Hoosac's McLean Recently Featured on FOX Television
Hoosac's Unique McLean was recently featured on Fox Television, Albany, NY:
Hoosac Repeats as NEPSAC Class D Champions!
On Sunday March 3rd at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts the Owls hosted #2 seed Chase Collegiate of Waterbury, CT trying to repeat as NEPSAC Class D Champions. The game was a physical up-tempo contest that had Hoosac shooting free throws early and often. However, with a slim lead at 29-24 to start the second half, Hoosac came out with a strong Man-to-Man defense that kept Chase off stride for much of the remainder of the game and Hoosac’s patient team offense provided open lay-ups from the big men, Damani Guscott and Blair Manners. “The guards did a great job driving the baseline and passing off to the big men when the defense collapsed.” said Coach Foster. Sophomore Jabari Noel had a great game, providing crucial breaks to the basket that resulted in either an easy layup or a solid assist. Trevor Farrell of Shaftsbury, VT, who missed the Semifinal with strep throat, provided three key assists in his time coming off the bench. Guscott and Manners also displayed their adeptness at blocking shots as well, turning back shots before they got above the rim. Chase seemed determined not to let McLean get going with any spectacular dunks by literally grabbing him rather than let him get a breakaway. Eventually, later in the game McLean had a thunderous “Tomahawk” that brought the Hoosac Fans to their feet and seemed to seal the deal for the Owls. It was Gregg Braithwaite again providing the grit under the basket with rebounds and put backs as well as outright hustle all over the court. It seemed that whenever Chase mishandled the ball for even a second, Braithwaite was there to take it away. By the time the clock had expired and the fans had finished singing the school ode, the score was 62-49 in favor of Hoosac. Unique McLean earned game MVP honors. Co-captain Blair Manners accepted the NEPSAC Class D Championship Trophy on behalf of the School.
Brewster Basketball: 2013 Class AAA Champions!
On Sunday night the Boys' Varsity A Basketball team captured the NEPSAC AAA crown in front of a packed house at Endicott College. Brewster got to the finals by defeating Bridgeton in the first round and knocked off #2 seed Northfield Mount Hermon in the semifinal to set the stage for showdown with #1 St. Thomas Moore. St. Thomas started off hot jumping out to a nine point lead midway through the first half but the Bobcats turned up the pressure on the defensive end cuting the lead to three at the half. The second frame was as good as expected as both teams came out with elevated intensity. As they have done all year,Brewster relied on their defense to gain control of the tempo and force the game into overtime. Coach Smith's squad demonstrated their physical and mental toughness in the OT as they were down five with under three minutes to play and clawed their way back to a dramatic finish, winning 77-75.
Brewster Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
In conjunction with National Signing Day on November 14, seven student athletes from Brewster Academy have made commitments to join the sports teams of colleges and universities around the nation next fall.
Basketball player John Edwards has committed to the University of New Hampshire while Elijah Macon will play for the University of West Virginia. Ron Patterson will play for Syracuse University and Kyle Washington has committed to North Carolina State.
Hoosac School Wins 2012 NEPSAC Class D Basketball Championship!
The Hoosac boys’ basketball team defeated The MacDuffie School on Sunday in the New England Prep School Athletic Council Championship Game 64-57.
Hoosac, seeded third in the 8-team tournament, breezed by Chase Collegiate of Waterbury, CT in the Quarterfinals on Thursday 80-53 and fought off the second seeded Bancroft School of Worcester, MA in the Semifinal on Friday 57-47 to reach Sunday’s final against #1 seed and undefeated in Class D, MacDuffie School.
Salisbury School Claims First New England Class A Basketball Championship
Knights Down Choate, 72-60, for 1st New England Title
Frazier Selected Most Outstanding, McCullough Nets 26
Beverly, MA – It took one hundred eleven years and five trips to the championship game, but Salisbury School can finally claim its first New England Class A Basketball Championship. Behind 26 points from sophomore Chris McCullough and a heady floor game by senior point guard Ryan Frazier, the Crimson Knights outscored Choate Rosemary Hall, 72-60, to avenge last year’s 25-point loss to the Wild Boars in the tournament final.
St. Mark's Crowned 2012 New England Class AA Champions
Coach Lubick Picks Up 300th Win During Championship Run
March 5, 2012
With an exciting 59-53 victory over defending N.E. champion Tilton at Endicott College on Sunday, the St. Mark's Boys' Varsity Basketball team became NEPSAC Class AA champions: their first New England title since the 2009 season. The win was the 301st of coach David Lubick's St. Mark's career. He collected number 300 in the semi-final round, 60-56 against St. Andrews. The Lions began their run for the title with a 72-62 quarterfinal win over Kimball Union, featuring 25 points from team MVP Nik Stauskas '12 and another 23 from ISL MVP Kaleb Tarczewsk '12.
Brothers Excel in Football and Basketball at St. George's School
Click here to read The Newport Daily News article on brothers Jaleel Wheeler and Tyshon Henderson from St. George's School.
2010-2011 NEPSAC Boys' Basketball All Star Teams
Player of the Year: Naadir Thaarpe - Brewster Academy
Naadir Tharpe - Brewster Academy
Jordan Laguerre - New Hampton
Andre Drummond - Saint Thomas More
Aaron Crosby - Northfield Mount Hermon
JaKarr Sampson - Brewster Academy
Damion Lee - Saint Thomas More
Kristian Smith - Maine Central Institute
Maurice Harkless - South Kent
Nemanja Djurisic - South Kent
Hamden Hall Boys' Basketball - 2011 New England Class C Champs!
Hamden Hall won the NEPSAC New England Class C Tournament championship on Sunday, defeating St. Luke's 66-50 at Worcester Academy. Having split four games over the course of the season with the Storm, including a loss at home in the FAA tournament final, the Hornets immediately set out to prove they were indeed #1. With a terrific defensive effort, HH held Luke's to their lowest point total of the season. Balanced scoring - inside and outside, half court and fast break - provided the Hornets with a solid lead throughout most of the game, with six players scoring 8 or more points. When Luke's closed the gap to 4 points with 8 minutes to go, the crowd sensed the game was about to turn. But it was the Hornets who turned up the tempo, led by the stellar work of Greg Brown, who was tenacious on the defensive end, and made key drives downcourt as well, including a clutch steal that swung the momentum permanently to the Hornets. Victor Joshua was named tournament MVP, but the Hornets' run to the title involved great performances by every team member!