Athletics Update: Varsity Fencing Stays Perfect

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
January 26, 2024

The varsity fencing team improved their record to 4-0 on the season following a commanding 23-4 win against BB&N this week. In an afternoon full of highlights, Coach Solomon noted the strong footwork of Jonathan Laipson and Vatche Balikan en route to a pair of sabre wins. In addition, sixth grade standout Aman Singleton continued his impressive rookie campaign with three dominant epee wins, only allowing one touch. The team will put their undefeated record on the line when they host Shady Hill next week.

  • Sara Colangelo poured in 22 points and Liv Dawson collected 8 boards during girls’ varsity basketball’s big win over SSDS. The win propelled the team to a 4-0 record on the season.
  • The boys’ varsity basketball team overcame a halftime deficit to topple SSDS thanks to lockdown defense by Kaden Flummerfelt and spirited play from Rhys Kaplan.
  • Samantha Cuming and Sophie Cutie combined for 24 points during girls’ JV basketball’s 31-22 win over DCD. Kalkidan Shiferaw played solid D. The team is now 5-0 on the season.
  • The intramural basketball program has received steady contributions from sixth graders Eyan Morales and Lee Piechota who have been working hard to improve their game.
  • Eva Peregudov and Lucie Mora have been great additions to the fencing program as consistent contributors to the junior varsity squad. Both are doing a great job with their technique.
  • Wyatt Baker earned a formidable major decision win during wrestling’s quad meet this week. Altay Jomazer and Quinn Clark also had notable wins for Belmont Day.
  • Noor Khan, Isla Smith, and Julia Street had a great week on the badminton courts. The trio brought a joyful approach to athletics and competed with class during the intramural tournament.
  • Noah Yang and Pippa Ellner have been great ambassadors for Belmont Day during the climbing team’s weekly trips to Boston Bouldering Project. Both athletes have impressed on the wall.

Courtside Report: A Special Sports Update

Boys’ JV Baseketball Seals the Deal Against DCD 

The boys’ JV basketball team defeated Dedham Country Day (DCD) with a final score of 32-27. The score may look close, but Belmont Day led for the entire game, at most by 16 points. Seventh grader Zeke Fine forced multiple steals and made shots on fast breaks. He was also big off the boards, pulling in a ton of rebounds and putting the balls back up for points. Fine’s classmate Calum Dunbar had a huge block to seal the game away while eighth grader Charlie Rossi also made a key bucket and rebounds down the stretch. BDS played aggressive defense, getting to the ball with diving attempts by players including sixth grader Clark Rutherford and seventh grader Ben Fleming. The Blue & Gold also did a fantastic job pressuring DCD’s players on defense with tough coverage from sixth grade duo Deniz Kas and Murilo Santos. In the final minutes, DCD’s impressive back-to-back 3s got them back into the game but BDS hung on for the W. This was the boys’ JV team’s first win at home after dropping their last two games in the Barn, each by just one point in heartbreaking fashion. This was a great showing for the boys’ JV as they improved to 3-2 on their season.

– Suryavir Nallari-Jhala, sixth grader and basketball correspondent

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