Basketball Season Recap 2013


Alex Pachter, Sports Editor

This winter, the Boys Varsity Basketball team made it to the A.C.I.S. Semifinals and N.Y.S.A.I.S. State Quarterfinals. Furthermore, the team received the highest basketball seed in school history with a #3. A highlight of the season was the game against Collegiate. Although the boys lost by one point, it was a great fight. The team was down by a huge number, but had one of the best second halves of the season. Its perseverance and skill brought it all the way back. Overall, the team’s season record was 16-6. This is the first time that it has made the state tournament in seven years. The team hopes to come back next season bigger and better than ever. Junior player Maitreya Punukollu states, “We’re definitely one of the most talented teams in the league and, with a little more experience, we can no doubt win the ACIS and even State Championships.” Be on the lookout, BC Community, these boys have got their sights set on the gold. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I can’t wait to see them play next winter.

The Boys Junior Varsity Basketball team had an outstanding season. The growing length of the flaming beard of sophomore team captain Danny McCormack wasn’t the only way in which the boys’ success manifested itself. Victory was also apparent on the court. The JV team made it to the championships, but lost a heartbreaker in the finals. Christian Denis, a freshman starter, describes his experience on the team with pride: “Throughout the season we became a family, which helped improve our game and helped us become a stronger team overall.” Its season record was 19-3.

Although small in number, the Girls Varsity Basketball team was enormous in its fight and power, and had a great season. The team finished out of the playoffs in the A.C.I.S., but made up for its loss by winning the championship of the P.S.A.A. Its season record was 13-8. An outstanding game for these girls was against Bay Ridge Prep. They triumphed their opponents 60-34 with junior Sarah Paller leading all scorers with 24 points. Another junior, Rebecca Bender, helped with another 15 points. The team’s awesome skills were rewarded accordingly. Sarah Paller was named both play-off MVP and League MVP. Olivia Saleh, another junior, was named All-Conference, and senior Margo Miller was named All-Division. Congrats, girls, on a great season.