Girls Varsity Basketball
It was a light week for the GVBB team as they played one game on Wednesday, January 24 at Hopkins School.
The Storm got off to a very quick start with Maya Klein ‘18 hitting from the outside and McKenna Frank ‘18 driving up the middle. The team took the lead and never looked back with everyone contributing to the 73-35 win.
The Storm moved to 16-2 and remain undefeated in the FAA. Klein (22), Frank (17), Janelle Johnson ‘20 (10), Sydney Cummings ‘19 (9), Riley Page ‘19 (9), Hanna Amendola ‘19 (4) and Caroline Lau ‘22 (2).
Things heat up next week as there are four games on the schedule. Tuesday, January 30 at home vs Sacred Heart, Thursday, February 1 at Cheshire Academy, Friday, February 2 at Greens Farms Academy and Saturday, February 3 at home against Miss Hall's.
Girls Varsity Squash
Girls Varsity Squash beat The Masters School(NY) 6-1 on Tuesday, January 23 to record its first win of 2018. Kudos on this strong effort from a young, aggressive, and supportive group of girls.
Boys Varsity Squash
Boys Varsity Squash faced typically stiff competition from Brunswick School at home on Tuesday, January 23.
Cameron Hill ‘21, making his debut in the varsity lineup, secured the only win for the Storm, who fell by an overall score of 1-6.
Thursday, January 25 saw another home match against an improving team from The Masters School (NY). The Storm’s depth won the day as Hill, along with Nick Holmes ‘21, Ian Thomas ‘18, and senior captain Ajit Akole notched victories on the lower end of the lineup to secure a 4-3 victory.
The squad is now gearing up for next weekend’s National High School Team Championships in Philadelphia.
Varsity Ice Hockey
Facing off for the second time this season, the St. Luke’s Varsity Hockey team competed on home ice against the Harvey School on Wednesday, January 24. Though a closer game than the last match up, with more offensive opportunities, St. Luke's finished the game with a 2-9 loss to the Cavaliers. Ryan Neafsey ‘18 and Will Frossell ‘18 scored goals for the Storm, with assists from Rebecca Taylor ‘18, C.J. Woodberry ‘19, Jack Neafsey ‘19 and Bear Crystal ‘20.
The team will play their next league game versus King on Monday, January 29 at Sono Ice House.
Boys Varsity Basketball
Boys Varsity Basketball welcomed Hamden Hall to Carey Gymnasium on Tuesday, January 23 fo a huge FAA contest.
The first 10 minutes saw each team push the other and with just under six minutes to play in the first half the score was 20-20. Then the game became one of runs by both teams with some tough moments for the Storm. The Hornets started the first run and pulled away to give the visitors a double-digit lead. The Storm responded with its own run that brought the lead within single digits until the heartbreaking final seconds of the first period. The Storm stopped the Hornets and had the ball and the shot clock on its side. Unfortunately, the Storm’s final shot did not go in and Hamden rebounded, turned up court and launched a shot from half court that swished through the net.
The Hornets momentum carried over into the second half and they continued to extend the lead. However, the Storm was not done and they made another run reducing the lead to seven points with less than eight minutes to play. Unfortunately, Hamden recovered its legs and was able to withstand the St. Luke’s onslaught to end the Storm’s 42-game winning streak in the FAA. Final score 51-70.
Next up was a trip to Brunswick School on Friday, January 26. The Storm bounced back in style and dominated the game from start to finish.
Starting 11-0, St. Luke’s never looked back and won by putting up 85 points from every spot on the court. Jackson Ryan ‘18 scored a personal best on the season tallying 24 points, with five from behind the ark. To the Bears’ credit, the team fought for every rebound and tried to make a run but on this day the Storm were just not going to be denied and made sure the game was never out of their control.
Next up for Boys Varsity Basketball is another FAA contest at home against Hopkins School on Thursday, February 1 at 4:30pm