GFA roundup: Dragons girls basketball returns to winning ways
Updated 12:56 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Greens Farms Academy girls basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak by winning two games last weekend at Coyle Gym. Last Wednesday GFA bested Millbrook. Two days later, the Dragons topped Westover 57-45.
Against Millbrook, Lexi Kimball tossed in 21 points to lead the Dragons on Wednesday Jan. 18. Kimball also had six rebounds and six assists while recording two steals and two blocks.
Modzelewski hauled down a game-high nine rebounds for the Dragons.
In the win over Westover last Friday, Kimball poured in 29 points to help the Dragons notch a 57-45 win.
Marcus added 12 points while Hannah Kozdeba and Modzelewski added six points each. Litt and Peltier each had two points.
Kimball also ripped down a game-high 13 rebounds to go along with eight assists, six steals, and three blocks. Kozdeba also had six rebounds, while Marcus had six steals and a trio of assists to go with six boards.
Modzelewski added five boards and two blocks.
The Dragons varsity basketball team improved to 9-3 on the season with two wins last week over Rye Country Day School.
At Coyle Gym on Jan. 17, Evan Roteman scored 15 points as the Greens Farms Academy defeated Rye 62-48.
Cole Prowitt-Smith, Sunday Okeke and Bennett Close each added 10 points to the winning effort for the GFA, which improved to 8-3.
Three days later, again against Rye, Roteman and Prowitt-Smith each netted 20 points, leading to a 62-50 victory for GFA.
Okeke added nine points to go along with 20 rebounds, six blocks and five assists. Max Mitchell (Westport) added six points while Mack Muller (Westport) and Close had four and two, respectively. Roteman also had five assists.
Winners against Marvelwood included: Sam Stuart by decision at 106; Arman Ozgen by forfeit at 113, Hans Forland by forfeit at 126, Nick Attai by forfeit at 132 pounds; JC Foster by pin (:48) at 138; Adler Viton by forfeit at 160; and Duncan McGrade by forfeit by 170.
Against Woodhall, where the Dragons raced out to a 27-0 lead, GFA winners included: Foster (by pin, :17) at 138; Kevin Maldenado by decision, 10-6 at 145; Conrad White by pin, (1:40) at 152; McGrade (by forfeit) at 160; Viton (by pin at 4:47) at 172; Stuart (by pin at :30) at 106; Attai (by forfeit) at 126; and Forland (by pin at 3:21) at 132.
Last Saturday, GFA traveled to the Brunswick Invitational with mixed results. Forland bounced back after a late score put him in the semifinals against a familiar foe from Brunswick. Forland won 6-2 and took third place at the 126 lb. weight class.
Stuart and Foster also had strong showings, wrestling back to third place after tough semifinal losses. Stuart defeated Peter Casey of Long Island Lutheran 7-1 and Foster received a forfeit in the consolation finals.
The Dragons return to action this Friday against cross-town rival Staples High School in this year's inaugural Town Crown.
The girls foil squad fenced in a regular match format against Prospect and North Haven. Against Prospect, they narrowly lost 4-5. Junior Caroline Telesz ended the round 2-1 and scored 13 points. Sophomore Amy Petschek went 2-1 and scored 14 points. Against North Haven, the girls foil team lost 0-9. Telesz and Petschek both went 0-3 with Petschek scoring two points.
The girls saber squad fenced a round robin against North Haven. Senior captain Shira Friedson went 2-2, and scored a total of 13 points. Sophomore Hannah Calzone ended the round 1-3, and scored a total of 11 points.
The boys foil squad fenced a 10-person round robin against North Haven and Prospect. Sophomore Willem Schuddeboom went 2-7, including one bout won by default, and scored a total of 27 points. Freshman Zach Rothwell finished 5-4, including one win by default. Rothwell scored a total of 33 points.
The boys epee squad took on Prospect and North Haven in the regular match format. Facing North Haven, they won 5-4. Senior captain Luke Duffy went 3-0, and scored 15 points. Junior captain Teddy Gartland ended the round 2-1, and scored a total of 12 points. The boys epee squad lost three bouts default, due to missing the third required fencer. Against Prospect, they lost 8-1. Gartland went 0-3 and scored 6 points. Duffy went 1-2 and scored 13 points.
The boys saber also fenced a five-person round robin against North Haven. Sophomore Alex Galik finished the round robin 0-4, with a total of 6 points scored.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, GFA fell to Canterbury 5-2. Katie Mackle and Ellen Burbank both earned 3-1 victories at each end of the lineup, while Charlotte Cohen (Westport) lost a 3-2 heartbreaker. Mackle won 11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 12-10 while Burbank won 10-12, 11-5, 11-3, 11-3.
Later in the week, the Dragons played a tough match at home against the Masters School, losing 5-2. Sophomore Lucy Holzinger (Westport) played at the five spot, winning her match in three short games (11-2, 11-6, 11-8). Burbank also dispatched her opponent in three games (11-4, 11-2, 11-5).
Sophomore Kyra Lerner (Westport) played as the eight seed, defeating her opponent in two games out of three (11-2, 11-2).
The GFA boys varsity squash challenged the Masters School, winning 4-3.
Sophomore Jack Soper played the deciding match at the three spot, dispatching his opponent in three games (11-8, 11-5, 11-5). Sophomore Andy McIlvaine won a tight five-game match (11-13, 11-6, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6). Sophomores Marshall Bessey and Giani Panariello (Westport) both won their matches in three games (12-10, 11-6, 11-6 and 11-5, 11-6, 11-3).
Then on Thursday, Jan. 21, Dragons challenged New Canaan Country School team, falling 4-3.
Soper played the deciding match for the second day in a row but lost in a nail-biting five gamer (9-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-3, 10-12).
Junior Jeb Rooney also played a close match but lost in four (11-13, 11-8, 8-11, 8-11).
Both junior captains, Duda Voldman and John Selkowitz dispatched their opponents in three games (11-9, 11-7, 11-9 and 13-11, 11-9, 11-9).