Phoenix Finish Against Berwick and Hebron
On Wednesday Berwick travelled to Bath to face the JV Phoenix for the second time this season. The Phoenix started out strong, due to their rebounding and baskets from Jeremia Syska ’15 and Marley Dutton ’13. In the 2nd quarter Judah Maroun ’15 provided a spark off the bench and helped send the Phoenix into the locker room up big at halftime. In the second half the Phoenix focused on offensive execution and creating opportunities for each other. As a result 12 players scored for the Phoenix, including Chris Liu ’13, Brian Zuo ’14, and Eason Liang ’14 finding the bottom of the net for the first time this year. When the final horn blew the Phoenix emerged victorious with a final score of 49-18. Every player that suited up saw significant minutes and it was a solid team victory for the JV Phoenix.
On Friday Hebron travelled to Bath for the final game of the season for both squads. The Phoenix had been anticipating this matchup all week and wanted to send their seniors Harry Hu ’12 and Herman Gao’12 out with a win. The Phoenix started out very strong on offense, hitting a high percentage of their shots in the first quarter. The highlight for the quarter was undoubtedly a three point play converted by Harry Hu ’12. Hebron made a nice run in the 2nd quarter, but leadership and composure from Wondo Shaw ’13 and Nabil Eshraghian ’13 helped give the Phoenix a 12 point lead at halftime. The third quarter saw Hebron make another nice run, getting the score within 1 point. However, the Phoenix made some defensive adjustments between quarters to halt the Lumberjack run in the 4th quarter. The Phoenix showed strong resilience in the 4th and Andrew Kraai ’14 scored 6 of his 8 points in the 4th to help seal victory for the Phoenix. Wondo Shaw ’13 and Nabil Eshraghian ’13 both finished with 15 points with Shaw ’13 also grabbing 13 rebounds. The final score was 54-46.
The JV Men’s basketball program ended the season with their strongest week of team basketball to date. They were focused, took their roles seriously, and had fun throughout. As a result, leaders emerged and the Phoenix were unstoppable. The Phoenix end their season with an 8-7 record and with a powerful amount of knowledge gained by each individual regarding the magnificent game of basketball. Great season boys!