VBB vs. Bradford Christian Academy: CA 77; BCA 66

Cushing Academy – 77
Bradford Christian Academy – 66
The Cushing Varsity Boys’ Basketball team hosted Bradford Christian Academy in the Watkins Field House for a Friday night affair after returning from Deerfield where they earned a strong win over another NEPSAC opponent. BCA is a dynamic team with outstanding talent and tons of potential on the offensive end. The BCA team features shooters who stretch the floor and make it difficult for the defense to contest deep ranged jumpers and it was shown at times when they were knocking down threes over the outstretched hands of the Cushing defenders. Cushing had a clear size advantage and they took advantage of this early and often down low in the paint. At the end of the first half the game it was 51-18 in favor of your Cushing Academy Penguins. There was no doubt about this one from that point onwards, but it didn’t mean BCA gave up. As the Penguins were rotating players through and spreading out the play, BCA sparked a run in the second half which closed the gap immensely and resulted in a final score of 77-66 in favor of the Penguins. The BCA team was led by Precious Okoh who hit four threes in the second half and had 26 points overall. The scoring for the Penguins was more spread out as just about every player scored.
Highlights of the game: 
- Ethan Menzies dominant presence in the paint
- 4 first half threes from Sean Conway
- Spread scoring for the Penguins
- Outstanding defensive effort in the first half by Cushing
Scoring for Cushing:
Ethan Menzies – 17 points
Daman Tate – 15 points
Sean Conway – 14 points
Andrew Kirkpatrick – 9 points
Kyle Murphy – 8 points
Bensley Joseph – 4 points
Malachi Ndur – 4 points
Will Campbell – 3 points
Avery Heinz – 2 points
Jaden Bobbett – 1 point
The boys have a quick turnaround as they welcome St. Andrews School to the Watkins Field House tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 19th at 2:00pm.
Season Record: 11-2

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.