MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
Boys Basketball vs Steiner
Down three players, the Boys Basketball traveled to Great Barrington to take on Rudolf Steiner. Regardless, the boys played hard and were in the game throughout. Their offense improved from their last game, and they continue to give a full effort. Final score Rudolf Stiener 31 – 21 WMS.
Coed vs. Steiner
Ski Race Team vs. IMS/Rumsey
Girls Basketball vs. Sherman
The boys team faced off against Sherman for the second time this season. The Sherman team started off with a full-court press that intimidated our team at first, especially with the absence of our most-seasoned point guard. Once we started to pass through the press, we found our confidence. We were able to keep the score close throughout the entire game. Final Score: WMS 26, Sherman 29.
Boys Basketball vs. Steiner
Girls vs. Steiner
Coed vs. Steiner
Our Coed basketball team traveled to Great Barrington to take on Rudolph Steiner for the second meeting this season. Though successful in our first match-up at home, this game proved more of a challenge for our younger Bears. We were a bit unprepared off the tip off with one Steiner player sinking three baskets in the first minute of the game. We tried adjusting to that player’s talent and worked hard to try and shut him down throughout the game. When their super star was taken out, we had the opportunity to work on and improve on all aspects of the game and out-played the rest of their team in both halves. Our post players tried hard to get open under the basket, while our point guard and wings passed the ball around the perimeter to create scoring opportunities. We dominated in rebounds, on both sides of the court, and were very aggressive forcing a lot of jump balls with the Steiner team. We were very shy at taking shots, especially when open as our players like to pass, but had many good looks and some nice baskets. Even though we came up short, as their top player scored most of the baskets, I was very proud of their improvement as a team and flexibility in adjusting to the situation. Final Score: WMS 15, Steiner 29.
THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2018
Boys Basketball vs. Sherman
The Boys had their first away game versus Sherman Middle School. The Sherman team put on a full court press, which took our team by surprise. It took us the first half to adjust to the pressure. Though we were behind by 10 at one point, we were able to bring it down to a 2-point game by the time the half time buzzer sounded. We fought hard during the second half, but just could not pull together an effective offense. Sherman held us to one basket the entire second half. We still played very tough defensively, and ended up losing by a mere 8. Final Score: Sherman 27, WMS 19
Girls Basketball vs. Sherman
The Girls Basketball team traveled to Sherman Middle School on Thursday. The game started with a strong run from Sherman, but our girls quickly responded with a few fast breaks to close the gap and come out on top as the half ended. At the start of the second half the Sherman team came out strong and started catching up to us. The girls did not stop playing their hardest until the final buzzer as they came out with a 22-20 win over Sherman. Thank you to all the parents who made the trip to come watch us! It was a great game to watch and the girls are excited for the rest of our season!
MONDAY, JANUARY 22
Ski Race Team
Coed Basketball vs. Rumsey
The Coed Basketball Team welcomed Rumsey to our home gym for the second of 4 match-ups this season. After a weekend of film study from their first game vs Rumsey, WMS was focused and eager at tip off. We featured a balanced scoring attack, getting contributions from all across the roster. Holli, Oskar and Synae’a took charge of running the offense and creating opportunities. They were supported by the hard cuts and quick hands of Ana, Christos, Caroline and Layla. The defense was anchored by the combination of Charlotte, Vivian and Serena, who battled hard down low. The team looks forward to two more chances against their cross town rivals. Final Score: Rumsey 25, WMS 14. See photos from this game on Flickr.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24
Coed Basketball vs. Indian Mountain
The Coed Basketball Team hit the road on Wednesday, traveling North for their game at Indian Mountain School. This was one of the team’s tougher challenges to date, as the opposition had a clear size advantage from the jump. Despite this, WMS battled hard and showed off an improved offense against the zone of the IMS Falcons. Ben and Ashleen took care of ball handling duties and kept the pressure on. Charlotte, Layla, and Wyatt ran hard on the wings and showed off excellent spacing. The forward rotation of Jemima, Vivian, Reagan, Lucy, and Serena played stout on ball defense and worked tirelessly on the boards against their taller counterparts. The team is hitting their stride and staying hungry for wins. Final Score: IMS 32, WMS 16.
Boys Basketball vs. Rumsey
The Boys Basketball Team had a very difficult time running their offense and being able to score points in the first half against a familiar Rumsey team. Fortunately, they were able to keep a strong defense and maintain a reasonable score by half time. (12-2) They were able to pick up their offensive momentum in the second half, but were not able to catch Rumsey. Final Score: Rumsey 29, WMS 17.