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Players Set Greens Farms School Hoops Records

Greenwich's Sean Obi grabbed a Greens Farms Academy school record with 30 rebounds as GFA defeated Brunswick 51-40 before a full house; Matt Tate sets another school mark with 11 assists

The Greens Farms Academy boys basketball team held its annual "Pack The House" fundraiser Saturday, and it turned into a record-breaking night for the Dragons.

Greenwich's Sean Obi grabbed a school-record 30 rebounds as GFA defeated Brunswick 51-40 before a full house.

In addition, Greenwich's Matt Tate broke his own school mark with 11 assists as GFA improved to 4-3 overall and 3-3 in the Fairchester Athletic Association.

“I attribute that terrific defensive performance to the standing room only crowd," GFA coach Doug Scott said. "My kids really tapped into that crowd energy and noise.”

Obi, who also held the previous GFA single-game mark for rebounds, led the Dragons with 14 points. It was his 30th consecutive double-double.

Greenwich's Hunter Eggers chipped in with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Dragons, who  held a 25-21 lead at halftime, while Westport's Brian Comey contributed 10 points and eight rebounds.

Devin Mehra was the only player in double figures for Brunswick (2-4, 1-3) with 10 points.

 

George Moose January 09, 2012 at 01:32 PM
I had the pleasure of attending this game and watching GFA's solid performance. However this picture "GFA freshman Zach Baines of Stamford gets past Brunswick's Billy Murphy" is quite misleading. On this particular play Billy Murphy blocked his shot, grabbed the rebound, dribbled out and passed to his teammate Devin Mehra for a fast break lay up. If you are going to report about events such as a high school basketball game, you owe it to our community and yourself to be accurate. George
George Moose January 09, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Statistically speaking this article is a mess. Let's start with 11 assists for Matt Tate- he is lucky if he is credited with 5. Hunter Eggers actually had closer to 11 rebounds. Brian Comey had at most 5 rebounds. And finally, Sean Obi, while he owned the boards- around 19 is the most he actually pulled down. This is important because some day some kid, who probably isn't born yet, will attend GFA and actually pull down 30 rebounds only to find out that it happened once before??? Oh, and I won't even bother with "30 double-doubles in a row"... come on, this would garnish national attention and would be on 60 minutes and Sean would be signed at Kentucky. So what does this all tell us? All statistics coming from GFA staff are misleading, exaggerated and can not be counted on as factual.
James Hobbs January 09, 2012 at 08:44 PM
What you don't understand is that this article was captioned from another article from a different website that liberally borrows from the GFA coach's perspective on the game. You'll notice there is no real reporting about the game, no "quote" from the Brunswick coach. It's a relentless campaign by the school to legitimize a program built on questionable player recruitment. Grow an honest program then crow about it coach!
James Hobbs January 09, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Also, actual reporters who attended the game called it the "ugliest" in memory. Refs gathered both teams TWICE midcourt to tell them to cool it with the rough stuff. So "my kids tapping into crowd energy and noise" was really something else. But you'd had to be there to get the real story.

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