The girls varsity basketball team completed a three game week by capturing the 2012 Holiday Hoops championship. With Beaver as the host of the spirited tournament, the girls played intense basketball to capture their 3rd consecutive championship. Back on Wednesday, the girls traveled to Concord Academy and beat a young Concord team. Gearing up for a battle in the first round of Holiday Hoops vs. St. Paul’s School, the team came out strong and took an early lead. The Beaver Dam spirit was in full swing acting as a 6th man on the court, and the girls rode the energy and never looked back, eventually winning 56-29. Southfield would prevail over Holderness and face Beaver in the championship game. In an intense game, Beaver’s experience and changing defenses would stifle the Southfield offense and Beaver won 50-27. Ciara Dillon ’16 was chosen as the tournament MVP. The girls face Winsor at home at 4:30pm to round out 2012. Their current record is 6-0.
The Beaver Boys’ Basketball team defended their Holiday Hoops title by defeating Concord Academy on Friday 58-44. In the championship game, Beaver defeated a spirited Green Farms Academy team 71-49. At the half, Beaver held a slim 8 point lead. The team was led by senior point guard, Jherson Colon. He finished the game with 22 points, 12 assists, and 7 rebounds. Beaver will host Bancroft School on Thursday at 4:30. This will be their last game heading into the winter break.
The Girl’s Fencing team faced a tough match against Commonwealth on Wednesday. The Girl’s Epee and Girl’s Saber squad both lost 0-9 as they struggled to control the bouts. Despite their difficult losses, the Girl’s Epee team had some success with defensive actions and the Girl’s Saber team put up a strong fight with their offensive game. Girl’s Saber fencer Kathryn Chinetti ’15 led the way in team spirit and sportsmanship by supporting her teammates during every bout. The Girl’s Foil team kept the Beaver girls in the running, winning their match 7-2. Team Captain Emily Lynch ’14 and Tina Odim-O’Neill ’17 finished 3-0.
The Boy’s Fencing Team fought a difficult match against Commonwealth, finishing with a close loss 11-16. The Boy’s Foil team led the way with a win 5-4. Team Captain Cam Mayer ’15 used strong offensive actions to finish 3-0. The Boy’s Saber team struggled to a 2-7 loss. Despite competing against Commonwealth’s high level Saber team, the Beaver Saber fencers stayed positive and fought through the entire match. The Boy’s Epee squad kept the score even until the final bout, losing 4-5. Brian Rubenstein ’13 and Noah Hull ’15 demonstrated solid fencing actions and strong potential for the season, finishing 2-1.
Girls Ice Hockey
This week the Girl’s Varsity Hockey team split their games in two of the best performances of the season. The week started with a hard fought loss against Newton Country Day. The team then traveled to Berwick to face the JV team over the weekend. The girls posted a 5-0 win as Maya Blair led the team in scoring with her first career hat trick. Remi Shore and Claire Mills each scored their first goals of the season. Grace Brescia stepped in goal for the first time and recorded a shut-out for the first time in her career and in Beaver history. The team heads into the winter break strong and ready to start the second half of the season when they return.
The varsity wrestling team is off to a strong start this season, going 3-2 through the first five dual meets. Many first year wrestlers have been stepping up, performing well and learning quickly. First year wrestlers John Kalnins, Kyle Fox, Reilly McDonnell, and Henry Hirshland have all won their first varsity matches and have helped the team to win dual meets. This past weekend the team competed well at the Tabor Tournament. Josh Berland placed 3rd in the 138 pound weight class. The team will have a little time off and then start back up again against Lexington Christian Academy at home on 1/9/13 at 4pm. Come by and cheer on the team as they look to improve their record to 4-2.