The Dragons fell 71-49 in the finals of the BCDS Holiday Hoops Tournament in Brookline, Mass. despite 18 points and 11 rebounds from senior forward Sean Obi. Guard Hunter Eggers and Pat Ryan--both seniors--had 15 and 10 points, respectively.
Playing with only six eligible players on Friday, GFA outran Dexter 76-32. Senior Van Barnet sparked the second half with a tough defensive performance on Dexter's top scoring threat. Eggers scored 25, while sophomore Zack Baines and Obi dominated the paint with 12 points and 11 rebounds, respectively. Junior Matt Tate added 11 assists and eight steals.
The Dragons also defeated two-time defending FAA champion Hamden Hall 86-61 on Dec. 11. Ryan led all scorers with 25 points, while Eggers had 21. Obi added 17 points and Baines scored 16.
Girls basketball -- The Dragons went 1-2 last week and fell in the finals of the St. Luke's Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
GFA lost to King 35-27 on Dec. 10. Kimball had 11 points, four assists and a pair of steals as the Dragons failed to rally late. Grady and Jessica Liu scored seven points apiece.
Boys squash -- GFA fell to 1-2 on the season with a 7-0 loss to Hopkins School on Dec. 12. Seniors Spencer Hartig and Rashad Nimr, freshman Jack Mackle and senior Reid Manning played strong despite falling to Hopkins, which has three nationally-ranked players.
The Dragons defeated King 6-1 on Dec. 10.
Wrestling -- Six GFA wrestlers placed in the top four of their respective weight classes at the Shelton Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
At 120 pounds, sophomore Riley Grady wrestled his way to the tournament final, where he lost and finished in second. Sophomore Kourosh Saghri took third place at 126 pounds, while sophomore Jad Qaddourah also placed third at 170 pounds. Freshman Cristian Rivera earned fourth place at 113 pounds.