Greens Farms Academy Boys' Basketball Claims Unprecedented Third Consecutive New England Prep School Class C Championship.
The Greens Farms Academy boys varsity basketball team claimed an unprecedented third consecutive New England Prep School Class C tournament championship. In a game laced with late drama, GFA defeated the Winchedon School of Massachusetts, 64-53. The big drama started at 10:57 remaining mark, with GFA leading by 11 points. The game's MVP, Dragon senior guard, Jim Djema went down as he twisted a knee on a drive to the basket. Most recently, in the FAA tournament quarter finals at an eerily similar point in the game, Djema was knocked out by an elbow- induced gash in his scalp. In that game, GFA saw their 16 point lead and shot at the FAA tournament title evaporate. Without Djema's senior leadership, the GFA offense imploded into a rash of fatal turnovers. That did not happen today in the New England title game. Djema's youthful teammates showed a new level of maturity and resolve. Freshman Henry Holzinger, Sophomore Evan Roteman, Juniors Chile Larraguibel and Isaac Manton rose to the enormity of the moment.
2015 Brewster Boys’ Prep Team Wins Third Consecutive New England Championship
The prep basketball team captured their third consecutive Class AAA Championship with a 71-62 win over rival St. Thomas More on Sunday at Endicott College. Tournament MVP Jalen Adams (Roxbury, Mass.) led another balanced Brewster attack with 21 points and 6 rebounds, while Donovan Mitchell (Greenwich, Conn.) contributed 14 points and 9 rebounds. Senior guard Justin Simon (Temecula, Calif.) played another outstanding all-around game on both ends of the floor. Simon had 13 points and 8 rebounds. Washington-bound David Crisp (Tacoma, Wash.) chipped in with 12 points, while Georgetown-signee Marcus Derrickson (Landover, Md.) rounded out the double-figure scorers with 10 points. Virginia-bound Jarred Reuter (Marion, Mass.) had 9 rebounds in the win.
Dexter's Jon Metzgar '15 Reaches 1000 Point Mark and is All-Time Scoring Leader!
Jon Metzgar, a senior point guard at Dexter, became the second player in Dexter basketball history to reach the 1000 point mark when he scored on a full length-court drive against Kent’s Hill School on February 20, 2015 at Dexter’s Dalrymple Gym. With the game still on the line in the final minutes when Jon reached the milestone, the game continued so that the game could continue uninterrupted in fairness and good sportsmanship to Kent’s Hill School. Jon made a free throw with less than a minute to play in a thrilling win to become Dexter’s all-time scoring leader with 1002 points. Dexter teammates, fans, family and friends celebrated the milestone after the game!
Marcos Echevarria ’15 of St. Mark's Reaches 1000-Point Plateau
February 21, 2015
Congratulations to Marcos Echevarria ’15. With his first shot in Saturday’s boys’ varsity basketball game against St. George’s—a three-pointer barely half-a-minute into the contest—he passed the 1000-point mark on his St. Mark’s career.
Action stopped immediately, as Echevarria took congratulations from his teammates and coaches Brian Burbank ’07 and Sal Abdo ’07. Athletic Director John Levandowski then presented the Sixth Former from Peabody, MA with a special basketball commemorating the event.
Echevarria’s family wore special t-shirts for the occasion. On the front they read: “My whole life I went… 1000%... Now I’m in the 1000 point club,” while Marcos’ name was emblazoned on the sleeves. He is the tenth player in St. Mark’s basketball history to score 1000 career points.
That same day, just before the game, head coach Brian Burbank had saluted the Sixth Formers on this year’s team—Echevarria, Logan Harper, Aaron McLean, Neeraj Mahey, and Logan Lee—and each senior gave their mothers flowers and had photos taken with their parents.
The Lions went on to win the game, upping their record to 15-4, with two games remaining on the regular season schedule.
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New Hampton's Lydon '15 Makes Team USA for U-18 Championship
Tyler Lydon has made an impact inside the classroom and on the basketball court at New Hampton School, and now he is being recognized on a global stage for his teamwork and basketball acumen.
Lydon was recently selected to the USA Under-18 National team and is currently competing in the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Though already verbally committed to Syracuse University, Lydon is still an under-the-radar player who was a late invite to the tryouts.
Nik Stauskas '12
St. Mark’s Alumnus Nik Stauskas ’12 Named Big 10 Player of the Year; Five St. Markers See NCAA Post Season Action
Posted: March 26, 2014
Congratulations to St. Mark’s alumnus Nik Stauskas ’12, who was recently named the 2014 Big 10 Player of the Year. Also congratulations to the five St. Mark’s alumni who saw NCAA Division I post-season basketball action this March.
A sophomore at the University of Michigan, Stauskas led the Wolverines in scoring (17.4 points per game, good for third in the Conference), assists (113), free throw percentage (.822), and three-point shooting percentage (.451, in the top ten nationally). He was also named as a First Team All-American selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and he is one of 15 finalists on the ballot for this year’s Wooden Award, for the College Basketball Player of the Year. Stauskas has helped to lead Michigan to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive year (during his freshman campaign, the Wolverines went all the way to the championship game). This Friday evening (March 28), the number two-seeded Michigan (now 27-8) will play 11th seed Tennessee (on CBS at 7:15 PM).
Greens Farms Repeats as Class C Champions in 2014
Zach Baines poured in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Greens Farms Academy to a 56-45 victory over the Hyde School in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference's Class C championship game at Clark University on Sunday.
The Dragons, who capped off a 21-4 season with their second straight NEPSAC title, jumped out to a 14-2 lead early and proceeded withstand a couple of big Hyde rallies to capture the wire to wire win.
2014 Cheshire Academy Team Takes Title For First Time in 24 Years
After an exciting and extremely close game versus Brooks School yesterday, the Varsity Boys Basketball team emerged victorious as the NEPSAC Class B Champions. With a final Score of 66-56, Cheshire Academy walked away with the nearly 4-foot tall trophy, with Willie Rodriguez ’14 named MVP.
In the NEPSAC semi-finals on Saturday, the Cats played before a packed gym at home against The Rivers School. The pressure was intense as both teams knew that a trip to the finals on Sunday was on the line. Rivers carried a slight lead in the first few minutes of the game, but the Cats caught up and were in the lead by 2 points with a score of 35-33 at the half. Returning to the floor after the break, CA picked up their game and played a much stronger half, taking the game with a score of 67-62.
Rivers' Dunne '06 Leading the Way at Vassar
B.J. Dunne, Rivers class of 2006, is not only the youngest head coach in the NCAA, but he is turning the Men's Basketball program around at Vassar. Please click here for a recent article from Vassar on the team's recent success.
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Roxbury Latin's Benzan: McDonald’s All-American Nominee
Patrick Benzan of Roxbury Latin was one two ISL players to be nominated and among 9 Massachusetts players to be nominated. He is Roxbury Latin’s second ever McDonald’s All-American nominee (Remy Cofield 2007). Patrick is also the school’s all-time scoring leader with 1,833 points and over 500 assists.