On Wednesday, December 5, the Storm King JV and varsity girls basketball teams played their season openers, while the JV and varsity boys continued their winning action on the court.
Both girls’ teams traveled to Oakwood Friends School for their double-header conference openers. The JV girls stormed on the court and set the tone for the day. While the game began evenly matched, Storm King steadily pulled away and shut down the Oakwood offense. First-time players Majo Alcantara ’20 and Carly Neville ’22 each put 4 points on the board and Sofia Bove ’22 contributed 8 more. Oakwood never came close, and the JV girls started their season with a dominating 22-8 win.
Immediately following the JV game, the girls varsity team took the floor dominating Oakwood from the opening tip; shutting down their offense and restricting them to 4 points in the first half. Senior Shania Roehrich and junior Sam McCullough were relentless on every Oakwood possession–each garnering double-digit steals. With Shania’s 8 points plus 10 points apiece from seniors Maria Fedosenkova and Cat Zheng, the Storm King varsity girls cruised to commanding 39-8 win.
The SKS boys varsity basketball team also emerged victorious on Wednesday, beating the St. Thomas More Chancellors 55-45 behind enthusiastic play from their co-captains. Point guard senior Kolby Braxton stuffed the stat sheet with 7 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists, and 7 steals, while wing forward senior Jayden Figueroa had a game-high 26 points and 19 rebounds. The boys JV squad also faced the Chancellors on Wednesday in an exciting game with a score that progressed neck-and-neck until the final minutes. Ultimately, the JV boys fell in the final minutes of the match, 33-54, after a valiant effort.
On Saturday, December 8, action on the court continues when both the girls and the boys varsity teams face Hoosac at home and away respectively, while the boys JV team are set to play Marvelwood at home.