VBB vs. Vermont Academy: CA 66; Vermont 57

Cushing Academy – 66
Vermont Academy - 57
The Cushing Academy Varsity Boys’ Basketball team made the trip up to Vermont Academy, where they were set to battle a skilled AA opponent. Following a loss to South Kent the Penguins were hungry for a win and brought an energy and noise to Saxtons River that electrified the gym. 
Early in the action the Penguins stifled their opponent’s offensive sets with their defense forcing many turnovers and difficult shots. Kyle Murphy was the hot hand to start the game for the Penguins as he buried threes and corralled offensive rebounds for easy put backs. Helping out on the offensive end was Sean Conway, who nailed two threes in the first half. At the end of the first 18 minutes of play the Penguins were up 33-22. In the second half Cushing worked hard to force tough shots from Vermont Academy to stifle their scoring. On the offensive end, the Penguins were impressive on the interior to gather offensive rebounds get the ball into the post to break down the Vermont defense. A demonstration of strong will and physical toughness carried the visitors throughout the rest of the ball game. The final score was 66-57 in favor of Cushing.
Scoring for the Penguins: 
Kyle Murphy 22 points
Daman Tate 10 points
Ethan Menzies 10 points
Alexis Reyes 8 points
Sean Conway 6 points
Malachi Ndur 5 points
Bensley Joseph 4 points
Daniel Braster 1points
Game Highlights:
- Stifling defense from the Penguins
- Great ball movement on the offensive end which resulted in spread scoring all around.
- Tough play from Ethan Menzies and Malachi Ndur to win the battle on the interior and create foul trouble for Vermont.
The team will be headed to Babson College this Friday, Dec. 7th to face Canterbury School. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:40pm.
Season Record: 4-1

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.