Basketball heat continued at SKS this week for both the boys and girls teams. On Wednesday, 12/8, Girls Varsity Basketball defeated a new opponent, Putnam Science of Springfield, MA, with a final score of 59-56. It was a nail-biter experience, winning over the Mustangs in 4 minutes of overtime. Coach Miller shared, “We got off to a slow start in the first half and were down 4 points going into the 2nd half. PSA went on a 12-0 run, but we battled back strong with Skyla N. ’22 hitting a huge 3-pointer to tie the game with 5 seconds remaining to send it into overtime. The girls stole the game in overtime with another 3-pointer by Skyla and a huge offensive rebound and finish by Aleena S. ’23.”

Over the previous weekend, the Storm King gym was busy with non-stop basketball at the annual Storm King Tip-off Showcase. Both boys and girls basketball welcomed 3 teams to compete in a guaranteed 2-game weekend.

Tip-off Showcase Results:

12/3 Girls – Hoosac School vs. St. Andrew’s
38 – 60

12/3 Girls – Storm King vs. Greens Farms
83 – 58

12/4 Girls – Hoosac School vs. Greens Farms
61 – 51

12/4 Girls – Storm King vs. St. Andrew’s
55 – 70

12/4 Boys – Greens Farms vs. Hyde School
64 – 49

12/4 Boys – Storm King vs. Springfield Commonwealth
65 – 68

12/5 Boys – Greens Farms vs. Springfield Commonwealth
29 – 65

12/5 Boys – Storm King vs. Hyde School
68 – 59

Girls Basketball Showcase All-Tournament Team – Each team earned 1 placement on the team with the team to win 2 games earning 2 awards.

Thalia S. from St. Andrew’s
Kaleigh V. from St. Andrew’s
Jovanna L. from Hoosac
Madison C. ’22 from The Storm King School
Sheridan O. from Greens Farms

Boys Basketball Showcase All-Tournament Team – Each team earned 1 placement on the team with the team to win 2 games earning 2 awards.

Tyler J. from Springfield Commonwealth
Alfred W. from Springfield Commonwealth
RJ D. ’22 from Storm King
Joel N. from Greens Farms
Lance A. from Hyde School

The Storm King boys had outstanding performances from the entire starting line-up against Hyde School. All five starters scored in double-figures and converted 14/17 FTs to ice the game. Despite the loss to Springfield Commonwealth, RJ had 28 points and 6 steals.

The SKS girls team also had great performances all around. Against St. Andrew’s, Madison C.’22 scored 23 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Skyla N. ’22 followed with 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. Against Greens Farms, all starters came out on fire:

Layla G. ’23 – 15 points, 5 rebounds
Madison C. ’22 – 13 points, 6 steals
Kimora D. ’22 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Skyla N. ’23 – 11 points, 3 assists
Nicole H. ’22 – 10 points, 10 rebounds