Senior Boys Varsity Basketball team goes 13-1 in Metro League play

As the Senior Boys Varsity Basketball team prepares for Capital Region playoffs, which begin February 11, it’s already been quite a season.
Grammar went 13-1 in Metro league play, the first time any Grammar team – boys or girls – posted such a record.  The boys split their games with Dartmouth High, each team winning on the other’s home court, and a rematch in the playoffs is very possible.
This season is also the first in which Grammar swept Citadel and posted wins at both Dartmouth and Auburn Drive.
Over the holiday break, the team travelled to Virginia for a tournament, going 1-2, and impressing onlookers with its three-point shooting.
“Does everybody in Canada shoot threes like that?” one coach asked Grammar coach Tim McGarrigle, after a game in which six of our players made shots from beyond the arc.
The team spent a day in Washington, D.C., visiting a Smithsonian museum, the Washington and Lincoln memorials, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (the wall) and the White House.  We also attended a University of Maryland game and visited an escape room.
“I think that what makes this team special is the willingness of the players to play and act the right way,” Coach McGarrigle said.  “And they seem to really enjoy each other’s company, which makes coaching them an enviable job.”
Next week, the Gryphons are playing in the Coal Bowl tournament in New Waterford, where they’ll face competition from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Best of luck to our Grammar Gryphons!