Vermont Academy: 71
Hyde Boys Varsity Basketball traveled to Vermont to take on AA powerhouse, Vermont Academy.
From the start, Hyde knew the chances of a win were slim, but that didn’t stop them from playing outstanding basketball. Right away, Vermont Academy took a commanding lead, being up 20-4 early in the first half. Their combination of size, skill and athleticism looked like it was going to be overwhelming all game. Midway through the first half, Hyde made an extremely strong and impressive run, overwhelming and very clearly frustrating Vermont Academy, decreasing the lead to 6 at one point. This run was led my Damon Gomes ’15 and Dexter Thompson ’15.
In the second half, Hyde was able to play clean yet aggressive basketball, although Vermont Academy’s size and athleticism ended up being too much.
Damon Gomes led the team with 16, Dexter Thompson with 12, and Kris Carroll ’16 with 11.
It was a loss, but it was a good loss. One this team will build on.
St. Andrews: 90
Strong Shooting Surges St. Andrews Past Hyde
On Sunday, Hyde Woodstock Boys Varsity Basketball traveled to UMASS-Boston to take on St. Andrews in the BallasTV Invite.
St. Andrews, a prep school basketball powerhouse was strong from the start, making several threes in a matter of minutes. They pushed the lead to 15 in a matter of minutes, and never looked back. Hyde was never able to build some sort of comeback, looking tired.
Damon Gomes ’15 continued to attack the basket as usual, getting to the basket with ease, as well as hitting a few three pointers. Dexter Thompson ’15 chipped in with 11 points.
After a game like this, Hyde looks to improve their record and learn from the mistakes.
Chris Baldwin ’15