The Varsity Basketball team completed a three-game week with victories over BB&N (66-45), Rivers (88-77), and Andover (68-65). On Friday night, the Arrows hosted a talented Rivers squad who entered the game with a perfect ISL record. Behind 65% shooting in the first half, St. Sebastian's opened up a 24-point lead in front of an energetic crowd. Rivers refused to go away quietly and were very competitive in the second half, but the Arrows never gave up their double-digit lead. The next day the team traveled to Andover to face another strong opponent. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the first half and dealing with foul trouble, St. Sebastian's had an impressive comeback to earn the road victory and cap off a busy week.
The Varsity Hockey team tied both Milton and St. Mark's last week. On Wednesday, Nolan Flynn scored a great 2 on 1 goal with an assist to Ben Merrill early in the second period. Pelle Russo had an impressive performance stopping 35 out of 36 shots to secure a 1-1 tie. The following Saturday the Arrows raced out to a 3-0 lead midway through the game on goals from Matt Cataldo, Casey Mutryn, and Isaac Mitchell. St. Mark's responded quickly scoring two in the second and one in the third. Numerous scoring chances were available to St. Seb's but unfortunately, the team wasn't able to get the game-winner. Next week St. Seb's will travel to Belmont Hill on Wednesday and host Lawrence Academy on Friday.
The squash team continued to work hard on technique and tactics this past week. On Friday, they faced a talented squad from Fessenden. There were many close individual games, but ultimately only sophomore Liam Cunjak came away with a match win. The Arrows are looking ahead to a matchup against another tough opponent, Nobles, in the coming week.
On Thursday, the wrestling team took on Lexington Christian Academy. A team with several highly-ranked wrestlers. However, the Arrows depth proved to put the match out of reach for LCA. The match started off with four win-by-fall's from John Joyce (106), Sawyer Bean (113), Luis Espinal (120), and Eddie Zhang (126). Sawyer Bean pinned his opponent with an impressive spladle finish and Eddie Zhang showed his technical skills to control a match against a very strong opponent. Seamus McDonough arguably had the most impressive match with smooth takedowns that demoralized the LCA bench. The Arrows won the match 66-18 and look to finish their regular season with a match at Philips Andover on Wednesday 2/8. On Saturday, 2/11, the arrows will head to the Graves Kelsey tournament to compete for individual ISL titles in their respective weight classes.