Coming off of their first home game in more than a month, the Cushing Varsity Boys’ Basketball team headed back out on the road for a league game against the Gators of Brimmer and May School. The road warrior Penguins took the trip in stride as they headed to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with a purpose and brought a victory back to Ashburnham.
The Penguins stormed out to a big lead in the first half and they would never lose the lead in the Saturday afternoon tilt. The halftime score was 41-21 in favor of the Penguins and eight players scored in the half with guard Bensley Joseph ‘21 leading the way with 11 points. Cushing did let their foot off the gas in the second half as they only scored a total of seven baskets to close out the game and were outscored by the Brimmer team by 4 points in the half. But the lead they built in the first half was never in jeopardy and despite being outscored in the second half, the Cushing team still left the court with a 16 point victory when the final horn went off.
Cushing leading scorers -
Isaiah Gray ‘20 - 17 points
Bensley Joseph ‘21 - 15 points
Coby Gold ‘20 - 11 points
Tomorrow, Sunday, January 26th, Cushing will host the annual NEPSAC AA Classic in the Watkins Field House and Heslin Gymnasium. There will be seven total games on the day with Cushing hosting Route 12 rival Winchendon School in the Field House. Tip-off between the Penguins and Wapiti is scheduled for 1:30pm.
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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.