Athletics News, December 14

John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
December 14th, 2018

Varsity Basketball Teams Open the Barn with a Pair of Wins 

The Barn gym opened its doors for interscholastic competition this week and Belmont Day came out swinging. The boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams each took early leads against Waldorf and never looked back. On the boys’ side, Owen Finnerty buried a deep three just seconds into the game, registering the first points ever in the new gym. The Blue & Gold opened up a double-digit lead minutes after that and eventually coasted to a 48-25 win. Owen Khanna and Davin Roy were active on both ends of the floor for the victors. It was a similar story on the girls’ side of the gym, as the Blue & Gold recorded a commanding 21-point win. Elizabeth Amaratunga and Julia Clayton combined for 19 points and Camille DeStefano did a great job handling the ball. Both teams will look to continue their winning ways on the road at Charles River next week.  

Athletics News

  • Henry Monroe provided energy on both the offense and defensive sides of the court during boys’ JV basketball’s loss to Shady Hill this week.
  • Team captains Philippe Pitts and Dylan Skenderian have been quick studies on the wrestling mat and are eager to begin interscholastic competition next week.
  • After jumping out to a 10-0 lead, the girls’ JV basketball team fell to Shady Hill by just two points this week. Kiki Friedbauer led the team in scoring and played great defense.
  • The fencing team defeated BB&N 17-10 in its season opener this week. Newcomer Aviva Pearlmutter-Bearson won all three of her bouts in impressive fashion.
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