The View from the Knights Café

Dozens of fans made their way to the Athletic Center last night. In addition to basketball matchups against Rutgers Prep, the evening featured a Knights Café, an annual ceremony honoring senior athletes, and this year’s Parents’ Association tuition raffle drawing.
 
After a tough JV loss, all eyes turned to the varsity girls’ squad facing No. 2 Rutgers Prep. The girls kept within two points of Rutgers Prep going into the second quarter, but the Knights were down seven points by halftime. Despite a fourth quarter surge in which the girls added 15 points, the team could not reclaim the lead and fell 56-46. Senior Lauren McBride led the offense with 19 points and seven rebounds. The girls are currently 12-3 for the season and are ranked third by NJ.com.
 
In between varsity games, Director of Athletics Tim Davis and the coaches honored GSB senior athletes in basketball and cheerleading. Senior athletes in fencing, hockey and winter track are recognized later in the season. The athletes received plaques recognizing their contributions to the school. Afterward, the Parents’ Association took the floor and drew this year’s winning ticket for the 2016-17 tuition raffle. Congratulations to the Hartzel family and thanks to all ticket holders!
 
Ending the night with a win, the varsity boys’ team bested Rutgers Prep 60-32. The boys took the lead early, posting a 19-4 first quarter and continuing to tack on points in the second. With a 23 point lead at the half, the boys never looked back. Leading the scoring was senior Adam Mitola with 15, followed by freshman Paul Mulcahy with 10.  Alexander Schachne '18 contributed eight points, freshman Jake Betlow seven points and senior Connor Klementowicz six. A nice ending to the evening’s festivities was when senior Andrew Noll came off the bench during the fourth quarter scoring a three-pointer in dramatic fashion and causing the student body to erupt in celebration. 
 
Last night’s only other win went to the Middle School girls’ basketball A team in a 28-21 away game against Far Hills Country Day. Congratulations girls!
 
A very special thanks to the Booster Club for organizing and running last evening’s Knights’ Café and for all of the work to support our varsity, JV and Middle School teams.
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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful, and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.