With winter coming to a close, so has the LWA basketball season. As we are returning to normalcy post Covid, sports play a big role, so we are glad to have a full basketball season back at Lawrence Woodmere Academy.
In girls junior varsity basketball, they finished an upsetting season with zero wins. The girls persevered through three games playing against Kew-Forest, Knox School, and Schechter School. The Tigers averaged about 20 points per game. In their first game against Knox on December 13th, the Tigers only lost by 7 points! This was a significant game in relation to team morale, as it was the girls’ first time playing with each other, under a new coach as well. They moved on to play against Schechter, where Lawrence scored 27 points, and when they went against Kew Forest they scored 16 points. Unfortunately, due to covid, the girls season was cut short after only 3 games.
In boys varsity basketball, the Tigers wrapped up the season with three victories. The boys put up a fight against Portledge, Long Island Lutheran, Stony Brook, and Knox School. Each game was extremely close and all the players gave it their all. Star player and Captain Aiden Best averaged 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals a game. Aiden got a full ride D1 scholarship to Hofstra University. We wish all of our senior athletes the best in college!
Thank you, players, for your hard work out on the court. We look forward to the 2023 season and the future of the LWA Tiger basketball teams!