Offense Runs Wild Against Agnes Irwin

FORT WASHINGTON — If anyone thought that Germantown Academy’s girls basketball team would suffer a let down following their 69-10 dismantling of The Baldwin School, they were sadly mistaken. The Patriots overpowered Agnes Irwin School on Feb. 3, 80-19, and registered their ninth straight win.

Not only was it an Inter-Ac League game, but more importantly it was a “Think Pink” game. The girls basketball team took a moment before the game to remember Lauren Bolen, mother of Lilly Bolen ’17, who passed away only days after fulfilling her pledge to see Lilly graduate from GA.

“We went into this knowing that we’d have fun out there,” Alexa Naessens ’18 said. “It was for Lilly. It was a pretty easy win, but we still played hard.”

Winning by 61 points is hard to accomplish, but staying composed and mistake free may be harder. That was not the case for Germantown Academy.

The Patriots’ depth was on display as 11 players scored. Even though there was a constant subbing in and out of players, the Patriots’ offense never stalled.

“Things like that happened because they all come in to practice everyday wanting to get better,” Head Coach Sherri Retif said. “When it’s game time it’s easier than practice. It’s such a challenge [at practice] because they’re constantly making each other better and going hard.”

Despite leading 22-2 after the first quarter, Germantown Academy kept going. They held Agnes Irwin to only six points in the second frame while scoring 20 themselves.

The halftime break was the only thing that stopped GA’s offense, but as soon as it was over, the Patriots started rolling again. Catherine Polisano ’18 started the third quarter scoring, which turned into a 22-2 GA scoring run. The game ended with the Patriots outscoring the Owls 16-9 in the fourth quarter.

Jaye Haynes ’20 led the scoring with 13 points, while Polisano was close behind with 12. Becca Booth ’21 also scored in double figures, registering 11 points. Although those players were able to hit their shots with ease, it was Naessens who was named Player of the Game. The senior finished with six points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Germantown Academy has a few days off, but return to action with two games next week. On Feb. 6 they host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, a team they beat 70-46 earlier this year. The next day they travel to Academy of Notre Dame De Namur.

1 2 3 4 Final
Germantown Academy 22 20 22 16 80
Agnes Irwin School 2 6 2 9 19

GA Stats

Name FG Made FT Made 3pt Made Pt Total
Jaye Haynes 5 3 0 13
Catherine Polisano 5 2 0 12
Becca Booth 4 3 0 11
Jessica Moore 4 1 0 9
Maddie Vizza 3 0 2 8
Rachel Balzer 3 0 1 7
Alexa Naessens 1 4 0 6
Maddie Burns 2 1 0 5
Julia Johnson 2 0 0 4
Lindsay Putnam 0 3 0 3
Sarah DiLello 1 0 0 2

Agnes Irwin Stats

Name FG Made FT Made 3pt made Pt Total
Taryn Kelly 2 2 0 6
Mary Grace Miller 2 1 0 5
Liz McNulty 1 0 0 2
Sydney Wolfington 1 0 0 2
Katie Anderson 0 2 0 2
Gianna Napoleon 1 0 0 2

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