Maroon Team Streaking
The maroon basketball team stretched its winning streak to three games this week with wins Monday and Wednesday at home.
Eighth-graders Densley Blake, Garrett Quinn and Phil Moyles led Harvey in its win Wednesday over New York Military Academy while the maroon had significant contributions from fellow eighth-graders Tate Falta and Aaron DuPree in a 42-30 defeat Monday of San Miguel Academy.
Maroon coach Brendan Byrne credits the winning streak to “strong defensive play and contributions from all the team’s players.”
The team's record has improved to 6-4.
Navy Team Goes 1-1
The Harvey Middle School navy team earned its first win of the season with a 37-24 victory over Eagle Hill-Greenwich last week, but the boys failed to build on it when they lost 43-30 this week to Greenwich Catholic.
“We didn’t bring as much intensity on the defensive side of the ball this week against Greenwich Catholic as we did in our victory the week before,” said navy coach Patrick Kennedy.
The loss dropped the Cavaliers to 1-6 on the season. With three games remaining, coach Kennedy hopes the team can put a few wins together to end the season on a positive note. “While the team hasn’t had much success in terms of wins and losses, they continue to work hard and improve on a daily basis,” the coach said.
Girls Team Enjoying Success
The girls on the Middle School basketball team are looking forward to a chance to get back at it again as the last three weeks have seen their games canceled due to bad weather. After dropping their first two games of the season, the girls have won four in a row.
“The team has found its groove in working together as a team,” said coach Marcie Hajem. “After losing the first two games of the season, the coaches showed the team what a fast break was and there has been no turning back.”
Leading the team in high scores are eighth-graders, Kathryn Ogg, Sofia Silverman and Olivia Carillo. Leading the team in steals is sixth-grader Juliet Jaques. Eighth-graders Olivia Durkin and Isabel Bandon and seventh-grader Wendy Lichtenberg have made significant contributions on a defense that has greatly improved as the season has progressed. Coach Hajem also singled out sixth-graders Lucy Durkin and Clara Young for working hard to learn the rules of the game
Hockey Loses Heartbreaker
The MS hockey team Monday jumped out to an early 3-0 lead but couldn’t hold on as Greenwich came back to win it 5-4.
After Greenwich fought back to tie the game at 3-3, Harvey eighth-grader Ben Howard skated down Greenwich's best player to keep the game tied in an intense third period. The Cavaliers looked like they would come away with a win when sixth-grader Spencer Whitman scored to make the game 4-3, but Greenwich scored two quick goals as the third period clock wound down before Harvey had a chance to tie it again.
The Hellinger brothers, seventh-grader Jacob and eighth-grader Spencer, continued their season-long solid play with their effort in Monday's game.