The Dublin Wildcats were able to bounce back from last weeks loss, with a well-rounded team effort in a strong win over fellow RVAL member Charlemont Academy. Dublin did a really good job attacking the glass early on, and they utilized their depth in this, their first RVAL game of the season. Bette Imhoff, Amani Natson, and Hannah Spindler combined for 16 first half rebounds, 8 of which were offensive, giving the Wildcats multiple opportunities to score. Seo In Cho took full advantage of her first start of the season and scored six of her new season-high eight points in the first half. Point guard Bette Imhoff did a good job picking her spots throughout the half, efficiently scoring in transition as well as shelling out multiple assists helping Dublin to a 27-4 lead going into halftime.
Varsity boys' basketball took care of business in their home opener on Wednesday night, defeating River Valley Athletic League rival Eagle Hill, 59-40. Dublin led from wire to wire, building a 28-22 halftime lead on the strength of pesky half-court defense and the hot shooting hand of Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan '20, playing in his first game of the year. Eagle Hill hung close for the first ten minutes of the second half, forcing a series of turnovers in the open floor. But the Wildcats kept their cool, scoring big fast-break buckets down the stretch to seal the victory. Belliveau-Ryan led both teams in scoring with 25 points, including five three-pointers, to go with 4 assists. Junior co-captain Kyle Mincey '19 added 9 points and 3 assists, while senior co-captain Fabryce Joseph '18 had 6 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 assists in a great all-around effort.
Mother nature has finally blessed us with some snow here in Dublin! The snowboarders have been hard at work on dry-land training, and today they took to the snow for the first time this season. Many of our more experienced riders spent the weekend hard at work on a mini-course right in the heart of Dublin's campus, and our veterans spent some time on it today. Our rookies have been getting accustomed to their new equipment and practiced some starts and stops today alongside our veterans. Tomorrow, we'll head over to Crotched Mountain to pick up rentals for those who need them. Thanks for all of your continued support. Friday will be our first day on the mountain, and we can't wait!