Harvey School sports teams had the following results in recent action:
King School 70, Harvey 47
Harvey’s boys basketball team had a tall order to fill on Monday when it faced off against 8-1 King. While the Cavaliers came up on the losing side of the ledger, they accomplished a team goal of not being beaten under the boards. At halftime, Harvey was down 48-24. Along with winning the battle of the boards, Harvey set out a goal in the locker room to come out and win the second half, as well. For Harvey, Ricky Hicks led the team with 13 points. Jake Cohn had 11 points and Jesse Zubren chipped in with eight points. Harvey out-rebounded a much bigger team, 40-39. The Cavaliers were also able to win the second half, outscoring King 23-22. Harvey’s record dropped to 0-10.
Forman 57, Harvey 47
On Saturday, Harvey hosted Forman, losing in a hard-fought game that went down to the final few minutes. Prior to the game, in a packed gym full of Harvey faculty and alumni, the team honored senior captain Jesse Zubren of Pound Ridge, who went on to lead the Cavaliers in scoring with 18 points against Forman.
Harvey was down by only two at the end of the first half. In an intense battle, Harvey fought extremely hard as the lead changed several times in the middle of the second half. In the end, Harvey could not keep pace with Forman. Sophomore guard Ricky Hicks added 13 points while junior forward Jake Cohn of Pound Ridge chipped in with 10 points.
“We played our best game of the year and we continue to improve on both sides of the ball,” said coach Dom Narcisco. “We have really come together as a team, and every player has shown significant improvement.”
Stamford Academy 60, Harvey 40
Harvey’s first game of 2013 was a 60-40 loss at Stamford Academy on Jan. 9. Harvey took a five-point lead into halftime, thanks to the shooting of scoring leader Jesse Zubren, who had four three-pointers in the half. But Stamford dominated Harvey in the second half in all phases of the game and outscored the Cavaliers by 25 points. Zubren led Harvey with 15 points. Ricky Hicks had 10 points.
Hamden Hall 3, Harvey 2
Harvey’s varsity hockey team lost 3-2 to Hamden Hall on Jan. 9 at Northford Ice Pavilion.
Capitalizing on a turnover in Harvey’s end, Hamden Hall scored the game winner with just 16 seconds left in the game. Mark Siegel saved 19 of 22 shots while Curtis Rattner and Robert Van Raamsdonk both scored power-play goals for Harvey (4-6).
Brunswick 10, Harvey 1
Harvey’s JV hockey team traveled to the Brunswick School on Friday, Jan. 11, and were pummeled 10-1.
The game started well with back and forth play between two evenly matched teams, before Brunswick scored the first three goals. Harvey junior Charlie Seider cut the deficit to 3-1 halfway through the game with an unassisted goal on a blistering slap-shot. But Harvey’s lack of depth and experience proved fatal as Brunswick scored the next seven goals.
Sophomore Marcus Plummer made 25 saves in net, and the improved second forward line of freshman Claudia Smith, sophomore Anthony Rusciano, and junior Brian Silva skated hard and fore-checked tirelessly, causing several turnovers in the Brunswick defensive zone. Coach Rob Griffin said special mention goes to Harvey defensemen, sophomores Marc Catanese and Joe Sorrentino, freshmen Nick Filannino and Adam Penino, and eighth-grader Kevin Zhang, all who were under siege at times in the second half of the game, yet played magnificently.
JV girls basketball
FASNY 36, Harvey 12
On Friday, Jan. 11, Harvey’s girls JV basketball team lost for the second time this season, to an experienced and talented French-American School of New York team. Taylor Williams led Harvey with six points and seven rebounds, with two points each from Carly Kaplan, Alexandra Hannover and Amanda McGraw.
JV boys basketball
Harvey 59, King School 30
On Monday, Jan. 14, the Harvey JV boys basketball team picked up a 59-30 road victory against The King School in Stamford, Conn. Coming off a strong win against Forman, the Cavaliers were looking to build up a winning streak. It was a solidly played game from the start from both teams, but Harvey grabbed the lead early on and never let up.
Harvey got scoring from 12 different players. Jack Mather, Michael DePass and Rohan Cassells each finished with 10 points. Juniors Ben Alper and Michael Chavkin also stepped up both offensively and defensively. The boys JV team moved to 8-3 on the season.