Athletics recap for the week of 12/6 - 12/11
Boys Basketball | The boys basketball team played two of the top teams in the state this past week. First was at home against Tower Hill School and the second was on the road for Salesianum School’s “Silent Night” game (which was far from quiet). In the first half against Tower Hill, both teams went back and forth. The Saints were down 26-20 at the half. The Hillers came out and worked the ball methodically on offense until they found an open shot. Once they found the shot, they were able to convert. They also were able to disrupt the Saints offense with relentless half court defense. Tower Hill pulled away in the second half to win 57-33. Bright spots from the Saints were Brandon Graves ’22 with 12 points and freshman Elijah Proctor-Moore ’25 with 6 points and multiple blocks.
The atmosphere for the road Salesianum game was electric and fueled the Sals to an early 12-0 lead before Brandon Graves ’22 stopped the opening run. The Saints tried their best, but anytime they converted a made basket, the Sals would answer and force turnovers to help grow their lead. The Saints were never able to get back into the game and the veteran depth of Salesianum propelled the team to a 72-26 win. Graves was the leading scorer for the Saints with 11 points.
Girls Basketball | The girls basketball team headed to Wilmington to take on Tower Hill School in their second game of the season. The team played a strong first quarter and took the lead early when Darden Shuman ’23 hit a three from the top of the key. The Saints were in the game only down three after the first quarter. Tower Hill adjusted and ran a consistent offense to open up their scoring in the second quarter. It was more of the same in the second half and the Hillers pulled away to win 50-18. Darden led the Saints in scoring with 8 points with Anna Schneider ’23 just behind her with 6 points.
Swimming | The word of the day for the swim teams was “Presence” against Archmere Academy. St. Andrew’s senior, Elizabeth Rainey ’22, shared this word to encourage the swimmers to be “in the now” and to focus on the task at hand: to mask up, cheer loud, and swim fast. Both Saints teams responded and had a competitive meet.
Big splash moments (students swimming challenging events for the first time)
Daisy Wang ’25 | 200 Free
Madeleine Lasell ’25 | 200 Free
Lucas Ochis ’24 | 500 Free
Sunny Trivits ’22 | 500 Free
Leah Horgan ’25 | 100 Breast
Big Team Moments (every point counts!)
Emma Hopkins ’23 | 1st & 4th in 200 Free
Danny Huang ’22, Michael Novacescu ’23, and Meade Evans ’23 | 1-3 in 50 Free
Rainey, Christina Ding ’25, and Sophie Xu ’23 | 1-3-5 in 50 Free
Keizen Ameriks ’24, Javier Iniguez ’22, and Austin Chen ’23 | 1-3 in 100 Breast
Boys Swimming 117 | Archmere 48
Girls Swimming 88 | Archmere 79