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Greens Farms Academy sports roundup

Updated 11:32 am, Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Greens Farms Academy's Sean Obi takes a shot during Thursday's game at King on January 10, 2013. Photo: Lindsay Perry / Stamford Advocate
    Greens Farms Academy's Sean Obi takes a shot during Thursday's game at King on January 10, 2013. Photo: Lindsay Perry

 

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Girls squash -- Despite a strong showing to open the new year, Greens Farms Academy fell short against Rye High, 4-3 on Jan. 9.

Sophomore Charlotte Kreitler and freshman Avery Vanacore, playing No. 1 and No. 7 respectively, both won their matches in straight games. Junior Rachel Cohen, playing No. 6, won her match 3-1. Senior Leah Jennings played tough -- keeping the ball tight to the walls and deep in the corners -- but lost in five sets.

The Dragons faced Greenwich Academy on Jan. 10 and lost 7-0.

Boys squash -- The Dragons put together one of their most complete performances of the season on Jan. 8, defeating FAA rival King 8-1. Seniors Rashad Nimr and Spencer Hartig led the way, along with junior Ryan Schendel, as each won convincingly. The Dragons' sophomore class also put forth a strong showing as Scott Brown allowed only five points, Reilly Carter won his match in three games and Harry Berman also was victorious.

The Dragons took on Rye Country Day School on Jan. 9 and lost 7-0. Berman provided the highlight of the match for the Dragons, dropping a close match in four games.

Boys basketball -- The Dragons were handed their first loss in FAA play by King, 67-56 on Jan. 10.

After missing 15 of their first 16 shots, the Dragons (7-2) closed the deficit to one point in the second half, but were unable to pull ahead.

Senior forward Sean Obi had another double-double, grabbing 17 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Hunter Eggers also scored 17 points.

On Jan. 12, GFA bounced back with a 96-76 win over Rye Country Day School. Obi poured in a career-high 36 points, while Eggers (21 points, 11 assists) and senior Patrick Ryan (16 points, 10 rebounds) both notched double-doubles.

Wrestling -- After a back and forth start, the Dragons ended up defeating the Salisbury School 51-27 on Jan. 9.

GFA wrestled in three matches on Jan. 12 and won two of them. The Dragons used five pins to top the Pomfret School 42-36, and they topped Marionapolis Prep 60-29.

The Dragons' lone defeat came against Choate 52-21 as forfeits helped put the match out of reach.

Freshman Cristian Rivera, who was competing at 106 pounds, and sophomore Jake Berman, a 195-pound wrestler, each won three matches on the day.

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