After ten tries, the Harvey School boys varsity basketball team has entered the winner’s circle for the first time this season.
The Cavaliers made the long trip to West Hartford, Conn., to face the Watkinson School on Thursday and came away with a 67-48 victory.
The long bus ride didn’t seem to faze a focused and determined Harvey team, as the boys had a big first half, outscoring Watkinson by 26 points. Senior forward Jesse Zubren of Pound Ridge scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half as Harvey cruised to a 41-15 halftime lead.
Sophomore guard Ricky Hicks was the floor general throughout the game, continually looking to find his open teammates. He led the team with eight assists. Junior guard/forward Jake Cohn of Pound Ridge had a well-balanced game, with six points, six assists, six rebounds and five steals. Sophomore guard Austin Forman had a season high of ten points, six of which were from the free throw line.
Harvey was strong under the boards, collecting 43 rebounds. Zubren led his team with 11 rebounds. Junior Andrew Schwartz of Bedford Corners had nine boards and also chipped in on offense with six points. Ryan Snow led Watkinson with 16 points.
Harvey Coach Dom Narcisco said there is a strong correlation with how his team has been preparing, both mentally and physically, with the team’s success on the court.
“My team has persevered through a lot of adversity, and for that I am very proud of them,” he said.
Harvey (1-10) will look to keep this momentum going as they host Masters School of New York today.