Boys varsity basketball competed to their best ability against tough teams to achieve a 12-11 winning record.
After the team beat Gunnery School on Saturday, Jan. 26, 80-45 on their home court, they struggled to win their next few home games. They lost a very competitive game to St. George’s School on Saturday, Feb. 2, 62-60 in Hewett Gym. Then on Monday, Feb. 2, they competed again on their home court against Marianapolis Preparatory School and suffered another close loss 85-78.
Junior guard Calvin Schumacher said that his favorite game of the season was against Loomis Chaffee School on Wednesday, Feb. 6, when their luck changed and the Wyvern’s beat their team 74-64.“My favorite game was against Loomis because it was a great team win against a really good class A team,” he said.
Schumacher said that when the team played to their best ability, they were unstoppable. “We had ups and downs this season, but overall we learned we were a dangerous team when we played to our full potential.”
The next game they travelled a bit farther to Kent School on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and were able to pull out another win, 57-46 where they showcased their great skill and teamwork.
Unfortunately, they did not end their season on a high note as they lost three out of four of their last games. When they travelled to Millbrook on Wednesday, Feb. 13, they lost 71-48. Then on Saturday, Feb. 16, they played against Hopkins School at the Wyvern’s home court and won 75-56.
Then they suffered two home court losses, one against Hopkins School 75-56 on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and another 95-67 on Saturday, Feb. 23, against Canterbury School.
They lost to Williston Northampton School on their senior day by only three points and it was devastating. They were neck and neck the entire game and they stayed in the game until the very last seconds when they lost 67-64.
When sophomore forward Carter Meshanic reflected on the season as a whole, he spoke about making it to the championships of the KIT’s. “My favorite part of the season was definitely competing in the KIT’s for the first time and beating the Winchendon team in the semi-finals,” he said.
Schumacher is already thinking about next season when he will be a senior on the team. “Next year I’m excited about competing and hopefully winning a class B championship.” he said.
Senior shooting guard Nicholas Bray is eager to improve his skills for next season.
“I’m excited just to see where I can take my game to by next year and see the progress I am going to make,” he said.