March 7, 2017

Last night boys’ basketball game was exhilarating, deflating and ultimately, exhausting. We played Roselle Catholic in the sectional semifinals of the state basketball tournament. It was close from start to finish with the last shot taken by Roselle being the game winner.

I was standing by the court in full view of the clock and the shooter – to our bad luck it was nothing but net as time expired. The officials looked at each other – good. It was a tough way for our boys to end the season. Later that evening a photo surfaced with the clock showing 0:00 at the moment the ball was still in the shooter’s hand.

In the end, as there is no replay in high school sports, it didn’t really matter. Our boys played great this year, but the season has come to an end.
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 vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.