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Champs at Prestigious Bancroft Tournament

The Charlie A. Bancroft Tournament is always a great early season test for our varsity basketball teams. Both Watkinson’s girls and boys varsity basketball teams emerged victorious. The girls beat Covenant Christian Academy 62-24, and the boys outpaced the Bancroft School 55-50.

Assistant Athletic Director and Girls Varsity Coach Kristalyn Baisden says, “It allows the teams to play non-league competition that we could potentially face later in the postseason. It also is an opportunity for the team to build team chemistry and trust amongst each other. Our first game against Dublin School was a rematch of the Class D New England Championship game last season. While the first two quarters were pretty evenly matched, our team was able to pull away in the second half with our defensive execution and ability to hit shots. The team had a dominant win against Covenant Christian Academy in the championship game. Our full court defensive pressure was key in our big win. This was a great experience, where we claimed a historical championship for the second year in a row, as Bancroft has only hosted the girls side of the tournament the last two years (2022 and 2023).” 

Boys Varsity Coach Dan Horwitz reflects, “Our Watkinson boys varsity basketball team left everything on the court in our championship game in the Bancroft tournament. Our team did whatever it took to get the job done and got to head home with the championship trophy. We emphasize being the most connected and most unselfish team we can be and our coaching staff is very proud of our team. We talk everyday about building a championship culture and that was on full display during this game.”

Our private school athletics program fields 18 interscholastic teams. If you’d like to meet our coaches and see our athletes compete, schedule a visit.

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