Varsity Girls Basketball 2019-2020 Season
George School @ Peddie School—Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 4:30 p.m.
George School @ William Penn Charter School—Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.
George School @ The Baldwin School—Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.
George School vs Westtown School—Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.
George School opened its home season against FSL rival Westtown School. Unfortunately for George School, we were short-handed but played with plenty of heart. In fact, the girls came out of the box strongly scoring 7 points in the first quarter while Westtown had just a 2 point lead at the end of the quarter. However, in the second quarter, Westtown began to pull away outscoring the hosts 14-3 in the quarter. Again in the third period, with tired legs, the Cougars managed only 2 points in the third period. Nonetheless, senior co-captain Alexandra Long scored all five of her points in the second half while dishing out 3 assists and tallying 3 blocked shots. Junior co-captain Kaliyah Myricks scored 6 points and pulled down 8 boards for the hosts. Junior Alexis Martinez helped keep the Cougars in the game with 6 points and 6 rebounds. Junior newcomer Lexi Alloway scored her first basket of the season with a three-pointer that made the bench erupt! The Cougars are 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the FSL.
George School vs The Lawrenceville School—Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School hosted The Lawrenceville Big Red and showed their faithful fans just how competitive they can be when they play together. The team got a bit more help with sophomore Paiyton Penn suiting up in her first game and junior Lauren Hanna making her 2019 debut. The home team began strongly and finished strongly losing only one quarter, the first. Junior forward Aqua Withers-Corello had the hot hand and scored 4 points. Junior co-captain Kaliyah Myricks began what would become a big night for her; she scored 4 points as well. Sophomore Paiyton Penn rounded out the scoring in the first quarter as she dropped her first basket of the season. In the second quarter, the Cougars outscored their guests and took a 23-18 lead into the half. In the fourth quarter, Kaliyah continued her consistent play at both ends of the floor. She once again scored 2 baskets again in the third period while adding to her rebound total along the way. She had 9 rebounds, 4 blocked shots, and 21 points to end the night. Down the stretch, she went 7-8 from the free-throw line to seal the game. Junior Alexis Martinez didn't score a bucket but ended the game 10-12 from the free-throw line while pulling in 8 rebounds. Freshman Kate Bariahtaris dropped in a three-ball to begin her GS career. And the Cougars welcomed back junior Lauren Hanna who was stellar on the defensive end of the floor. Overall, the Cougars played solid defense and stymied the offense of Lawrenceville. 26 rebounds speaks for itself! The Cougars host Princeton Day School on Friday.
George School vs Princeton Day School—Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School was victorious versus Princeton Day School on Friday night. Kaliyah Myricks led all scorers in the game with 17 points. For George School, Alexis Martinez-Semidey added 9 and Paiyton Penn chipped in 6. It was a true team effort for George School with every player on the roster getting on the score sheet. M. Retner scored a team-high 12 points for PDS.
|FSL Player||Personal Fouls||2-point FG||3-point FG||Free Throws Made||Free Throws Attempted||Total points|
|Aqua Withers Carello||1||1||0||0||0||2|
|Opponent Player||Personal Fouls||2-point FG||3-point FG||Free Throws Made||Free Throws Attempted||Total points||TEAM:||PDS|
George School @ The Hun School of Princeton—Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 4:15 p.m.
The girls' varsity team traveled to Hun School and returned with another victory. In fact, the Cougars made up real ground after falling behind and then held on for an impressive team win, 62-50. In the first quarter, the guests were having difficulty getting the ball into the basket and Hun couldn't miss form anywhere on the floor. At the end of the quarter, the hosts were up 20-12 and feeling confident. After pleading with our team to play on the defensive end of the floor, the guests turned things around. And the defense translated into instant offense. Aqua Withers Carello '21 stayed consistent by finishing her two shots in the first quarter when the Cougars were struggling offensively. And Lauren Hanna '21 entered the game and immediately made an impact. On consecutive possessions, Lauren was spotting up on the perimeter and nailed two three pointers. The flurry was duplicated by Paiyton Penn '22 who would not be out done. She, too, nailed two consecutive three pointers and helped the Cougars score twenty points in the quarter and take a 32-31 lead into the half. Contributing to the comeback was co-captain Kaliyah Myrick's '21 eight rebounds and five assists. And as the second half began, the Cougars continued to defend the hot shooting of their hosts and finish shots on the offensive end of the floor. It was now Alexis Martinez' '21 time to shine. She collected eleven points in the second half and pulled down eight rebounds. As well, Paiyton scored nine points in the second half to finish with a team high nineteen. The Cougars' defense held Hun to just thirteen points in the third period. In the fourth, senior co-captain Alexandra Long, who contributed five rebounds, three steals, one block, and three assists, drained her only three pointer of the game that gave the Cougars an eleven point edge. The Cougars played strong defense and only gave up one made basket and three free throws to finish the game. Every member of the team made a big play to help the team finish with a well deserved, hard fought win. The Cougars host Pennington School on Thursday.
|FSL Player||Personal Fouls||2-point FG||3-point FG||Free Throws Made||Free Throws Attempted||Total points|
|Aqua Withers Carello||2||2||0||0||0||4|
|Izzy Robinson Choete||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Opponent Player||Personal Fouls||2-point FG||3-point FG||Free Throws Made||Free Throws Attempted||Total points||TEAM:||HUN|
George School vs The Pennington School—Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
The girls' varsity team finished the 2019 portion of their season with four consecutive wins. On Thursday, the Cougars defeated the girls from The Pennington School 53-34. The Cougars started the game strongly and never looked back. In fact, in the first quarter, the hosts posted 19 points while holding Pennington to 9. For the second game in a row, junior Lauren Hanna dropped the first of her three 3-pointers in the stanza, while sophomore Paiyton Penn contributed 5 points and junior co-captain Kaliyah Myricks scored 8 of her 16 points to start the game. Defensively GS was led by senior co-captain Alexandra Long who blocked 3 shots, had 3 steals, and pulled down 2 rebounds. Kaliyah also had 3 blocks and 1 steal while pulling down 9 rebounds. In the second quarter, the Cougars continued their stellar play. Freshman Kate Bariahtaris helped the cause with some positive defense and rebounding; she ended the game with 3 rebounds. She also contributed 4 points to lead the bench players. At the half, the Cougars were leading the Raiders by a score of 36-18. In the second half, the girls picked right up where they left off. They once again held Pennington to single digits on offense and the bench players played significant minutes. Junior Lexi Alloway, sophomore Alida Amindji, and senior Izzy Robinson Cloete played hard and contributed to the victory. Alexandra finished with 8 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals and 9 points on 3 for 6 shooting from the field. Junior Aqua Withers Carello finished with 4 points, while Paiyton finished the game with 9. The Cougars as a whole pulled down 29 rebounds and dished out 16 assists. All statistics that highlight the team concept. Unfortunately for the Cougars, junior Alexis Martinez got struck in the eye in the third quarter. She scored 2 points. The Cougars will play in the Doane Academy Invite on December 27th and December 28th. The first game will be at 8:00.
SPARTAN CLASSIC Invitational (GS @ PC)—Friday, December 27, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m.
George School defeated Philmont Christian last night to advance to the Spartan Classic championship game tonight at 8 PM.
SPARTAN CLASSIC Championship Game (GS @ DA)—Saturday, December 28, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m.
The George School Girls' Varsity Basketball team won the 2nd Annual Spartan Classic Basketball Tournament with a 72-19 victory over Doane Academy. The game was streamed on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfF26LGfDQM
George School vs Abington Friends School—Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School vs Little Flower Catholic High School—Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.
George School vs Friends Select School—Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School @ Friends’ Central School—Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School @ Moorestown Friends School—Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School vs Plumstead Christian Academy—Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.
Due to the weather, today's game has been canceled.
George School @ Academy of the New Church—Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 3:45 p.m.
George School vs Germantown Friends School—Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School won an overtime thriller vs GFS on Friday night. The win pushed the team's overall season record to 10 wins & 5 losses. More importantly, the win sets up a matchup versus Shipley School on Wednesday to decide the final spot in the FSL playoffs.
George School @ Shipley School—Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.
Varsity Girls Basketball FSL 4 vs 5 Play-in Game—Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Girls Basketball FSL Semi-finals—Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Girls Basketball FSL Quaker Cup Semi-finals (GS vs FSS)—Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
Varsity Girls Basketball FSL Final—Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.
George School vs Germantown Friends School (FSL Quaker Cup Finals)—Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
George School beat Germantown Friends School 30-26 to win the Friends Schools League Quaker Cup championship. In the defensive struggle, George School prevailed by playing stifling defense and displaying the offensive discipline to work for high-percentage shots. As expected, Germantown used most of the shot clock on each of their possessions which helped to cause the relatively low scoring totals for both teams. Despite the low score, it was a very exciting game and an appropriate way for our two seniors, Izzy Robinson-Cloete and Alexandra Long, to walk off their home court for the final time as champions.