Strong Second Half Lifts Boys Basketball Past Gunnery
It took almost a half for the Kingswood Oxford boys basketball team to get going, but once it did, it was too much for The Gunnery.
The Wyverns got valuable bench minutes from Michael Aronson ’19, 20 points from Jackson Wolff ‘20 and pulled away for an 80-45 victory over The Gunnery on Saturday in Hewett Gym.
Kingswood Oxford improved to 9-6 with the victory and bounced back from a tough 57-55 loss at Choate Rosemary Hall on Friday night.
The Wyverns closed the first half on a run that helped them open up a 37-28 lead. Aronson helped key the spurt with a pair of buckets inside and some work on the boards.
“Mike gave us some good minutes there at the end of the half and he did the same thing Friday night against Choate,” Kingswood Oxford coach Brad Seaman said. “We need that from him. He’s worked hard, embraced his role and it’s paying off.”
Wolff and Nick Bray ’19 got hot from deep in the second half and the Wyverns blitzed Gunnery over the final 16 minutes, 43-17. Wolff hit six 3-pointers, including four in the second half. Bray, who finished with 14 points, also had four 3-pointers in the second half and Sean James ’19 scored 14 points and buried three 3-pointers.
Kingswood Oxford is off until Saturday when it hosts St. George’s in a key battle between NEPSAC Class B teams. The Wyverns have another important game against a Class B opponent on Monday when they host Marianapolis Prep.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.