The boy’s basketball team made it to the 2nd round of the Woodrow Wilson tournament losing to Porter. The Moran boys were one of the most watched teams, gaining support from fans in the stand – scoring over 50 in all games. The boys put on a great showcase of teamwork and grit. 8th graders Jack McDonnell, Garrett Harrison, Joe Amarone, Jack Swierczynski, and Chris Murzak played their hearts out, leaving everything they have on the floor.
Yesterday the Lady Mustangs remained undefeated as they ended their season beating cross-town rival Dag Hammarskjold in a very tight battle. The score of the game was Moran 49 and Dag 42.
Moran’s offense was led by co-captains Hayleigh Lagase and Julianna Fazzino. Hayleigh Lagase registered a double/double scoring 11pts and 10 rebounds while Julianna Fazzino led all scorers with 15pts and contributed 5 assists. Caitlyn Hunt had an amazing game on offense and defense despite being in foul trouble early on in the game. Caitlyn Hunt recorded her 6th double/double of the season scoring 10pts and pulling down 12 rebounds. Jayna MacKenzie scored 6pts on two 3-point shots, one of which came right at the end of the first half putting Moran in the lead. Moran never looked back after that and remained in the lead the rest of the game. Others that contributed on offense were Mia Mills with 4pts and Sydney Rossacci 3pts.
On the defensive side of the court, the Lady Mustangs were outstanding as Hayleigh Lagase, Caitlyn Hunt, Mia Mills, Dempsey Lajoie, and Julianna Fazzino combined for a total of 40 rebounds.
The Lady Mustangs finished their regular season as the Central Connecticut Middle School League Champions with a record of 13 wins and 0 losses. The 8th graders on the team have an overall record of 34 wins and 1 loss over their last 3 years and have never lost at home.
The girls are entered in the Woodrow Wilson Invitational which starts this afternoon and continues through Saturday.
GOOD LUCK AND GO LADY MUSTANGS!!!
Girls JV Game Results
The girls’ JV basketball team ended their season on a positive note winning against cross-town rival Dag by the score of 12-2. Scoring for Moran was Jaime Koons with 4pts, Amelia Mansfield, Maddyson Horobin, Molly Smolenski, and Ryen Wolcheski each with 2pts. The JV team has a final record of 7 wins and 6 losses.
Congratulations on a good season.
The Mustangs Win, The Mustang Win, The Mustangs Win – The Boys Basketball Team defeated crosstown rival Dag 61 – 27; ending the regular season in a dominating fashion. The boys started the game with a 16 point run, going into the half up 15pts. The Mustangs pulled away in the 3rd period scoring 24 points. Despite Dag’s offensive efforts, the Mustang Boys played hard; showing overpowering intensity, enthusiasm, and passion for the game. The team was lead by our 8th-graders: Jack “Porzingis” Macdonnell 28pts, Garrett “JR Smith” Harrison 8pts, Joe “Joey Dimes” Amarone 19pts, Chris “John Wall” Murzak 12pts, and Jack “Swaggy Steve Kurr” Swierczynski 7pts. The boys combined for 7 steals and 12 blocks. The boys closed out their season with a record of 7 – 6.
The boys will be playing this weekend in the Woodrow Wilson Tournament, starting with their first game tonight. Go Mustangs!
The Mustangs lost last night against Lincoln of Meriden 65 -50. The boys seceded 12 point halftime lead. Despite Jack McDonnell, Garrett Harrison, and Joe Amarone’s offensive efforts the Lincoln boys pulled away in the 4th period. The team will be looking to finish off the season with Washington and Dag on the horizon.
Girls’ Varsity Basketball Results:
Yesterday the Lady Mustangs Basketball Team dominated Lincoln MS beating them by the score of 52-18.
Leading the offensive charge and recording her fifth double/double of the season, Caitlyn Hunt scored 12pts with 11 rebounds. Mia Mills scored 10pts and just missed her double/double with 8 rebounds. Sydney Rossacci scored 7pts followed by Julianna Fazzino 6pts, Jayna MacKenzie and Molly Smolenski each with 4pts, and Hayleigh Lagase and Dempsey Lajoie each with 3pts, and Maddyson Horobin 1pt.
On the Defensive Side of the court, Hayleigh Lagase, Caitlyn Hunt, Mia Mills and Maddyson Horobin combined for a team total of 28 rebounds. Caitlyn Hunt and Maddyson Horobin combined for 5 blocks in the game.
The Lady Mustangs remain undefeated with a record of 12 wins and 0 losses and maintain their unbeaten streak of 22 games extending to last season.
The next home game for the Lady Mustangs is this Thursday against cross-town rival Dag Hammarskjold. Come out and support your Lady Mustangs at the game and by wearing YELLOW AND BLUE on that day. This will be their final home game of the season!
GOOD LUCK AND GO LADY MUSTANGS!!!
Girls JV Basketball Results:
The girls’ JV basketball team redeemed themselves from Friday’s loss by beating Lincoln MS by the score of 20-2.
Scoring for Moran was Ryen Wolcheski with 10pts followed by Jaime Koons and Darla Jagrosse each with 4pts, and Katie Webb with 2pts.
On the defensive side of the court, Darla Jagrosse, Lauren Lindberg, and Jaime Koons combined for 13 steals while Darla Jagrosse and Katie Webb combined for 8 rebounds.
The Girls JV record is now 6 wins with 6 losses.
The Boy’s Basketball Team lost a nail biter last Friday at Dodd of Cheshire 50 to 51. Despite the offensive shooting clinic lead by Garrett Harrison, Jack Swierczynski, and Joe Amarone -who combined for a total of nine 3 pointers, the boys lost a 20 point lead going into the fourth quarter, only to lose the game to a buzzer beater. The boys are away today and home tomorrow! Come support your Mustangs!!
Girls’ Varsity Basketball Results:
On Friday the Lady Mustangs Basketball Team stampeded over Dodd MS of Cheshire as they beat them by the score of 60-30.
Co-Captain Julianna Fazzino commanded and led the offensive attack with 16pts followed by Mia Mills with 10pts, Hayleigh Lagase 9pts, Jayna MacKenzie 8pts (two baskets which came from 3 pointers, Caitlyn Hunt, 6pts, Maddyson Horobin 4pts, and Dempsey Lajoie, Sydney Rossacci, and Molly Smolenski each with 2pts. Hayleigh Lagase, Dempsey Lajoie, Jayna MacKenzie, and Caitlyn Hunt combined for 11 assists.
On the defensive end of the court, Caitlyn Hunt and Julianna Fazzino combined for 4 steals in the game while Caitlyn Hunt recorded another 4 blocks in the game. Sydney Rossacci continued to be a defensive presence on the floor throughout the entire game.
The girls have extended their winning streak to 21 games since last season and are currently undefeated this year with a record of 11 wins and 0 losses. The Lady Mustangs next game is this afternoon, home, against Lincoln MS. Come out and support your Lady Mustangs as they go for their 22nd straight win!
GOOD LUCK AND GO LADY MUSTANGS!
Girls JV Game Results:
The girls JV lost a close game against Dodd MS with the score of the game 10-6. Scoring for Moran was Lauren Lindberg with 4pts and Katie Webb with 2pts. The girls JV record is now 5 wins with 6 losses.
This is Andrew Carey and he is the first student to complete a fully working VEX IQ Clawbot.
Thursday, February 2nd, the boy’s and girl’s basketball teams will be competing against cross-town rival Dag Hammarskjold. Wear YELLOW & BLUE to show your support for both teams. The girl’s team will be playing at home. So, come out and pack the stands wearing your school colors, YELLOW & BLUE!!!