the program is back in action tonight against Friends Seminary.
5/6 Basketball: The Boys had the first 5/6 match of the season, dropping a fun contest to Packer in the Lincoln Place gym in front of a capacity crowd.
Middle School Swim: Two swim meets since we returned from break have gotten all of our Middle Schoolers into the pool! The 5/6 Girls and 7/8 Girls traveled up to Sacred Heart for a match. The next day all of our middle school Boys and Girls competed against the British International School in the Athletic Center.
Varsity Swimming: The Boys had one meet this week while the Girls competed twice. The Girls dropped two meets on points to Nightingale and Friends Seminary but competed hard. The Boys defeated Friends Seminary.