Boys Varsity Basketball
On Tuesday, December 5th, the weather changed quickly and turned stormy with strong winds and an endless onslaught of rain.
This was a harbinger of what was to come on Wednesday, December 6th where the St. Luke’s Storm opened its 2017-2018 FAA season with a home game against long-time rival Greens Farms Academy.
St. Luke’s started fast and quickly established a lead with a well-balanced attack. Greens Farms fought back and the first half ended with St. Luke’s taking a small lead into the locker room.
The second half started with another storm as St. Luke’s quickly pushed its lead with consecutive baskets. Early in the second half, the game was stopped to honor and celebrate Jonas Harper ‘18 who hit a shot to give him 1,000 points in his high school career.
St. Luke’s ended the game the way it started to complete a 71-61 win.
Girls Varsity Basketball
On Friday, December 8, the team played a scrimmage against FCIAC powerhouses Wilton. It was a fun and friendly game with each quarter starting with a new score. The Storm came out on top in a good test against the Warriors.
On Saturday, December 9 the Storm took on NEPSAC rival Beaver Country Day. The team started off strong and built a sizable lead but Beaver battled back and soon the game was close.
Beaver was effective in limiting the Storm's perimeter shooting but had no answer for power drives up the middle.
McKenna Frank ‘18 scored a season-high 23 points barreling right down the middle and often drawing the foul. Maya Klein ‘18 chipped in 18 and Janelle Johnson's (‘20) hot shooting continued as she added 14 points.
SLS was able to limit Beaver's offense as Frank tallied five steals and Klein four.
Final score was 76-60 in favor of St Luke’s.
Next up: Girls Varsity Basketball will host Canterbury School on Wednesday, December 13 before traveling to The Ethel Walker School for the Holiday tournament on December 15-16.
Boys Varsity Squash
St Luke's boys squash opened the season with a pair of scrimmages last week. On Monday, December 4th the team traveled to Yale to face urban squash team Squash Haven. Squash Haven is a year-round program that always provides stiff competition. This year was no exception as evidenced by the 7-0 scoreline. 9th graders Liam Patty and Jack Briggs came closest to preventing the shutout by pushing their opponents to five games.
The next day the team was at home hosting Rye High School. Patty, Thomas Bailey ‘22 and Toby Bloch ‘23 all recorded hard fought five-game victories to put the Storm within one point of victory. However, Rye was able to close out the match 4-3.
FAA league play will commence after the break when the Storm host The Masters School on January 4.