VARSITY 2 BOYS BASKETBALL
Brimmer 37 TLC 30
Scoring difficulties plagued the Varsity 2 team on its home court but their full court man-to-man defense ultimately made the difference and led them to a win in their final game of 2015. At halftime, the Gators led 19-15 and were off to a fast start scoring ten quick points but then were stuck at 29 for a good portion of the period. Jacob Quiles ’16 hit some big baskets late in the game to seal the victory. With 15 points and 7 rebounds, Jacob once again led all scorers and rebounders in the game, while Matthew Hastings ’19 added 10 needed points and 6 rebounds. Both Peng Zhang ’18 and Richard He ’19 hit important 3-point shots during the game; Richard also led the team with 5 steals. Michael Hastings ’18 and Dylan Rigol ’18 once again made big contributors on defense and on the boards, with Dylan pulling in 6 rebounds for the game. Steven Ramsden ’19 did an excellent job running the point for much of the game, and Grant Iuliano ’18 led the team with four assists in the contest.
The Varsity 2 Gators go into the Break with a 2-1 record in the MBIL overall and resume action with a league contest on Wednesday, January 6, at Gann Academy at 4:15 p.m.
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
Brimmer 53 Rashi 47
The Brimmer JV boys team won their first game of the season yesterday in a thrilling last minute victory over Rashi. The Gators were able to overcome a 10-point deficit with a minute to go in the first half, coming back during the second half in order to solidify the victory. Brimmer was led by point guard Tal Breiman ’21 with 17 points, which included two foul shots that sealed the victory with only seconds remaining in the game. Center Charlie Smith ’20 showed great toughness on both ends of the court, scoring 14 points in the process. Forward Paxton Wong ’20 also scored 16 points and played a brilliant defensive game by shutting down Rashi’s top scorer in the second half and propelling his team to the win.
JV GIRLS BASKETBALL
Brimmer 11 Rashi 14
The Gators were locked in a heated battle with Rashi yesterday. It was a total team effort. Brimmer dominated on the boards, applied intense pressure on the perimeter, and ran a fast-paced and aggressive offense. Unfortunately, the girls fell to the team from Rashi 14-11. Although they were disappointed with the score, the girls should be very proud of their effort.