PROSPECT HILL ACADEMY REMAINS UNDEFEATED

  

The Lady Wizards girls’ team at Prospect Hill Academy has reached the half-way point in the 2015-2016 high school basketball season and is still undefeated. This past Wednesday’s contest against the South Shore Charter Jaguars was a lopsided affair for the Lady Wizards who had a commanding 31-13 lead at half-time and finished with a final score of 55-20. Leading the way for Prospect Hill were Freshman forward, Kaleesha Joseph, with 16 points and Junior point guard, Agar Felix, with 12 points.

 

However, the Lady Wizards are not untested. The day before the South Shore affair, PHA ventured north to Lynn, MA to square off against the KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate Panthers. KIPP had defeated Prospect Hill in the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization (MCSAO) Championship Game at the University of Massachusetts in Boston at the end of the last two high school basketball seasons, but had been bested by the Lady Wizards earlier this season in Somerville by a score of 40-24. Prospect Hill, perhaps a little overconfident, opened the game on an 11-0 run. KIPP answered with a mid to late first half surge. The Panthers trailed by only four points—20 to 16—at half-time. A bruised, but not broken, Wizards’ team managed to hold things together throughout the second half and finished the game with a 37-30 victory thanks to an 11 point second-half effort from Freshmen guard Ashley Cadet who led all scorers in the game with 15 points overall. KIPP was paced by Sophomore guard Nayeli Germosen’s 11 points.

 

Currently, Prospect Hill Academy sits on top of MCSAO’s Division I in the Massachusetts Charter School Athletic Organization with 7-0 league and 9-0 overall records. This week, PHA will host Pioneer Charter School of Science from Everett at 6:15 pm on Wednesday at the Healey School in Somerville. The Lady Wizards then will play the Kearny High School Kardinals from New Jersey at the Jean Yawkey Center on the campus of Emmanuel College in Boston at 10 am on Saturday, January 23.

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