VBB vs. Andrews Osbourne Academy (ISA): CA-76; AOA (ISA)-69

Cushing Academy - 76
Andrews Osbourne Academy (ISA) - 69

The Cushing Varsity Boys’ Basketball team took on Andrews Osbourne Academy (ISA) from Ohio on Wednesday night.  The Cushing team finished up their finals on Wednesday morning and were looking forward to getting on the court to work through their final few games prior to the holiday break.

The Penguins looked to improve to 5-2 on the season overall, but it was not an easy game as ISA put up a strong fight and the game was kept within single digits for the majority.  Early on in the action it was a defensive battle between the teams as Cushing and ISA both had a hard time getting the ball to fall through the net. Leading the Penguins during this early period were Isaiah Gray ‘20 and Alexis Matos-Reyes ‘21 as they attacked the rim and hit open shots from the three point arc.  The competition was close until Cushing used a second half run to open the lead to their largest of the game at 16 points. Once the Penguins gained this lead, they held ISA at arms’ length to protect their victory and advance to 5-2 overall on the season.

Scoring for Cushing -
Isaiah Gray ‘20 - 24 points
Alexis Matos-Reyes ‘21 - 21 points
Daniel Braster ‘20 - 10 points
Bensley Joseph ‘21 - 9 points
Coby Gold ‘20 - 6 points
Clay Bolster ‘20 - 3 points
Malachi Ndur ‘20 - 1 point

The Penguins will close out their first semester schedule on Friday, December 20th against Proctor Academy (5:45pm) and Saturday, December 21st against St. Andrews School (4:45pm).  Both games will be played at St. Andrews School and the team will head off on their holiday break before returning in early January to resume action.

Season Record to Date: 5-2

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.