Published 1:37 pm, Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The two top-ranked teams in New England Class C — St. Luke’s and Greens Farms Academy — met in the NEPSAC postseason championship game and it was the New Canaan-based Storm who came away with its second straight title, 74-65. It was the fourth time this season the Storm topped the Dragons, each previous time by single digits.
Six-foot-eight senior center Sunday Okeke (Darien) wrapped up a four-year career at GFA with 23 points, while sophomore guard Cole Prowitt-Smith (Fairfield) tossed in 22, but it wasn’t enough.
The loss ended GFA’s season at 20-8.
In a 93-74 quarterfinal win over Berwick Aacdemy (Maine) School, Okeke went for 22 points and 20 rebounds to pace a balanced attack.
In GFA’s 68-57 semifinal win over Hamden Hall, Okeke led the charge with a triple-double that included 19 points, 21 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.
Holzinger added 17 points while Prowitt-Smith tallied 14 and Roteman scored 10.
The event is an individual tournament where each high school team in the state sends its top three fencers in foil, epee, and saber.
Sophomore Willem Schuddeboom (Darien) placed 71st, after switching from to epee to foil this season to help the team form a full squad. The boys epee team finished with a fifth seed, statewide.
In girls foil, junior Caroline Telesz (Fairfield) tied for 51st. Sophomore Amy Petschek (Norwalk) placed 38th, winning four of six bouts.
In boys foil, Zach Rothwell (Fairfield) placed 53rd. In girls saber, captain Shira Friedson (Trumbull) placed 16th, entering the round of 16 through a close 15-13 comeback after being down 4-8. Hannah Calzone (Norwalk) placed 20th. Both made it through some intense bouts to reach the placements they made.
In boys saber, sophomore Alex Galik (Darien) placed 27th.