January 30 – Winter sports continued this week. Here’s the run-down, with contributions from Upper Campus sports writer Olivia Brown (L16):
This week has been jam-packed with basketball games for both the girls and the boys teams. Last Wednesday, both teams played against Besant Hill. Unfortunately, the girls lost. But the boys swept the win with a final score of 54-28. Junior Bob Chen (L17) and senior Aaron Wolf (L16) played a great game with multiple shots and impressive assists.
Last Friday, Thacher hosted the OVS teams in the evening for non-league games. With roaring crowds and excitement in the air, both teams displayed excellent skills and ended up winning their matches. The boys team took the win with a 34-32 final score. The players all worked well together with great assists and good defensive plays. Freshman Ethan Nash took the game-winning shot resulting in a two-point lead. Following the boys, the girls had an exciting game, leading to their first win of the season. The game displayed exceptional performances from junior Kanna Terumuna and a season-high from senior Stephany Nostrant (L16), scoring 17 points.
On Saturday, the teams were excited to host Dunn for final matchups of the season against the school. The girls team had a nail-biting performance and took the win in the final quarter with a 30-27 sweep. Despite not ending up with a win, the boys also displayed impressive skills.
Yesterday, both teams traveled to Midland School to play in the afternoon. The girls continued their winning streak, earning their third win. With a final score of 37-17, the girls had a great game with remarkable defense from sophomore Kyla Pinchassi and a career-high of 16 points from sophomore Eva Gueguen.
The boys swept the win against Midland with a 48-8 defeat. Aaron Wolf scored the most with 12 points, including a beautiful slam dunk. The team worked together, playing tough defense and having impressive assists.
The basketball season ends in two weeks but the schedule remains full. The next game for the girls is against Garden Street Academy this Friday at 7 p.m. while the boys will be hosted by Thacher once again at 5 p.m.
Girls and Boys Soccer
The girls team took a 7-1 win over Oak Grove last week with goals from freshman Piper Snowber, junior Zela Henderson, senior Margo Eramova (L16) and senior Claire Alexander as well as a hat trick from senior Avery Colborn (L16). From start to finish, the girls worked hard together and showed great teamwork. Senior Caspian Ellis (L16) had great passes and sophomore Catie Jo Larkin (L18) displayed great defensive work, with the team having one of its best showings of the season. Last week, the girls played down a player in an away game also at Oak Grove and pulled out an impressive 5-0 win. The girls lost 0-2 on Saturday against Thacher at the Upper Campus Dok Smith Field.
The boys soccer team also played at Oak Grove and triumphed with a 16-2 win. With multiple first-time goals from many of the players, the boys worked together and displayed great teamwork. Senior Sebastian Wayman-Dalo (L16) scored his first goal of the season after receiving an admirable pass from freshman Eiki Fukuyama. The boys won their game against Midland on Saturday.