Greenwich athletes compete for Greens Farms Academy

Girls varsity basketball

The Greens Farms Academy girls varsity basketball team entered the FAA Tournament against Hopkins School, eventually falling to the Hilltoppers, 52-67.

GFA started the game strong with a steal and lay-up followed by a deep three. From there, it was a back-and-forth game with lead changes throughout. Hopkins eventually took a 14-point lead in to halftime. To start the second half, GFA changed defenses, which proved to make a big challenge for Hopkins, leaving the game even throughout the half. GFA brought the lead down to 9 on more than one occasion, but the home team was able to find the hole at key times.

GFA was led by junior captain Lexi Kimball (Easton) with 27 points, 9 steals and 8 rebounds. Freshman Katherine Marcus (New Canaan) had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 3 assists. Freshman Kelly Van Hoesen (Greenwich) had 5 points, 10 steals, 3 steals and 3 assists.

Varsity squash

Over the weekend, GFA sent six girls and eight boys to the New England Class C Championship Tournament in New Hampshire and Rhode Island, respectively.

Girls

Sophomore Katie Mackle (New Canaan) fought hard all weekend, earning herself a spot on the championship court and placing second behind Holy Child’s No. 1 for the first flight. In her last high school match, senior Ingrid Backe (Fairfield) played a five-game championship match against Berkshire’s No. 2, taking second for the second flight. Competing in the seventh flight, freshman Kyra Lerner (Westport) went 2-4 during the weekend, dispatching her opponents from King and Canterbury in three games and playing a close four-game match against Newton Country Day’s No. 7.

Boys

Senior Jack Mackle (New Canaan) played well in the first round and advanced to the next round, along with sophomores Duda Voldman (Stamford) and John Selkowitz (Norwalk). GFA finished 2nd overall for Class C, and both Selkowitz and Voldman won their flights. Senior Anders Bottger (Redding) who was unseeded, finished his flight in second place. Senior Jack Mackle (New Canaan) got 4th overall; sophomores Alex Necakov (Darien), and Jack Soper (Southport) earned 5th in their division.

Boys varsity basketball

The FAA Tournament began on Wednesday, with GFA facing Brunswick for the third time this season, and beating them for the second time, 79-68. Senior Dom Cristiano (Valhalla, N.Y.) had 23 points and 7 rebounds; junior Sunday Okeke (Darien) had 11 points and 20 rebounds. Junior Evan Roteman (Westport) went 4-4 on three-pointers. Senior Isaac Manton (Greenwich) handed out 11 assists and scored 15. Junior Elvin Rodriguez (Harlem, N.Y.) had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Senior Pat Seegers (Stamford), sophomore Bennett Close (Norwalk) and junior Jacob Manton (Greenwich) were strong on defense for the Dragons.

The Dragons took on St. Luke’s on Friday for the tournament semi-finals, falling 68-80. Due to foul trouble, Okeke played less than half of the game. Cristiano had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Elvin Rodriguez had 14 points. Isaac Manton scored 12 and led all with 6 assists. Okeke scored 10 and had 7 rebounds. GFA is seeded 4th for the New England Tournament which will begin Wednesday against Hyde Woodstock at home.

Varsity wrestling

Junior captain Hans Forland (Wilton) concluded the GFA varsity wrestling season by competing in the National Prep tournament held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn. Forland concluded the tournament with a 2-2 record. In his two victories, he was dominant, winning both matches by fall. His two losses came in hard fought matches to eventual All-Americans. Forland capped a season with an overall record of 33-4.

Greens Farms Academy boys squash placed second in the New England Class C Tournament over the weekend. Sophomores ​Duda Voldman (Stamford, front row left) and John Selkowitz (Norwalk, back row, third from left) both won their respective flights in the tournament. ​

Greens Farms Academy boys squash placed second in the New England Class C Tournament over the weekend. Sophomores ​Duda Voldman (Stamford, front row left) and John Selkowitz (Norwalk, back row, third from left) both won their respective flights in the tournament. ​

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