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Athletics Update: Boys’ Varsity Hoops Runs Down Shady Hill

John O’Neill, director of athletics
January 13, 2023

The boys’ varsity basketball team traveled to Cambridge this week for an early season showdown against friendly rival Shady Hill. From the opening tip, it was clear that Belmont Day came to play. The Blue & Gold jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead thanks to a tenacious full-court press and never looked back. Seventh grader Kaden Flummerfelt was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time this season and helped set the tone with his aggressive play, leading the team into a commanding 21-10 lead at the half. Nebiyou Elias also joined the starting five for the first time and maintained a physical presence in the paint on both ends of the court. The second half proved to be more of the same and Belmont Day spurred a late push by Shady Hill to hold on for a 39-32 win. Andrew Green led all scorers with 19 points, while Rami Flummerfelt chipped in with a double-double (13 points – 11 rebounds). The team will bring a 2-1 record back home next week when they square off against LCA.

  • A trio of sixth graders shined during girls’ JV basketball’s commanding win over Shady Hill. Laurice Bandar was the game’s leading scorer. Claire Huang played excellent D, and Samantha Cuming provided the energy and hustle.
  • The wrestling team had a successful home opener this week against RL and LCA. Highlights of the meet included Caleb Frehywot’s two pins, Jun Murakami’s two victories, Ken MacDougall’s tight win, and Quinn Clark’s third-period pin.
  • Fencing took home a win in all three weapons against ISB this week. Team captains Sebastian Colberg, Zach Cash, and Gabriel Burd did an excellent job leading their blade groups, while newcomer Hugue Marsan won all three of his bouts.
  • Anurag Mujumdar (down low) and Foster Larabee (up top) combined for excellent defense during boys’ JV basketball’s 33-15 win over Shady Hill. Rhys Kaplan and Yaseen Saeed chipped in with positive plays on the offensive end.
  • After a promising start for girls’ varsity basketball, the offense went cold, and Shady Hill emerged with a 9-point win. Avery Schneider left it all on the court, playing tough on both ends of the court, and Sara Colangelo was strong off the bench.
  • Volleyball had another solid week of practice heading into the break. Isadora Eiref, Kali Owens-Schwartz, Clive Sutton, and August Wilmot have all improved tremendously over the course of the first three weeks.
  • PEAK headed off campus to the Boston Bouldering Project this week. Lucy Walther and Julia Street scooted right to the top of the auto-belay, and Griffin Targum was committed to accomplishing a new route on the bouldering wall.
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