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Athletics News, December 20

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
December 20, 2019

Team Effort Lifts Varsity Hoops Over Charles River

The boys’ varsity basketball team improved to 1-1 on the season with a hard-fought win over Charles River this week. After taking a six-point lead into the half, the Blue & Gold withstood the visitors’ second half run and held on for a three-point win. As time ticked down, the home team put the ball in Owen Finnerty’s hands and the eighth grade co-captain didn’t disappoint. He netted 4 points within the final minute to seal the deal. Fellow co-captain Owen Khanna also finished strong with nine second half points of his own. Also providing a spark for Belmont Day was Miles Sandoski who was active on both ends of the floor throughout the entire game.

Athletics News

  • Kiki Friedbauer’s late bucket proved the be the game winner as girls’ varsity basketball hung on for a dramatic 30-29 win over Charles River this week. Elizabeth Amaratunga worked hard under the basket all game long.
  • Belmont Day wrestling won 6 of 15 matches against Beaver and Park this week. Ben Rowe won by first period pinfall, while the team’s tri-captains, Xander Lightbody, Evan Seymour, and Theo von Gottberg, all won with first period pins.
  • Sixth grade newcomers Nicky Mattox, Lucy Targum, and Lucy Zhang have been working hard on the volleyball court this winter. The talented trio is excited to begin intramural competition following the winter break.
  • The fencing team selected captains this week with each weapon group being recognized. Ashley Luo will lead the epee crew, and will be joined by Scott Abbott for sabre, and Aviva Pearlmutter-Bearson for foil.

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