FORT WASHINGTON -- Fresh off of back-to-back wins against Inter-Ac League opponents, Germantown Academy’s girls basketball team welcomed Archbishop John Carroll on Jan. 24. While the match was a break from league play, GA did not exactly get the night off. Archbishop John Carroll was able to top the home team, 66-53.
Germantown Academy came into the contest averaging almost 64 points a game during its small win streak. The team was also 8-1 when they scored at least 50 points. However, Archbishop John Carroll came out firing, hitting a three pointer to open the game. In total, they made three shots from behind the arc on their way to a 15-6 first quarter lead.
Momentum briefly shifted at the beginning of the second quarter when four different Germantown Academy players recorded a basket during a 10-5 run that spanned three minutes. The Patriots were only stopped by a jump-ball at the 3:32 mark. After that though, John Carroll closed the half on a 15-4 run. They led 34-20 at the break.
GA started to make its move in the third. The Patriots outscored their opponent, 20-16 in the quarter, making it a 50-40 ballgame. Kendall Bennett ‘23 led the charge for GA, tallying 10 of her team-high 22 points in the third frame. Also helping the push were Issy Casey '24, Jenna Aponik '24 and Gabby Bowes '25.
However, the fourth offered a different story. Archbishop John Carroll outscored the Patriots 16-13, including a 12-3 run in the middle of the quarter that extended the lead to 16. GA ended the game on a 6-3 run, but could not make up the difference.
Germantown Academy falls to 9-6 on the season. They take on Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at home on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
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Kendall Bennett - 22 points (2-5 FT)
Issy Casey - 8 points
Sam Wade '24 - 7 points (2-3 FT)
Jess Aponik '24 - 6 points (2-2 FT)
Gabby Bowes - 6 points (3-4 FT)
Jenna Aponik '24 - 2 points
CeeJay Thomas '25 - 2 points