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Athletics News, January 18

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
January 18, 2019

Balanced Attack Leads Girls’ JV Hoops to Win over Meadowbrook

After a trio of hard-fought losses to begin the season, the girls’ JV basketball team finally got into the win column this week with a commanding 36-11 win over Meadowbrook at home. Coach Andy Rentschler was proud of his team’s performance, noting that it was a “breakout game for the team as a whole.” Belmont Day excelled in all aspects of the game and received contributions up and down their talented line-up. Seventh grade classmates Lynn Lewis (eight points) and Kiki Friedbauer (seven points) led all scorers while sixth grade classmates Kenna Schneider and Amanie Yusef logged the most minutes of their seasons and contributed on both ends of the floor. The team will look to continue their winning ways next week when they travel to Rashi.

Athletics News

  • First-year player Cody Casanave has shined on the badminton court this winter thanks to his quick feet and strong hand-eye. Dana Chang has also impressed with her solid doubles play.  
  • Volleyball’s gold squad took two of three matches this week. Elena Ferrari had a strong afternoon at the net, while Lena Cantor made some productive plays offensively for the team.
  • The fencing team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 16-11 win over ISB. Ronan Mullan and Anni Taylor each had impressive wins. Henry Buckley-Jones won all three of his bouts.
  • Miles Sandoski and Owen Khanna had their best games of the season during boys’ varsity’s lopsided 61-33 win over LCA. The victory improved the team’s record to 4-0 this winter.
  • The girls’ varsity team outlasted LCA 22-15 at home this week. Margot Klug was terrific defensively and Camille DeStefano led all scorers with a game-high 10 points.
  • Boys’ JV beat Meadowbrook 34-9 and lost to CFS 45-33. Yareh Constant (seven rebounds) and Aaron Radke (eight points) shined in the win, while Zephy Borisy (six steals) helped the team stay close in the loss.
  • Belmont Day wrestled well at Fenn this week, winning 4 of 13 matches. Evan Seymour was very strong against a skilled opponent. Theo von Gottberg claimed two wins for the second meet in a row.

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