Greens Farms Academy sports roundup
Updated 12:28 pm, Monday, December 3, 2012
Girls basketball -- Greens Farms Academy opened the season on Nov. 28 with a 43-24 win over The Gunnery.
After a slow start, the Dragons were able to take a five-point lead heading into halftime behind strong shooting from sophomores Claire Comey and Lisa Johnson. Comey finished the game with eight points, while Johnson had six points, six rebounds and five steals.
In the second half, GFA settled into a groove on both ends of the floor. Senior Meighan Grady put in nine points in the second half and finished the game with 11 points, four rebounds and a pair of steals. Senior Jessica Liu added four points.
Eighth-grader Lexi Kimball, a point guard, scored 13 points and had six rebounds and five steals in her varsity debut.
Wrestling -- GFA had five entrants and one place winner in the Canterbury Invitational on Dec. 1. The Dragons had their best showing at 120 pounds as sophomore Riley Grady finished in second place. At 113 pounds, freshman Cristian Rivera lost a difficult overtime match. Freshman George Garland tallied a first-round win at 145 pounds, but struggled in the later rounds.
The Dragons had two entrants in the 160-pound weight class with senior Brandon Velez and senior Jad Qaddourah. Qaddourah earned a first-round win and Velez went 2-2 on the day, finishing one match from placing.
Girls squash -- The Dragons lost 7-0 to Rye Country Day School in their opener on Nov. 29.
Playing No. 1, sophomore Charlotte Kreitler was unable to bring home a win, but fought hard with many long rallies and close games. Juniors Cole Vanacore, Oliver Taylor, Tia Carson and Rachel Cohen all had strong efforts.