The Harvey School girls basketball team was all geared up to celebrate the traditional Seniors Day game at home with a victory on Wednesday, but saw its hopes go down the drain when visiting Greens Farms Academy pinned a 43-36 defeat on the Lady Cavaliers.
Harvey seniors CeCe Nwokocha, Gaby Paulhac, Abby Hassett and Rane Prieto were honored by their teammates, coaches, and fans, but Greens Farms built a nine-point lead at halftime and held on to win the game despite a Harvey comeback that fell short in the second half.
Paulhac of Waccabuc led Harvey with 15 points and dominated the boards with 17 rebounds. Nwokocha had 11 points, four assists and four steals, while Hassett, a Katonah resident, chipped in with nine points.
Greens Farms Academy had three players score in double figures. Meighan Grady paced the visitors’ attack with 16 points while Claire Conney had 14 and Lexi Kimball added 11.
Harvey, 7-5 overall, travels to play The Master’s School in West Simsbury, Conn., on Friday.
Harvey boys suffer setback
The Harvey’s boys basketball team hit the road against Stamford Academy on Wednesday and lost 57-40, only their second defeat in the last seven games. The two losses, however, have come in their last three games following a five-game winning streak.
Stamford built a commanding lead in the first half and led 30-19 at intermission. In the second half, Stamford did not let up on offense and Harvey could not keep pace. Sophomore guard Ricky Hicks had a big game for the Cavaliers with 20 points, but no other Harvey player scored more than seven. Shyquinn Dix of Stamford Academy led all scorers with 23.
Harvey coach Dom Narcisco was disappointed in his team’s performance.
“I think we took one step backwards today with the loss to Stamford,” said coach Narcisco. “We could not match Stamford’s athleticism and toughness. They out-rebounded us by at least 10 and created many turnovers with their pressure defense, but I’m very confident we will get our mistakes corrected before our next game.”
The Cavaliers, with a 6-12 record overall, look to get back on track when they play Saturday at home against Watkinson School.