Basketball (Boys): Junior Varsity vs. Suffield Academy (12/11/23 5:00 PM)

Event Details

Deerfield Academy’s JV boys’ basketball team secured a 50-29 victory over Suffield, continuing their strong start to the season with a 3-0 record.

The game began with Suffield taking an early 3-0 lead, setting the stage for a competitive matchup. However, the Doors found their rhythm when Marty Liu set up Mac Hynds for a basket, followed by Will Machnik’s high-arching three-pointer, giving Deerfield a 9-3 lead.

Hynds and Teddy Hamadeh shone with their work on the offensive glass, contributing five and six offensive rebounds, respectively. The first half concluded with a memorable buzzer-beating three-pointer from Brady Read, extending Deerfield’s lead to 23-5.

Suffield made a spirited comeback effort in the second half, displaying effective drives and sharp shooting. However, Deerfield’s teamwork prevailed. Hamadeh’s assist to Tyler Long resulted in a tough two-pointer, and Long then made a beautiful pass himself, finding Max Peh for a well-executed finish.

With just a few minutes remaining, Hynds secured an offensive rebound and set up Machnik for a game-sealing three-pointer, solidifying the score at 42-22. The game concluded emphatically with Long converting a three-point play to make it 50-29.

Deerfield Academy’s JV boys’ basketball squad’s strong start is a testament to the players’ dedication and teamwork, and they look forward to continuing their journey in the new year.