GFA roundup: Dragons basketball crushes Hopkins
Last Friday, in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the GFA boys basketball team dismantled FAA rival Hopkins School 64-32. All 13 Dragons scored in this game. Freshmen Max Mitchell (Westport), Kobi Agard and Jack Seegers took full advantage of their minutes: Mitchell scored 11 and led all rebounders with seven. Agard ran the offense crisply and scored seven. Roteman got limited minutes, but put up a game high 14. Teddy Brown, Mack Muller (Westport), Bennett Close, Jake Manton and Brady Reynolds all insured that no Hopkins scorer made it into double digits.
The Dragons were limited to just six points in the second half as Watkinson posted a 72-29 victory.
Senior Lexi Kimball (Easton) led the way for Greens Farms Academy, scoring 11 points, grabbing seven rebounds, and recording three blocks. Sophomore Katherine Marcus (New Canaan) added nine points, 10 rebounds, and two assists, while junior Hannah Kozdeba (Shelton) chipped in with four more. Freshman Ryan Boyle (Southport) scored two points as did Senior Kaly Houston (Norwalk), who also had nine rebounds and two steals. Sara Peltier (Stamford) added a single point.
The Dragons are now 2-2 on the season.
The Greens Farms Academy boys squash team defeated FCIAC opponent Staples High School by a 5-2 score at the school's new squash courts on Friday night.
Junior Duda Voldman earned a 3-0 victory in the No. 1 slot. Also sweeping their matches were junior Jack Soper, junior Jeb Rooney (Darien) and the Panariello brothers, sophomores Giani and Piero — both from Westport.
The boys played a Brunswick team on Thursday, falling to the national powerhouse by a 5-2 score.
Voldman and Selkovitz won their matches.
Junior Kate Mackle coasted to a 3-0 win over her opponent to notch GFA's only victory in a 6-1 loss to FCIAC opponent Staples on Friday at the school's new squash courts.
Julia Edwards (Westport) fell 3-2 in a varsity exhibition match.
The Dragons dropped their season-opener by a 7-0 score at the Westover School in Middlebury on Wednesday.
Mackle nearly pulled out a victory, but fell in a thrilling 3-2 match. Nesi and Greenberg also were able to win games while dropping their matches by a 3-1 scores.
The Dragons were leading 11-7, but not having the numbers for a saber squad proved costly as GFA lost the event 9-0 and fell 16-11 to The Masters School.
Epee won 6-3 and Foil won 5-4. The boys foil squad narrowly won, despite forfeiting three bouts due to having an incomplete squad.
Sophomore Willem Schuddeboom edged out two close victories, winning one bout 5-4, and another 5-3. He went 2-1 overall, scoring a total of 12 points. Freshman Zach Rothwell in his first varsity match, went undefeated, finishing 3-0 for the match, and scored a total of 15 points.
The boys epee squad won 6-3. Senior and captain Luke Duffy went undefeated, despite two narrow 5-4 bouts, and finished the round 3-0. He scored a total of 15 points. Senior captain Phil Nicopoulos went 2-1, including two close 5-4 wins. Junior captain Teddy Gartland went 1-2, including a narrow 3-4 loss in overtime.
The Dragons went to Loomis-Chaffee over the weekend, battling some of the region’s best teams. Junior Sam Stuart (113 pounds) went 3-1 on the day, falling to the defending state champ from Trinity Pawling.
The Dragons next head to Massachusetts next weekend for the Battle of the Bay, hosted by Tabor Academy.