Beaver Country Day School Wins 2013 NEPSAC Class C Championship!
The Beaver Country Day School Varsity Girls Basketball team capped off an extraordinary year with a NEPSAC Class C Championship. The team's final victory against Kimball Union, 52-33, at Loomis Chaffee, secured its undefeated season with a 25-0 record. KUA battled until the end when Beaver closed out the win on NEPSAC's "Super Sunday".
Hamden Hall Captures 2013 Class D Championship!
Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team on their 43-38 victory over Lexington Christian Academy in the New England tournament championship final. On Friday night, the Hornets had defeated Southfield School in a hotly contested game 53-50, and in doing so, avenged last year's loss to Southfield in the final. The Hornets then set their sites on #2 seed Lexington Christian Academy for the final showdown on Sunday at Loomis in Windsor. Two years ago, the teams had squared off in the tournament semifinal, and the Hornets had come up short; so, like the Southfield game, this would be another chance for a payback. The Hornets tamed the Lions' attack in the opening frame, limiting LCA to just 11 first half points and grabbed a 10 point lead. The second half was much closer, as LCA cut the lead in half. However, Hornets kept finding ways to grind out the win. Senior captain, Krystina Reynolds scored 14 points, handed off seven assists and grabbed seven steals as well to earn MVP of the final. Rachel Plotke also scored 14 including three 3 pointers. Freshman Rachel Menze had a strong game down low, and chipped in 9 points; and Bianca Tomassini added 6 more to complete the scoring. Kaila DeFrancesco, Alyssa Devin, and Angelina Raffone were also solid at both ends of the court, limiting the productivity of the LCA guards.
2012-2013 NEPSAC Girls' Basketball All-Star Team Announced
for the 2012-2013 NEPSAC Girls' Basketball All-Star team. The schedule for this year's All-Star games being played on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Loomis--Chaffee School is:
Class D/E 12:30 PM (Erickson Gymnasium)
Class A 2:00 PM (Erickson Gymnasium)
Class C 3:30 PM (Erickson Gymnasium)
Class B 5:00 PM (Erickson Gymnasium)
From Red Wing to Eagle: Daley '13 Commits to Boston College Basketball
Basketball powerhouse Emilee Daley ’13 has been a driving force behind Rivers’ success on the court for the past two years, and she’s gearing up for the upcoming season in just a few weeks. Although this will mark her third and final season as a Red Wing, Daley is set to continue playing the sport she loves on the college level and has officially committed to play Division I basketball for Boston College in 2013. She said she chose the school for its competitive academics and because it’s close enough to home that her two biggest fans—her parents—can cheer her on as much as possible.
The Governor's Academy's Kat Fogarty '13 Joins 1,000 Point Club
Congratulations to Katharine Fogarty ’13 for scoring her 1,000 point as a member of The Governor’s Academy girls basketball team! Kat scored her 1,000 point in the final minute of the Govs recent game against the New Hampton School. Senior Ceci Reyes got the assist on the shot, while senior Katie O’Book set a screen to get Kat open allowing her to score.
Senior Captain Tayra Melendez scored her 1,000th career point as a Rivers Red Wing in Monday’s game against St. George’s
Tayra Melendez ’12 Scores Her 1,000th Career Point as a Rivers Red Wing
As the Rivers girls' varsity basketball team added yet another win to an already outstanding season, it was far from business as usual in Benson Gymnasium on Monday evening. Spectators stirred with excitement from the outset as senior captain Tayra Melendez ’12 edged closer to scoring her 1,000th point as a Red Wing.
Unbeknownst to her, Melendez took the floor at the start of the game against St. George's with just 13 points to go before reaching the milestone. By the end of the first half, she had contributed nine points to Rivers’ 45-13 lead, just one basket away from netting her 1,000th career point.
Rivers Girls' Basketball Crowned 2012 Class B New England Champions - Third Championship in Four Years
In a team effort that truly gave meaning to the phrase “saving the best for last,” the Rivers girls’ varsity basketball team beat the Tilton School 60-42 for the NEPSAC championship title Sunday.
At the end of a competitive first half, Rivers led by three points and Tilton had remained within five points of the lead all game. The Red Wings came out strong in the second half, however, and took control of the game to gradually build up a comfortable lead.
Marianapolis Girls' Basketball Wins 2012 NEPSAC Class C Championship Title!
When the SENE championship game did not end quite as they had hoped, Marianapolis’ Lady Knights could have lost the momentum that had carried them through a successful basketball season. But this year’s squad was unlike any seen by Marianapolis in years. The girls rebounded like never before, rallying to win the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class C Championship on Sunday.
Going into the tournament, the MPS team was ranked number three in New England. The girls began tournament play on a high note, defeating the Canterbury School with a score of 81-68. Melanie Mills had a team-high of 18 points and Sara Morrow added 16 points. Sydney Latour and Jill Bodreau contributed 13 points each.
Tilton School Varsity Girls' Basketball Wins 2011 NEPSAC Class C Championship
Team avenges overtime loss in 2010 finals
Tilton, N.H. - Tilton School's basketball program captured a pair of New England Prep School Athletic Council Championships with two convincing victories on Sunday afternoon.
The varsity girls' basketball team earned its first NEPSAC title since 2007 with a 65-56 win over Lincoln School. The Rams were led by junior captain Daisy Jordan (28 points, 12 rebounds), junior captain Kaley Marston (15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals) and sophomore Alex Cohen (13 points, 6 rebounds). Jordan, who scored 23 of her 28 points in the first half, was also named tournament MVP. It was the first NEPSAC Championship win for second-year Head Coach Tara Brisson, whose Rams avenged last seasons overtime loss in the Class C finals. The team concludes the season at 23-2, a record which included several wins against Class A and B basketball opponents.
Rivers Girls' Basketball: 2011 NEPSAC Class B Champions!
Rivers had a highly successful postseason this winter, with girls’ basketball, girls’ ice hockey and boys’ basketball all earning NEPSAC tournament bids last week and girls’ basketball winning the 2011 Class B Tournament on Sunday. Girls’ ice hockey reached the finals of their tournament, while boys’ basketball made it to the quarterfinals.