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Greens Farms Academy sports roundup

Updated 4:38 pm, Monday, January 21, 2013
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Girls squash -- Greens Farms Academy was shut out by a tough St. Luke's team, 7-0, on Jan. 15.

Both senior Leah Jennings and junior Rachel Cohen put forth strong efforts, but neither was able to pull out a victory for the Dragons. Cohen took her match to five games.

Boys squash -- The Dragons fell 6-1 to St. Luke's on Jan. 16, as senior Spencer Hartig was the only player to come out victorious. Hartig won in five games.

The Dragons also fell to New Canaan 6-1. Sophomore Reilly Carter was the only Dragon to win a match, taking his opponent in four games.

Of all the losses, sophomore Harry Berman had the closest match, falling in five games. Berman kept the pressure on in the fifth game, pushing his opponent from corner to corner. However, he was unable to hold on and lost 15-13 in the fifth game.

Playing at No. 4, Hartig had a close match, cutting the deficit to 2-1 before falling in the fourth game. Sophomore Scott Brown also dropped a four-set match for GFA.

Boys basketball -- For the second time in two weeks, GFA walked into a loud FAA rival's gym in front of a standing-room-only crowd. This time, the Dragons did a better job of handling the pressure, as they came away with a 54-49 victory over Masters School on Jan. 18.

Senior forward Sean Obi notched another double-double for GFA, recording 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Pat Ryan worked hard on the defensive end for 31 minutes for the Dragons, limiting Masters' best player to four points. Ryan also recorded 13 points in the second half. Sophomore Zach Baines scored 11 points, had 13 rebounds and blocked four shots.

The Dragons, who rebounded from a 65-57 loss to King on Jan. 10, improved to 5-1 in the FAA (good for a first-place tie with Brunswick).

Girls basketball -- The Dragons pulled away for a 47-31 victory over Westover School on Jan. 18.

Senior Meighan Grady had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists to lead the Dragons.

With its focus on the defensive end, GFA shut down its opponent in the second half. Lexi Kimball finished the game with six steals. Sophomores Claire Comey and Lisa Johnson, and junior Caroline Kruk, combined for 19 rebounds.

The Dragons also defeated the Millbrook School 30-28 on Jan. 16. Johnson had 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

After leading by six points at halftime, GFA trailed by two with 45 seconds left in the game. Johnson, who missed two free throws just seconds earlier, hit a layup to tie it 28-28. With nine seconds left, Kimball stole the ball, raced to the basket and was fouled. She hit both of her free throws to give the Dragons the lead for good.

Wrestling -- The Dragons placed sixth out of 14 teams at the Brunswick Invitational in Greenwich on Saturday.

Of the eleven Dragon wrestlers competing, three were place winners. Freshman Cristian Rivera, wrestling at 106 pounds, won his title match 14-8. Sophomore Riley Grady, wrestling at 120 pounds, turned in an equally impressive performance, defeating the top seed 6-4 in the finals. Trent Turner lost in the 220 pound final for GFA.

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