Belmont Hill Basketball Jumps Into Season

The Belmont Hill Basketball team started the highly anticipated season off strong with a huge double-OT win vs. St. Paul’s, a strongly ranked pre-season squad. Junior Captain Isaiah Langham ‘25 came up clutch with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and some pivotal buckets down the stretch. Junior guards Jamari Robinson ‘25 and Giacomo Kaplan ‘25 added 19 points and 14 points, respectively. 

Unfortunately, the team went on to lose three games against highly competitive teams following that. Critical injuries such as Preston Evans ‘25, a junior starting forward, also impacted the team. Exiting winter break, the basketball team posted a disappointing 2-6 record. 

Fortunately, the team has been able to get back on track quickly since then. On Wednesday, January 10th, the team faced Groton. The 35-point win was led by an explosive performance from Senior captain Will Yakoobian ‘24, who dropped 19 points and 10 rebounds. Back on track, the team cruised past a strong BB&N team on their home court. Then, the following day, they headed down to play a hungry Suffield Academy team. Down the stretch, the team closed out a huge game with a massive 30-point performance from Giacomo Kaplan ’25, complemented by a strong 27-point showing from Langham. 

When asked about the season and looking forward, Giacomo Kaplan said, “We started off the year slow, but I think we have started to figure it out over the last week, winning three straight games capped off by a win on the road at Suffield. We have some important games in weeks ahead and we’re definitely heading in the right direction hoping to continue to win games.” The Panel Staff wishes the Varsity Baseball team good luck!

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