Area athletes help lead way for Dragons
The Greens Farms Academy boys basketball team is back to a picture of health and has put together a four-game win streak to prove it.
The Dragons went 3-0 over a trio of games last week to build some momentum heading into the second half of the season.
GFA jumped out to a solid halftime lead and held on to defeat Masters 63-60 on Tuesday at Coyle Gym.
Greg Lawrence (Fairfield) tossed in 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the GFA charge. Cole Prowitt-Smith (Fairfield) added 17 points while Henry Holzinger (Westport) tallied 16. Teddy Brown (Greenwich) chipped in six points and seven rebounds. Holzinger also dished out 10 assists.
Prowitt-Smith poured in 23 points to lead GFA to a 73-51 win over King on Thursday.
Holzinger added 12 points while Bennett Close (Norwalk) and Lawrence tallied 12 and 10, respectively, for the Dragons.
Lawrence hauled down eight rebounds while Holzinger dished out six assists.
The Dragons capped their week with a 75-53 win over Hopkins.
Prowitt-Smith and Lawrence combined for 34 points as the Dragons rolled to their fourth straight victory. Prowitt-Smith scored 18 points while Lawrence had 16 for the Dragons. Max Mitchell added 10 more.
Lawrence hauled down a career-high 21 rebounds and blocked four shots while Jack Ramsay (Darien) had 10 boards and Holzinger dished out seven assists.
After not playing a game in 27 days, the Dragons came out rusty and fell to The Masters School by a 67-35 count at home on Friday.
Katherine Marcus (New Canaan) scored 22 points to lead the Dragons effort while Georgie Grabowski (Stratford) added nine and Kelly van Hoesen (Greenwich) had four.
Marcus also had nine rebounds and three steals while Van Hoesen hauled in eight boards. Grabowski had four rebounds, three steals, and two assists.
The GFA boys squash team went 2-1 last week, sandwiching wins around a loss to Rye Country Day.
In an 8-0 win over Staples, the Dragons swept all the matches as Duda Voldman (Stamford), John Selkowitz (Norwalk), Jack Soper (Southport), Jeb Rooney (Darien), Will Mackle (New Canaan), Blake Newcomer (Greenwich, Giana Panariello (Westport), Will Sarbinowski (Darien) and Piero Panariello (Westport) were all victorious.
Against the Wildcats of RCDS, the Dragons fell by a 7-0 score, but Voldman pushed his opponent at No. 1 to the limit before falling 5-11, 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 11-3.
The Dragons capped off the week with a 5-2 win over King.
With GFA missing its top two players, everybody slid up two slots.
Mackle won 11-3, 11-3, 11-8, Newcomer won 11-3, 11-3, 11-9, Giani Panariello won 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, Piero Panariello won 11-1, 11-5, 11-2 and Patrick Howard (New Canaan) won 11-3, 11-1, 11-0.
The Dragons battled Holy Child 2-5 tough with two freshmen coming up with big wins.
Lucy Nelson (Westport) notched a 9-11, 11-8, 11-1, 11-9 victory at No. 4 while Samara Cohen (Westport) earned a win 3-2 (5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 11-5) win over No. 6 to pace the GFA effort.
Julie Edwards (Westport) took a game of her opponent, falling 3-1 at No. 5, while at No. 1 Katie Mackle (New Canaan) fell 3-0, but the total score of the match was 34-27.
Against Greenwich Academy to end the week, GFA fell by a 6-1 score with Mackle pulling out her match by a 3-0 score to lead the way.
The Dragons fenced their first match of the season against Prospect Fencing Club and came away with some solid results.
In men’s epee, Willem Schudderboom notched four victories on the day.
In men’s foil, Teddy Gartland (Darien) took second, followed by Zach Rothwell took third and Jackson Rassias was fourth.
In women’s epee, Amy Petschek notched one victory on the day.