2014 Varsity Basketball

The varsity basketball team started the season with lofty goals and expected tremendous success. Unfortunately, we did not reach our goals of making it to the NYCAL Championships and getting a chance to play at CCNY. Despite clearly having the talent to compete on a daily basis, the guys never really gelled into a cohesive unit. With only one junior and no sophomores, it was challenging for the four seniors and eight freshmen to find a common ground. Ironically, in the final game of the season, in the first round of the NYCAL Playoffs, the boys played terrific team basketball but unfortunately ran into a Loyola team that simply could not miss a shot. After the game, the seniors and I reiterated to the returning players that next year it is going to take a lot of hard work and training if we are going to get to the level we need to be at in order to compete. I am happy that the seniors had the opportunity to play a game on the main floor of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and that they ended the season by all playing arguably their best games of the year. I will really miss coaching and working with this special group from the Class of 2014. I really enjoyed watching them grow into terrific players. – Coach Andrew West