Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Chase Collegiate at NEPSAC Tournament - Loss (29-46 - February 27, 2019

Dublin girls Varsity basketball ended its season on Wednesday with a tough loss to Chase Collegiate in the quarterfinals of the NEPSAC playoffs, 46-29. As was the case all season, the girls left it all on the court, showing great hustle and determination throughout. Four minutes into the second half, the Wildcats cut the deficit to 5 points, at 32-27, but Chase put on a half-court trap that resulted in a number of steals and fast-break layups to seal the game. Dublin was lead in scoring by Kusum Aryal '21 with 10 points, Mia Fantauzzi '22 with 8, Josie Switzer '21 and Hannah Spindler '19 with 4 apiece, Celeste Hopson '20 with 2, and senior co-captain Tatiyana Dunkers '19 adding a free throw. 

Dublin ends the year with a record of 12-7 and a River Valley Athletic League championship. Mia Fantauzzi will represent the team on "Super Sunday" at the Class D/E all-star game at Loomis Chaffee. 

Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Tilton School JV - Win (37-27) - February 23, 2019

Dublin girls Varsity basketball stretched its winning streak to seven straight games, beating Tilton's JV team 37-27 on Saturday afternoon. Playing its last regular-season game on the road, the Wildcats jumped on top early, but their shooting touch went cold and Tilton closed to within two points, early in the second half. Two timely three-pointers by Kusum Aryal '21 and excellent rebounding from Josie Switzer '21 and Hannah Spindler '19 helped preserve the lead. Dublin was led in scoring by Mia Fantauzzi '22 with 17 points, followed by Aryal with 8, and Spindler and Switzer with 6 points apiece. Fantauzzi, averaging 15.7 points per game, was also named a NEPSAC all-star.

Dublin (12-6, 6-0 RVAL) is in the playoffs! Having earned the 7th seed in the Class E NEPSAC tournament, the Wildcats will travel to Waterbury, Connecticut, on Wednesday to play 2nd-seeded Chase Collegiate. Tip-off is at 3:30 p.m.

Girls Win RVAL Title over Eagle Hill School - (57-31) - February 14, 2019

Girls Win RVAL Title over Eagle Hill School - (57-31) - February 14, 2019

With victories over Putney and Eagle Hill on their home court, Dublin girls basketball successfully defended their River Valley Athletic League title. In the semifinals, playing some of their best basketball of the season, the Wildcats steamrolled to a 30-5 lead at halftime and won easily, 42-20. Senior captain Tatiyana Dunkers '19 was making plays at both ends of the court, scoring 6 points, and Hannah Spindler '19 dominated the boards. Mia Fantauzzi '22 finished with 18 points to lead all scorers, while Kusum Aryal '21 added 14 points. 

Against Eagle Hill in Thursday night's RVAL final, a tight game was blown wide open in the second half, as Fantauzzi and Aryal combined for nine three-pointers, scoring 26 and 21 points respectively. With the score 30-27, Dublin ended the game with a decisive 27-4 run to claim the 2018-2019 league championship. Hannah Spindler '19 had 6 points and Josie Switzer '21 added 4 points. Senior co-captain Spindler and Dunkers, playing in their final game on their home court, were honored in a ceremony after the big win. 

Dublin (11-6, 6-0 RVAL) has now won six straight games. They play at Tilton next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. before preparing for an appearance in the Class E NEPSAC tournament.

Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Putney School - Win (37-16) - February 9, 2019

Dublin hosted league rival Putney on Saturday afternoon in a scrappy game filled with loose balls, tipped passes, and bodies rolling around on the floor. Dublin struggled to score in the opening half, but solid defense helped them open up an 19-7 lead after the first period. Putney continued to crash the boards in the second half and took away Dublin's inside game, but the scoring punch of Kusum Aryal '21 and Mia Fantauzzi '22 were too much, as Dublin won by a final of 37-16. 

Aryal led all scorers with 19 points, while Fantauzzi had 13. Senior co-captain Tatiyana Dunkers '19 added 3 points and Josie Switzer '21 had 2. 

Dublin (9-6, 4-0 RVAL) will be the first seed in the league tournament, which begins next week. After an opening bye, Dublin will host a semifinal game on Tuesday at a time to be announced.

Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Brimmer and May - Win (50-46) - February 6, 2019

Dublin girls basketball won a great game on the road Wednesday, defeating Brimmer and May, 50-46. Coming into the day, Brimmer and May was ranked 5th in NEPSAC's Class E, Dublin 11th. Dublin, however, was severely shorthanded, as only six players were available to make the trip down to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. That didn't stop the visitors from coming out firing, knocking down four three-pointers on the way to a 33-13 halftime lead. A terrific rebounding effort by senior co-captain Hannah Spindler '19 helped shut down Brimmer's scoring attack, and Mia Fantauzzi '22 scored 16 of her team-high 18 points in the first half. The home team came roaring back in the second period, capitalizing on Dublin's turnovers in the backcourt and closing within 46-44 with three minutes remaining in the game. Clutch baskets by Josie Switzer '21 sealed the victory, however, sending Dublin to its third consecutive victory.

Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School - Win (42-25) - January 30, 2019

Dublin girls basketball remained undefeated in the River Valley Athletic League, defeating PVCICS 42-25 in Amherst, Mass., on Wednesday. A balanced scoring attack in the first half, along with aggressive defense from Wildcats guards, gave the visitors an early cushion, and the team never looked back. Blessing Akinmade '21 played her best game of the season, collecting 4 steals and 3 assists in an all-around excellent effort. Mia Fantauzzi '22 continued her hot shooting, scoring a game-high 14 points in limited minutes. Kusum Aryal '21 added 12 points, Hannah Spindler '19 had 5, Almesha Duhart '22 had 3, and Josie Switzer '21, Celeste Hopson '20, and Samantha Pfiffer '20 each contributed 2 points. 

Dublin (6-6, 3-0 RVAL) faces High Mowing at home on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Middlesex School - Loss (14-50) - January 26, 2019

After a blowout win on Friday, Dublin girls basketball took their lumps against Middlesex School on Saturday, losing big, 50-14. Middlesex was too tall, too quick, too disciplined, and with too deep a bench for the Wildcats, who had trouble getting open looks at the basket all game long. Josie Switzer '21 led the team with 6 points, Mia Fantauzzi '22 had 5, and Kusum Aryal '21 added 3 points.

The loss drops Dublin's record to 5-6 (2-0 RVAL) on the season.