This weekend at the New England Girls Basketball Classic Tournament hosted by Deerfield Academy, the girls varsity basketball team earned two consecutive wins in the opening games to advance to the Championship. In the final game, the team fell short to a talented Pomfret squad, 50-36. It was the first time since the 2013-14 season that the team qualified for the championship game.
In their opening game of the tournament on Thursday, December 14th the team faced Miss Porter’s who entered the tournament on a 2-game win streak. In a back-and-forth game, the Big Green topped Porter’s by six points, 65-59.
On Friday, December 15th in their second game, the Big Green faced Berkshire who defeated Brewster in their opening game by a single point, 45-44. It was another back-and-forth game with the Deerfield team entering foul trouble early in the game, however, the Big Green resiliently prevailed to earn their second win of the tournament, 48-43 and third consecutive win on the season.
The Big Green faced Pomfret in the Championship. The Griffins also earned two tournament wins on their way to the Championship. They defeated Cushing, 52-33 and Choate, 62-59. In the final game the Griffins triumphed over the Big Green, 50-36.
Throughout the tournament, the Big Green squad tripled their total wins on the season and improved their early record to 3-3. The girls varsity basketball team will return to the court for the first game of 2018 on January 6th @ 1:00pm at Worcester Academy.
New England Girls Basketball Classic Tournament Results:
Game 1: Pomfret 52 vs. Cushing 33
Game 2: Deerfield 65 vs. Miss Porter’s 59
Game 3: Choate 72 vs. St. Paul’s 62
Game 4: Berkshire 45 vs. Brewster 44
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 – Cushing vs. St. Paul’s – Forfeit by Cushing
Game 6: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 – Miss Porter’s 47 vs. Brewster 57
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3 – Pomfret 62 vs. Choate 59
Game 8: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 – Deerfield 48 vs. Berkshire 43
Game 9 (7th Place): Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 – Cushing vs. Miss Porter’s – Forfeit by Cushing
Game 10 (Consolation Champions): Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 – St. Paul’s 60 vs. Brewster 53
Game 11 (3rd Place): Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 – Choate 62 vs. Berkshire 39
Game 12 (Championship): Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 – Pomfret 50 vs. Deerfield 36
Tournament Champion – Pomfret
2nd – Deerfield; 3rd – Choate; 4th – Berkshire; 5th – St. Paul’s; 6th – Brewster; 7th – Miss Porter’s; 8th – Cushing