Weekly Highlights 2016-17
Game Highlights for BFS Athletics 2016-17
Game Highlights for Week of May 15th, 2017
On Monday the BFS MS Boys Baseball Team tied Browning 2-2 at Kaiser Park. The team concludes its season tomorrow on Randalls Island against Friends Seminary. Blue Pride!!
On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team lost to UNIS 3-2 (27-25, 25-20, 17-25, 22-25, 13-15) on the road in the first round of the NYPSVCAT Tournament. The team concluded wonderful season. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of May 8th, 2017
On Tuesday the BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 6-4 at Kaiser Park. The team got back to their winning ways picking up its seventh victory of the season. Seventh grader Charlie B. pitched well, striking out five en route to the complete game victory. Eighth grader Mirembe M-T sparked the offense going 2-2 with an RBI. Mirembe came home to score three of the teams six runs. Fellow eighth grader Nico M. added 2- RBI and hit a monster home run to seal the deal for the Panthers. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 3-0 (25-13, 25-5, 25-10) in the ACIS Semifinals. The team advances to the ACIS Finals to take on local rival Packer on Friday in the Championship Game at St. Francis College. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
On Friday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Packer 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-12) in the ACIS Finals at St. Francis College. Congrats to the Players, Coaches, and Managers. 2017 ACIS League & Playoff Champions. Next up the first NYPSVCAT Tournament. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
Game Highlights for Week of May 1st, 2017
On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Saint Ann's 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-14) in the upper gym. The team remains unbeaten in ACIS league play. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated LFNY 7-0 at Marine Park. The team improved to 5-1. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
On Tuesday the BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated Calhoun 7-1 at Randalls Island.
Mirembe M.T. led the way striking out five and started the game with a 3-run home run to ignite the offense. Nico M. added 2 RBI with a solo home run and a sacrifice. Timely hits and disciplined base running also helped propel the Panthers to victory. The team improved to 6-1. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-16) on the road. The team got back to their winning ways in ACIS league play. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of April 24th, 2017
On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 3-0 (25-7, 25-20, 25-6) in the upper gym. The team remains unbeaten in ACIS league play. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated Saint Ann's 5-3 at Red Hook to continue their winning ways. It was a gritty come from behind performance by the team. Ben W. pitched a gem on the hill, allowing no earned runs and striking out five in four innings of work. Charlie B. came on in relief and recorded two quick strikeouts before allowing a walk. He then got the leadoff hitter to pop up to center field for the last out of the game. The offense again displayed patience at the plate, drawing walks and then taking advantage of their opportunities. After Saint Ann's intentionally walked Nico M. for the second time, Ethan S. made them pay with a 2-RBI single to put BFS up for good. Charlie B. then helped his cause with an RBI single on the next at bat to seal the deal. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy
3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-8) in the upper gym. The team continued its winning ways. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Softball Team defeated Garden 17-4 in Sunset Park at Bush Terminal. Rain, rain, go away, the Panthers want to play today. After a couple days of rain there was finally just enough of a break so the team could take the field and continue their development. The nine girls who attended the game were ready to get back to action. Freshman Nicole A. took the mound once again. She would pitch to her battery mate Fiona B. Senior leader Ivy L. was at first base, newcomer Alyssa W. was at second base, Margaret C. was at shortstop and Amanda B. rounded out the infield at third base. Gena T. was in right field, Emma S. was in center, and Merry was in left field. The team and the coaches were ready to go. Their opponent Garden was just playing their second game of the season, while BFS was playing their seventh. Nicole threw strike to start the game and the leadoff hitter lined one right back to Nicole who snared it. Then a walk set things up for Garden's three hitter who is extremely talented. She worked the count and Nicole threw her one over the plate to try to close out the at bat, but #19 blasted one into the outfield for a two run home run. BFS came right back and Alyssa made a solid play at second and Nicole helped her self out fielding a grounder off the mound with Ivy registering both put outs. BFS needed to jump out on the offensive side of things, but our leadoff hitter went down looking, followed by two dribblers to the pitcher who calmly threw over to first to retire bFS one, two, three. BFS stepped things up in the second inning as Nicole threw strikes. Alyssa made a nice play on a liner, Nicole picked up two strikeouts. During the bottom half of the inning Amanda picked up a key lead off hit. Alyssa walked, Margaret picked up a hit, followed by and RBI hit by Emma. Some aggressive base running assisted BFS' attack. Merry, our second lead off batter walked and set up the base loaded for our lead off hitter Nicole who blasted a grand slam to give BFS a 5-2 lead. Nicole continued her proficient pitching throwing strikes and picking up outs. BFS gave up one run and found them selves up 5-3 going into the bottom of the third inning. Our three hitter Ivy started things off with a lead off hit, a few walks, another hit by Margaret and before you knew it BFS has Nicole up again with the bases loaded. She picked up a two RBI single to help her cause. The Panthers sent up 12 batters to the plate and picked up eight more runs to open things up at 13-3. Another great defensive inning for BFS as they allowed only one run in the top of the fourth inning. Margaret led the bottom of the fourth off with her third hit of the game. Freshman Gena and Merry walked to load the bases with one out and Nicole stepped up. And step up she did, Nicole blasted her third hit of the game to the outfield picking up her second home run which was also a grand slam to tally 10 total RBI's as BFS knocked off their opponent 17-4 in Sunset Park. Everyone contributed to the victory. This was a key victory for the team as they continue their playoff push and strive for their goal. The team enjoyed the beautiful few of the city as they walked along the waterfront heading back to the team bus. Next up for the team is a second match up with league rival Churchill on Monday. Keep up the good work! Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
Game Highlights for Week of April 17th, 2017
On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Packer 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-16) in the upper gym. It was the teams first league match of the season. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated UNIS 10-1 at Marine Park. The team improved to 2-1 on the season with the victory. Mirembe M-T led the defense, striking out eight en route to a complete game victory. Ethan S. led the offense, going 2 for 2 with a triple, and a home run to rack up five RBI's. Nico M. contributed with a 2-run home run and Ben W. also brought in two runs for the Panthers. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
On Tuesday the BFS Girls Varsity Softball Team defeated Churchill 10-4 out on Randalls Island. It was the teams first win of the season. What a day and what a game. This was a real softball game. Both teams played extremely well. Everyone involved had a great time. With other high school and local college teams playing around us we felt we made it to the big time. The team huddled up and went into action. Freshman pitcher Nicole A. took the hill. Junior Fiona B. was behind the plate. Senior captain Ivy L. was at first base, fellow senior Anna W. was at second base, while freshman Maya H. got the start at shortstop, and junior Amanda B. was at third base. In the outfield BFS had freshmen Fadila started in Left field (sophomore Alyssa subbed in later), Emma S. in left center, Sammy H. in right center, and Gena T. in right field, and Anique was there for support. BFS was up first and were able to score an early run on some very aggressive base running by senior leader Ivy L. BFS gave one back in the bottom half of the inning, so the game was all tied up at one after one inning of play. BFS went down one, two, three in the second inning. While Churchill threatened but BFS didn't break. Churchill started off with a hit, followed by walk (HBP), but then third base woman Amanda made a great play and hustled over to the bag for the important first out force out. Then Ivy made a play at first base on liner and Nicole closed things out throwing a strike over to Ivy to end the threat and inning. BFS went down one, two, three again during the third inning. Churchill picked up a go ahead run and threatened some more but BFS closed the door again. BFS had the top of the order back up to start the fourth and Nicole helped herself with a leadoff hit (ended up stealing home), Ivy too came up with a hit batting out of the three whole, and then with two outs Maya picked up a key hit and RBI to put BFS back on top 3-2. Churchill added another run and tied the game at three after four innings of play. In the fifth inning Gena worked her way on base and Nicole once again helped her cause with a big two out RBI Double. Nicole got better and better as the game went one as she calmly threw strike after strike and fielded all the balls that came her way. She retried Churchill one, two, three with a little help from her friends. Second base woman Anna W. had her best game in her new position fielding everything that came her way and throwing over to her friend Ivy at first base. This was still a nail biter and both teams were battling and working hard. BFS was up 4-3 but anything could happen with two inning to play. Ivy led off the fifth inning with a blast to left field, it was a true Home Run. BFS breathed a sigh of relief and now they were ready to turn things up. Amanda picked up a nice hit, followed by a walk from Maya. Fiona put it in play and picked up an RBI, while Sammy also put it in play and helped the cause. Emma and Gena had key walks to move the order along, this meant BFS would have their top of the order to start the final inning. So it was now 7-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Nicole got the first batter to pop up and Ivy and Anna both went for it but the ball ended up falling out and dropping to the floor. The girls gathered and maintained their composure and Nicole just kept throwing strikes (no walks during the game). Anna, or Werther like we like to call her, made another key play at second to get the first out, followed by two very nice plays by Nicole who three to her partner Ivy at first. The Panthers had their sights on closing out this game and coming away with the victory but anything could still happen. Nicole led off the top of the seventh with a hit, Ivy had another big hit, Amanda walked, Maya walked again, and Fiona and Sammy put it in play again. Three more insurance runs! BFS was now up 10-4. Three more our, three more outs!! Nicole was in the zone, she fired in strike after strike to her battery mate Fiona and the fist girl went down looking and the second girl went down swinging. Two outs, one more to go. Nicole threw a strike and there was aground ball to third and Amanda calmly fired over to Ivy at first to close things out and secure the victory. Oh what a feelin'.... That was one to remember. Way to go team! Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever! Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Baseball Team defeated Churchill 8-3 at Red Hook. It was the teams second consecutive victory. Senior Emmitt S. took the mound and looked good early. He helped himself out at the plate knocking in the first runs of the game in the bottom half of the first inning. The Panthers are starting to see progress as they broke five bats on their way to scoring eight runs in a big win. They look to win their third straight on Thursday as they take on LREI for the second time this season. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team Saint Ann's 3-0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-14) at Saint Ann's. It was the second consecutive league victory. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 5-2 at Marine Park. It was the teams second victory this week. Mirembe M-T led the way with a first inning grand slam to put the Panthers up for good. Ben W. added another run to the tally in the second inning.
Charlie B. shook off a shakey start to strike out five and hold it down for the victory. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of April 10th, 2017
On Wednesday the BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 14-3 in their season opener out on the island. BFS jumped out with 8 runs during the top half of the first inning. Then followed that up with 6 more runs during the top half of the second inning. Charlie B. was on the hill and he struck out seven, while giving up no earned runs for the Panthers. Disciplined hitting was the key, as the offense earned a total of 17 walks. Alex B., Oliver M., and Will B. led the offense with 2 RBI's a piece. Way to go! Congrats to the team! Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS Boys Varsity Baseball team defeated LREI 6-3 down at Red Hook. BFS, seeking it's first win, was excited to have their first game on their home field in Red Hook. Senior Brendan G., took the mound and started out hot, striking out two to open the game. The Panthers, behind the crafty senior, found their bats getting hot as well, knocking in two early runs. The early season jitters came back as a couple of errors helped their opponent come back and tie the game, but Brendan continued to stay focused and did a wonderful job of getting out of some tight pinches. Brendan pitched a solid 4 innings and was replaced by Ethan K-L, a very promising young pitcher. He maintained his composure and pitched very well. Brendan helped his young pitcher out by taking charge behind the plate and throwing out four base runners to finish as the Player of the Game. The Team picked up their first win of the young season, a league win. Long time Coach Jake Pitari along with new assistant Peter Soto, enjoyed the win and saw some very strong improvements that team has made since starting the season. Watch out, here come the Panthers! Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of April 3rd, 2017
On Thursday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-18) on the island. Congrats to the team! Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of February 20th, 2017
On Thursday the BFS US Boys Indoor Track Team participated in its final meet of the season up at the 168th Street Armory. A dynamic duo of BFS runners traveled to Washington Heights on this spring like day to participate in the final Ivy League Prep School Meet at the Armory. Senior Miles N. ran the 600m in 1:34.98 finishing 2nd in his heat and 8th overall. Miles also competed in the 300m dash finishing with a personal record time of 38.86, placing 2nd in his heat and 5th overall. Freshman Sebastian B-S finished the 55m dash with a time of 8.39, three seconds faster than his previous best. Sebastian also participated in the 300m dash, crossing the line with a time of 47:92. We’re very proud of the collective effort and most importantly, everyone had great time! What a way to wrap up the season. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
The BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Teams participated in their final match competition of the season at Eastern Athletic Club (EAC) versus Leman Prep. Our student athletes once again made a valiant effort. All BFS squash players worked hard. Congratulations on another great effort.The team represented BFS and everyone involved had a great time. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of February 13th, 2017
On Monday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 69-55 on the road. The victory was the teams 12th and it closed out the season. In a glimpse of what the future has to offer, the team was led in scoring by the seventh grade tandem of Alex B. and Ethan S. Alex scored 18 points, with 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 6 steals. Ethan had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist. Nico M. (8th) led the team in rebounding with 10 boards in the game to go along with 4 points, 3 steals, and an assist. The fourteen point victory brings a close to a very successful season that saw the team go 12-3 overall, 6-1 in ISAL play and undefeated at home for the second consecutive season. Way to go team. Thanks to all who made this season a success. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated York Prep 79-77 in the ISAL Finals at the Garden School. The Panthers are the ISAL 2017 Playoff Champions. The Team finished their amazing season with an exclamation point today by capping it off with a thrilling victory in their final game. The team was led by the amazing three point arsenal that was Cailean M. He had a game high 32 points burying six triples to lead the way. Following up with him was Kobe C. who had 10 points and more than a dozen rebounds, and Ty S. who had 12 points. The two late game heroes were freshman Finn S., who had a game saving block with 12 seconds left to set up a steal by fellow freshman Jack B. game winning layup with three seconds remaining. The JV Panthers came back from a 12 point halftime deficit to win the "chip" and finish with a 18-4 overall record!! ISAL Champs, Great Year Panthers!! Thanks to all the Players, Coaches, Team Managers, Fans, and to everyone who made this success a Championship one. We are the Champions....Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS US Boys & Girls Swim Teams participated in an ISAL Championship Meet at Leman Prep. It was the teams fourth and final swim meet of the season for BFS. Our swimmers were pumped and ready to swim their events, they were confident they would place in the top three of their scheduled events. Our team captain, senior Ben F. was astonishing in his events as expected. He placed 1st with no competition in the 100 backstroke with the time of 57.70 seconds, 2nd in the 100 butterfly which was a neck to neck race up to the last ten meters when the 1st place swimmer had a little more in the tank than Ben and pulled away. Ben still had a great time of a 100:01. In his last event the 50 freestyle it was also a close race but he was able to come out on top finishing 1st by touching the wall right before the other swimmers with the time of 24.29 seconds.
Sophomore Keith H., another exceptional BFS swimmer showed continued improvement. He was out touched in the close 50 freestyle race and came in 4th with the time of 29.09 seconds. In his second event the 100 fresstyle he was determined to place. He gave it his all and finished in 2nd place with the time of a1:14.35, way to go. The Coaches are extremely proud of the BFS swimmers and can't wait for next season to improve, grow, and build on what we have created and started here. Everyone involved had a great time! Way to go Team! Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Teams participated in a match competition at Eastern Athletic Club (EAC) versus Bay Ridge Prep. Our student athletes once again made a valiant effort. The meet ended up in a tie, the final match score was 3-3. Brooklyn Friends' Sage G., Alice Q., and Sophie L. each won their matches 2-0. Emmitt S., Charlie D., and Theo Y-G played also played hard fought matches. All BFS squash players worked hard. Congratulations on another great effort.The team represented BFS and everyone involved had a great time. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of February 6th, 2017
On Monday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated MMFS 26-9 in the lower gym. The team played a very controlled game shutting down their opponent defensively and maintaining a balance scoring attack. They took an early lead with Alexander H. orchestrating perhaps her best game of the season. Thea T-M and Danielle (Lil Fish) F. controlling the boards, it led to a smooth home victory. The team closes out their season on Wednesday. Come out and catch the action. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated MMFS 57-43 on the road. The boys MS team captured their 10th win of the season. Coming off of a tough loss at Churchhill BFS rebounded to to pick up the victory. The win brings the teams overall record to 10-3 on the season, and brings their road record to 4-3. BFS was led on offense by Nick Mc (8th) who had 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist. Mirembe M-T (8th) also had a standout game as he led the team in assists for 13th consecutive time this season with seven. Along with the seven assists Mirembe had 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 steals. And finally showing flashes of what could potentially be a bright future Nick Mu (7th) in his first start of the season scored 4 points with a season-high 7 rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot. On Wednesday the team will play it's penultimate game of the season as they face local rival Packer on the road. Blue Pride!!
On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated LREI 78-38 in the ISAL Semifinals in our lower gym. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated BWL 63-45 in the ISAL Semifinals at Loyola. The Panthers are now headed to ISAL Championship game to face York Prep at the Dwight Athletic Center on Thursday. The Panthers were led by seniors Charlie S. and Bendan G. Charlie finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals, 6 Assists, and 4 Blocks. And Brendan G. finished with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 Assists, and 4 steals. Congratulations to Charlie for his first career triple double! Sophomore Kwesi S. scored 14 points and grabbed 14 rebounds off the bench. The Panthers dominated the rebounding department with a 68 to 29 advantage. Freshmen Jovan R. scored 6 points and had 12 rebounds, senior Sam F. scored 6 points and had 11 rebounds, and both seniors Maalik D. and Isaac H. had 7 and 8 rebounds respectively. BFS also did a good job in the assist department as they had 20 Assists. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team lost to York Prep 43-23 in the ISAL Semifinals in the city at York Prep. BFS reached it goal at the beginning of the season to get back to the Playoffs. The team suited up nine players. The team started senior leader, point guard Ivy L., two guard fellow senior Fatima E-L, junior Kasey J. at the three, and freshman stars Libby S. at the four and Salma M. at the five. BFS knew what their opponent was bringing to the table as these two teams faced off a week ago at BFS. During that game BFS was able to work and fight to get the score all tied up at 17-17 at the half. Once again this time BFS came out a little flat even though we knew what to expect. We had our troubles inbounding the ball and worked to correct things. We also took several very good shots but nothing was falling, they were actually go in and out. But the best thing about these girls and this team was they continued to work and fight and did not pay any real attention to the scoreboard as their opponents lead grew. Before you knew it BFS was down 17-1. But we ere playing we were doing things right, we just weren't getting the ball in the basket. As our defense picked up and our overall intensity grew we came alive and really started to produce. Before you knew it we found ourselves in a real game and down 24-14 in the third quarter. BFS was doing a very good job containing their opponents center, as well as located their paint guard and shooting guard. Junior Rosemary D-C and senior Lexi S. came off the bench and played solid defense and got involved in each and every play. Our bench which consisted of our Coaches, freshmen Anique E. and Fadila S., along with Emma S. and a fan kept their positive cheering going which infused our team. I am so proud of our girls and how they came together and played as a team in this playoff game. It was a true pleasure to watch and to be a part of. Ivy finished with 7 points, 179 for the season, and what a great season it was for Ivy. Fellow senior guard Fatima E-B played one of her best games of her career. She brought the energy on defense. Salma led the way with 10 points, including a great three pointer from the top of the key with a friendly roll. Salma also stepped up and played some quality minutes at point guard against the opponents press. Kasey had 4 points and was a strong presence on defense. Rosemary and Libby each chipped in with a free throw apiece, while playing sold defense as well. Anique and Fadila closed things out and excited for next year as their minutes and play will definitely increase. The team ended up coming up short in the game but not short on memories. Thanks to everyone involved in this season. We as a team doubled our win total from last year and returned to the ISAL League Playoffs. I truly hope everyone learned throughout this season both on and off the court. I will always appreciate the girls efforts and wish them all the best in everything they do on and off the court. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS US Boys & US Girls Varsity Swim Teams participated in an ISAL Meet at Leman Prep. It was the teams third swim meet of the season for BFS. We had two participants, Ben F. and Keith H. Ben and Keith had a spectacular meet, swimming in their individual events. Ben swam the 50 freestyle, he came 1st in his heat with the time of 24.01 seconds. In addition he swam the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. In both events 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke Ben came 1st in his heat with time of 59.72 seconds in the backstroke and 1:13.25 seconds in breaststroke. Keith did exceptionally well with this being his third meet. He swam the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. In the 50 freestyle he placed 1st in his heat with the time of 29.49 seconds, in his heat for the 100 breaststroke he placed 3rd with time of 1:49.39. They had a great time! Way to go! Blue Pride!
The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Packer 38-33 on the road a few blocks away. On the line for the team was the chance to sweep this seasons local Brooklyn Heights rivals, which includes St. Ann's, Brooklyn Heights Montessori and the aforementioned Packer. Both the Panthers and PCI settled into a half-court game, which made the matchup a low-scoring affair. Scoring was hard to come by throughout and Packer took a small two point lead into halftime at 17-15. In the third-quarter PCI added to their lead and found themselves up 27-19 to start of the fourth quarter. They eventually lead by ten with five minutes to play. The Panthers however had one more surge in them and suddenly the high scoring offense returned. And although they trailed by eight with three minutes left in the game, they began to run a very effective full court press, nailed a couple of big threes and made all three of their free throws down the stretch. The Panthers outscored PCI 19-6 in the fourth and when the final buzzer sounded it was am exciting 38-33 BFS victory. The team was led by the point guard tandem of Mirembe M-T (8th) and Alex B. (7th), each scoring nine points. Mirembe also added 2 assists and led the team in rebounding with 8 boards and steals with 6. Nico M. (8th) led the team in assists with 3. But the biggest contribution of the game possibly came in the waning moments when Nick Mc (8th) took an offensive rebound up for a two point conversion to tie the game at 33-33 and draw a foul for a chance to take the lead from the free throw line. He would go on to convert the free throw and give the Panthers the lead for good. For evidence of the teams growth over the course of the season, look no further than the free-throw percentage from the first game of the season. A one point loss to Berkeley Carroll where the team went 9 of 17 (52%) from the free-throw line. Fast forward to the second to last game of the season a nailbiting five point win over Packer where the team hit 5 of 7 (71%) free throws, including going 3 for 3 in the fourth quarter with the game on the line. Today's victory improved the teams overall record to 11-3. BFS wraps up the season when they travel to Bay Ridge Prep on Monday. Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated York Prep 42-31 in the ISAL Finals at the Dwight Athletic Center. The Panthers are the ISAL 2017 Playoff Champions.
The team rushed out to a commanding 17-0 run and never looked back, leading the game from start to finish. BFS led 21-8 at the half. With their teams stifling defense, York struggled to score, scoring just 10 points in first three quarters. The Panthers were led by seniors Brendan G. who scored 20 points (1,047 for his career), had 6 rebounds, and 3 assists, while fellow senior Charlie S. had 9 points, 9 rebounds, 10 steals, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Freshmen Jovan R. scored 6 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, had 2 Assists, and 3 steals. Seniors Maalik D. and Isaac H. played incredible interior defense. Their heart and determination could not be matched. Maalik scored 4 points, picked up 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Sophomores Jailen L., Kwesi S., Luca J., and Oliver S. all played very well in the big game! Jailen scored 2 points, with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Oliver came off the bench to score 4 points and had 2 rebounds, including an amazing rebound put-back off a teammate missed shot. Way to go team!! York Prep started to make a run towards the end of the 3rd quarter, but after Charlie's corner 3 pointer in front of our bench at the buzzer, it helped contain the York's run. The Panthers dominated the rebounding department with a 38 to 26 advantage, while committing only 9 turnovers to York's 21 turnovers. The Panthers also did a good job in the assist department as they had 17 Assists. Thanks to all the Players, Coaches, Team Managers, Fans, and to everyone who made this success a Championship one. We are the Champions....Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of January 30th, 2017
On Monday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated York Prep 62-46 in the lower gym. The team closed out their home portion of the schedule. They did so in strong fashion. The win is the team's eighth straight win and brings their overall record to 9-2. The home victory also extends the team's home unbeaten streak to over two+ seasons. The team was led offensively by Alex B. (7th). Alex scored all of his 20 points during the first half. Along with leading the scoring Alex played a complete game. To go with the team season high scoring game, he had 4 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists. Mirembe M-T (8th) had another outstanding overall game. Mirembe led the team in rebounds with 7, assists with 11, and steals with 8. And following up his last outing Charlie B. (7th) had another terrific all around game as well with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, and an assist. The big win extends the team's ISAL league record to 5-0, and sets up a Thursday matchup against undefeated Churchill. This marks the second straight season that the winner of this contest will decide the ISLAL league champion. Blue Pride!
On Wednesday the BFS US Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Teams participated in an ISAL Meet at Leman Prep. It was the teams second swim meet of the season for BFS. We had three participants, upper schoolers Ben F. (our leader), Keith H., and Scott Morris. Unfortunately at the last minute before the meet began Scott’s nervousness got the best of him and decided not to swim his event which was the 50 freestyle. He was a great supporter for Ben and Keith throughout the meet. Ben and Keith had a spectacular meet, swimming in their individual events. Ben swam the 50 freestyle, he came in 1st in his heat and first overall with the time of 24.20 seconds. In addition he swam the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle. In both events 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle Ben came in 2nd in his heat and second overall with time of 59.9 seconds in the butterfly and 55.03 seconds in freestyle. Keith did exceptionally well with this being his second meet. He swam the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle respectively. In the 50 freestyle he placed 1st in his heat with the time of 29.26 seconds, in his heat for the 100 freestyle he placed 2nd with time of 1:13.14. Overall he placed 5th for each event. They both had a great time. Way to go! Blue Pride!
The BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Garden 40-20 in the lower gym. The team finished second in their division and will be heading back tot the ISAL Playoff son Tuesday February 7th. The team is 9-10 overall , 6-6 in ISAL league play with one game remaining. The team reached its goal to get back into the playoffs. Senior leader Ivy L. and her teammates will look to make some noise during next weeks playoffs.
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Garden 88-25 in the lower gym.
The Panthers finished 11-5 in the ISAL league play and are waiting to find out where they will be playing in Tuesday's Playoff Game. The Panthers were led by senior leader Brendan G., who scored his 1,000th point today, he had a game high 25 points (1,008 overall). Congratulations to Brendan on a tremendous achievement! He is only the 4th player in BFS history to achieve such a milestone. The Panthers dominated the game from the start to finish. It was a complete team effort. Sophomore Luca J. scored 12 points off the bench followed by freshmen Jovan R. and senior Phillip C. with 10 points respectively. Both Seniors Maalik D. and Charlie S. scored 8 points, senior Isaac H. scored 6 points, and junior Anthony H. scored 4 points. Next up Playoffs. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Teams took on Browning at the Eastern Athletic Health Club. It was the teams third squash meet of the season, the first for the Middle School Team. Representing BFS was James F., Drew S., Henry P., and Jack D. Although we lost 4-0, the BFS boys middle school players put forth a valiant effort against a very strong opponent and more experienced team. They left it all on the court. A job well done. Way to go BFS. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of January 23rd, 2017
On Monday the BFS US Boys Indoor Track Team participated in its first meet of the season up at the 168th Street Armory. A trio of BFS runners braved the weather today and traveled to Washington Heights to participate in the Ivy League Prep School Meet at the Armory. Senior Miles N. ran the 600M in 1.33.54 besting his previous time by more than 3 seconds, while finishing 3rd in his heat and 9th overall. Miles also competed in the 300 meter dash crossing the line in 39.34 finishing 1st overall and beating his previous time of 39.71. Freshman Gabriel D. ran the 55 meter dash in 8 seconds flat, finishing 1st in his heat and 21st overall. Gabriel also participated in the 300 meter dash, finishing second in his heat and 17th overall with a time of 43.83. Fellow freshman Sebastian B-S crossed the line first in his heat of the 55 meter dash as well, finishing 28th overall with a time of 8.42. He ran the 300 meter dash in 47.62 finishing 5th in his heat and 26th overall. We’re very proud of the collective effort and most importantly, everyone had great time! Blue Pride!
The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated LREI 70-19 in the lower gym. The team won their sixth in a row and seventh overall by defeating their opponent in front of the home crowd. The victory was hands down the teams most complete effort of the season. Both offensively defensively they played with tenacity and desire. The team was led offensively by Nick Mc (8th). Nick scored 17 points while pulling in 6 rebounds. Once again, Mirembe M-T (8th) led the way in dishing as he helped teammates cash in with 10 assists to go along with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Nico M. (8th) led the charge cleaning the glass with 9 rebounds to go along with 8 points, 3 assists and a blocked shot. After a couple of days of practice the team will next take to the court at home against Brooklyn Heights Montessori in a non-league game. That game will take place on Thursday January 26th. The game is one of only two home games left in the season. Come out and catch the action of this dynamic team which has not lost a home game in the last two seasons. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated LREI 68-47 on the road. The Panthers were led by senior leader Brendan G. who poured in 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Brendan now has over 900 points in his quest for 1,000. Next up was freshmen star Jovan R. who cored 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and picked up 4 assists. Senior Isaac H. played extremely well off the bench with 6 points and 13 rebounds. While fellow senior Maalik D. had 4 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Luca J. scored 4 points and had 3 rebounds, and senior Phil C. chipped in with 2 points and 5 rebounds all off the bench. Fellow senior Charlie S. had his imprints all over this game with 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and a key steal. Way to go team. The Panthers are now 8-4 in the ISAL league play. Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS US Boys & Girls Swim Teams embarked in its first ever competition at Leman Prep in an ISAL League Meet. It was a historic moment. Everyone involved had a great time! BFS student-athletes Ben F. (our team captain), Keith H., and Molly R. took part in the 200 Freestyle and 200 IM individual races. Molly R. came 6th overall in the 200 freestyle with the time of 3:18.71 and 5th overall in the 200IM with the time of 3:53.00. Keith H. came 9th overall and 7th overall in 200 freestyle and 200IM with the times 3:11.04 and 3:52.49. Ben F. came 2nd overall in the 200 freestyle with the time of 2:01.37 just 2 seconds behind the 1st place finisher. He also placed 3 rd in the 200 IM with the time of 2:16.60. They showed heart and determination at their first swim meet of the season. They executed each event to the best of their abilities and finished strong, the Blue Pride Way! Collectively as a group we look forward to our next meet to improve our times, continue to grow in the sport, and of course to have fun. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Garden 62-46 on the road. The team got back to their winning ways. After a tightly contested first half that saw the Panthers with a 5 point lead 32-27 going into the break. BFS started off the second half with a full court press that put them up comfortably to secure the road win and get back on track. The JV Boys are now 14-3 overall and finish the season with straight home games. Keep it up and onto the next!! Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated FASNY 79-24 in the lower gym. The Panthers were led by Brendan G. who poured in 27 points, had 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Next up was sophomore Luca J. who scored 11 points, had 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. Senior Phillip C. had his best game of the season scoring 11 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, while picking up 2 assists and 2 steals. Sophomore Kwesi S. scored 7 points, pulled in 12 rebounds, and had 4 steals, while fellow sophomore Oliver S. scored 2 points, had a team high 4 steals, and 3 assists. Freshmen Jovan R. scored 7 points, grabbed 10 boards, 5 steals, 4 assists, and 3 blocks. Senior Charlie S. scored 8 points and a team high 6 assists and fellow senior Maalik D. had a double double, 10 points and 13 rebounds.
BFS totaled 59 rebounds and forced 31 turnovers, 26 of them were steals. A very impressive showing by the Panthers on their home court! The Panthers are now 9-5 in the ISAL league play. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Teams took on St. Ann's at the Eastern Athletic Health Club. It was the teams second squash meet of the season. Unfortunately we did not have our whole team due to students participation in some school related events. As a result BFS had 3 players and St. Ann's had 6 players. BFS was represented by Theo Y-G, Sage G., and Alice Q. Alice, Sage and Theo each had to play two matches against an opponent with extremely strong players. We lost 6-0 but not without a fight. Alice, Sage, and Theo played their hearts out and were able to score points in their games. A lot harder to do than it sounds against a strong team. Great job you three. Way to BFS. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated BHMS 47-34 in the lower gym. Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 53-38 in the lower gym. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 57-24 on the road.
The team raveled to the 92nd Street Y to face their opponent in an ISAL league game.
The Panthers were led by sophomore Jailen L. with 16 points including 4 threes, 4 assists, 3 steals. Senior Brendan G. scored 14 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steals. Senior Charlie S. scored 9 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Great all-around game from Charlie! Senior Maalik D. 5 points and 9rebounds. Next up was sophomore Luca J. who scored 11 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals, and senior Phil C. scored 11 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Sophomore Kwesi S. scored 6 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 steals. Freshmen Jovan. R scored 4 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 blocks. A very impressive showing by the Panthers! The Panthers improved to 10-5 in the ISAL league play. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of January 16th, 2017
On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Friends Seminary 56-54 on the road. The team defeated their fellow quakers to continue their winning ways and maintain their undefeated season. Lucky13, the team is currently 13-0. Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 37-15 in the lower gym. The team go off to a great start. We suited up 11 players at the start of the game which made things a lot easier moving forward with this one. Everyone was in good spirits as BFS played one of its best quarters of the season jumping out to a 19-7 lead. Our senior leader Ivy L. came o play. She really got us going and played a great overall game. She scored 9 first quarter points, including two three pointers. Freshmen Salma M. had 6 points in the first quarter while fellow freshman Libby S. made a three pointer. BFS got everyone involved early and continued their solid play during the second quarter. Salma and Libby continued their scoring, while junior Rosemary D-L-C made a nice basket. Smiles all around at the half as BFS found themselves up 27-11. During the second half Coach worked on the rotations continuing to mix things up and once agin brought out the 1-3-1 zone defense the team has been working o during the second half of the season. In the third quarter Ivy picked up two more baskets and racked up another assist as she fed junior Kasey J. who scored a basket. After three quarters of play BFS led 33-11 as they held their opponent scoreless. The fourth quarter saw everyone rack up some quality minutes, especially the bench. Two of the more memorable shots of the game and the season went to freshman Fadila S. who received a pass that led her to the basket and she calmly shot the ball using the backboard as her friend and as it went in she and her teammates jumped for joy. A few plays later the ball was fed into the middle where senior Lexi S. was in the prefect spot to receive hit and shoot a nice shot and once again the player who scored had a brilliant smile along with her teammates. Everyone contributed to this league victory. Senior Fatima E-B handled the ball at times, had some quality shots, and stepped up on the defensive side to play a new position. Freshman Libby G. saw saw action at point guard. Fellow freshman Anique E. played solid defense and took some very good shots that just missed. And then of course there is the senior spark plug who brings the energy, Caila F., she also played some quality minutes. It has been great to watch the team improve all season. Ivy led the way with 16 points, followed by Salma with 8 points and Libby with 7 points. Salma and Libby have really been working hard and it has shown on and off the court. We couldn't be fighting for a league playoff spot without Ivy. She has been tremendous this season as she has stepped into the point guard role. The team is back to its winning ways and improved to 7-6 overall and 5-2 in their league division, good for second place. At this point the Teams goals are to of course continuing improving and learning the great game of basketball, but also they have their sights set on making it back to the ISAL Playoffs. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 71-46 in the lower gym. This was the teams fifth straight victory. In front of a home crowd this was the teams most dominant offensive performance of the season. The team led 21-7 after one, 42-19 after two and opened up a commanding 33 point lead at the end of three quarters when they led 59-26. The game saw four players reach double figures in scoring. Nico M. (8th) led the way with 13 points, Alex B. (7th) scored 12 points, while Mirembe M-T (8th) and Nick Mc (8th) each scored 10 points apiece. Nick also had a team high 8 rebounds and had a personal best 4 assists. Mirembe led the way in steals and assists with 6 steals and 5 assists. Mirembe had led the team in assists every game this season. The Panthers will next be in action Monday as they face LREI in a non-league game and then again on Thursday against Brooklyn Heights Montessori. Both games will be played at home in the BFS lower gym. Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell Friends School 34-25 in the lower gym. We suited up 14 players, team photo day. The team go off to a tremendous start in front of a wonderful Friday afternoon crowd. BFS found itself up 11-2 after one quarter of play. Four players scored during the first quarter including three starters. BFS scored seven more points during the second quarter to expand the lead to sixteen points at 18-2. Then MMFS went on a run of their own to go into the break down 18-8. BFS maintained their lead during the second half, but MMFS fought valiantly. BFS had some trouble trying to regain their early success and mojo as MMFS turned up their defense and intensity. After three quarters of play BFS still led 28- 15. During the 4th quarter MMFS outscored BFS 10-6 but BFS held on for the much needed league victory going into the final two weeks of the season. The crowd was treated to a very good game going into the weekend. Senior leader Ivy once again led the way with 10 points, including two three pointers. Senior guard Silvely A. also had 10 points, including 8 very important points during the second half. Junior forward Kasey J. played a stellar game and had 9 points as she was in the right place at the right time, including 6 key points during the third quarter. Freshmen Salma M. had 4 points and Libby S. chipped in with a basket. Everyone came to play today. It was another real team effort. Way to go team. BFS is now 8-6 overall, 6-2 in ISAL league play. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell Friends School 60-37 in the lower gym. This was a local rivalry game between the two quaker schools, as well as a battle of the #3 spot and #4 spots in the current ISAL league standings. With the victory the Panthers are now 7-4 in league play. The team turned it up each and every quarter. BFS was led by senior leader Brendan G. scoring 14 points, sophomore Jailen L. poured in 11 points, freshmen Jovan R. had 10 points, and sophomore Kwesi S. scored 8 points. Seniors Charlie S. scored 7 points, Maalik D. with 6 points, and Isaac H. added 4 points. Other sophomore achievements came from Kwesi S. and Luca J. both scored 4 points. Luca also chipped in with 4 rebounds. Junior Anthony H. scored 2 points, had 2 rebounds and picked up 3 assists. The Panthers suffocating defense forced their opponent to turnover the ball 25 times. The team picked up the victory in front of a great crowd in a packed gym. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of January 9th, 2017
On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 34-13 on the road at Aviator. BFS only had six girls available to make the trip out to Aviator. This was the teams first game ever at this facility. Thanks to freshman Emma S. for also making the trip and doing the scorebook for the game. The coaches did not know what to expect but as always we were hoping for the best. Upon arrival we realized that both teams had only six available players so this would be a very interesting game. This was a large court and our team needed to be ready to get up and down. We went over some key points during our pregame speech and set up our offense and defensive plans of attack. Senior leader and point guard Ivy L. was up for the challenge. She had fellow senior Fatima E-B by her side, along with junior Rosemary D-L-C,and freshmen Libby, S., Anique E., and Fadila S. BFS jumped out early and looked good on both ends of the court. The Panthers took a 7-3 lead with Ivy scoring 5 points and Libby chipping in with a basket. BRP had a shooter #1 so BFS needed to locate her and keep a hand in her face. She was able to unload one three point make during the first quarter. BRP came out and knocked down an early three and made a free throw to tie things up at seven early in the second quarter. Ivy was able to knock down a three of her own and Libby added two more baskets for BFS. BFS continued to play solid defense, rebound the ball, and control the tempo. BFS found themselves up 14-7 at the half. The six girls were working hard and only good things can happen when you are working hard. BFS continued to talk strategy and hoped some of their good looks at the basket would now find their way through the net. Hoping for a better second half BFS came out strong and turned up the defense. Their opponent quickly knocked down another three to make it 14-10, but Ivy came right back down the court and knocked down a tough three pointer to give BFS a comfortable lead again. From there it was pretty much all BFS as they worked, and worked some more. The defense was solid as they keyed in on their opponents best shooter and got their hands in the passing lane. On offense BFS pushed the ball up the court and moved the ball around and got everyone good looks and great shots. It was a true team effort. Ivy poured in seven more points during the third quarter and BFS found themselves now up 21-13 going into the final quarter of play. BFS did not stop there, they played a tremendous fourth quarter as they continued their solid play on both ends of the court. Everyone touched the ball and put up some great shots. Ivy had four more points, Rosemary ad four points, and Anique had the shot of the game, a perfect three right in front of our bench, nothing but net. BFS held their opponent scoreless during the final quarter of play as the tam went on a 17-0 run to close things out. Ivy led the way with one of her best overall games of her career tallying 20 points. Libby finished with 6 points, Rosemary 4 points, and Anique had that memorable three pointer. Fatima did a fantastic job on defense, as well as running the court on offense, and getting up some very good shots during the second half run. And Fadila did a good job spelling her friend and teammate Anique throughout the game. Thanks to everyone who contributed tot today's success. Way to go team. The team celebrated the hard fought victory with some pizza on the bus ride back to Downtown Brooklyn. The team improved its overall record to 6-3, and is now 4-1 in ISAL league play. BFS has a rare off day today, followed up but another important ISAL League Game on Wednesday. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 22-8 in the lower gym. It was the teams first home game of the season. The players responded to the home town cooking. Anchored by stellar defense from eighth grader Alexander H., the deft outside shooting of fellow eighth grader Thea T., the inside play of another eighth grader Danielle F. BFS coasted to victory in front of the home crowd. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 62-36 in the lower gym. The team put forth their third consecutive outstanding performance, which resulted in the Panthers third consecutive victory. Although it was a combined effort, a couple of student athletes really stood out for the Panthers in their first home game of the season. Nick Mc. (8th) led the way in scoring and rebounding with 14 points and 9 boards. Just behind him was Nico M. (8th) who had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Mirembe M-T (8th) added 11 points to go along with 5 assists and 5 steals. But seventh grader Xavier G. stole the show with a breakout game that saw him score 10 points off of the bench. He hit a pair of three-pointers in the game as well as a couple of long-range twos. Way to go team! Next up for the Panthers they try to keep their winning streak going on Thursday when they take on Dwight School at home. Blue Pride!!
On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated LREI 50-30 in the lower gym. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated LREI 80-50 in the lower gym. Heading into the game, both teams were 4-3 in ISAL league play. BFS jumped out of the gates in the first quarter with a 12 to 7 lead at the end of the quarter and extended it throughout the game. The team was led by senior Brendan G. who scored a game high 28 points, had 5 assists, and picked up 2 steals . Also chipping in the offensive end was fellow senior Maalik D. with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. Freshmen Jovan R. played his best game of the season, scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. Senior Charlie S. scored 3 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks. Sophomore Jailen L. scored 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Fellow sophomores Kwesi S. and Luca J. both scored 4 points, while Luca had 4 boards. Junior Anthony H. scored 2 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Senior Sam Francis scored 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists. The Panthers' defense helped cause 15 turnovers that led to 22 fast break points. Way to go team! The Panthers are now 5-3 in the ISAL, with an overall record of 5-6. Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Dwight 57-44 in the lower gym.
This game was played in front of and enthusiastic home crowd. The win was the team's fourth consecutive victory and fifth overall. The win was a balanced effort that saw ten different players score. The team was led by Nick Mc's (8th) 13 points, Mirembe M-T (8th) with 7 assists and Ethan S. (7th) with 7 rebounds. Ethan also chipped in with 4 points and 4 assists. The rebounds and assists were both personal bests for Ethan. Not to be outdone Alex B. (7th) scored a personal best 9 points. Next up for the streaking Panthers is a home game against always tough BWL this Thursday. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Churchill 56-48 on the road. BFS jumped out of the gates in the first quarter with a 7-5 lead, but things went down hill after that during the second quarter, as the team trailed 23-13 at half-time. The team was led by senior leader Brendan G. scoring 14 points and dishing out 9 assists. Fellow senior Maalik D. had 10 points, 6 Rebounds, 4 Steals, 4 Assists, and 2 blocks. Also chipping in the scoring was freshmen Jovan R. with 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Senior Charlie S. scored 9 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, had 3 assists, 3 steals, and a block. Sophomore Jailen L. finished with 8 points. Fellow sophomores Kwesi S. and Luca J. both scored 4 points. Luca also picked up 4 rebounds. Junior Anthony H. scored 2 points, had 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Senior Sam F. scored 6 points, with 2 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists. The Panthers are now 6-4 in league play. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Church 50-34 on the road. The team maintained their winning ways as they improved their overall record to a very impressive 11-0. The Panthers broke out of a tightly contested 23-16 first half with a 19-2 3rd quarter statement to just about put the game out of reach. Great defensive effort and overall team work were the keys in this victory. Keep up the good work team and onto the one. Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated FASNY 63-42 in the lower gym. The team continues its winning ways and remained unbeaten at 12-0. Very impressive. Way to go team, great team effort. Playing hard all game, moving the ball with ease, and shooting the lights out. Special efforts of note, starter Kobe C. with 15 rebounds and Harrison K. coming off the bench scoring a game high 12 points. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of January 2nd, 2017
On Thursday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell 27-21 on the road at Basketball City. It was the teams first game back from the winter break. The team got of to a slow start. They needed to shake off the rust from the recent 3 week break. Senior leader and point guard Ivy L. had BFS' lone first quarter basket. Not much more offense for BFS during the second quarter. Kasey J. scored a basket, Lexi S. hit a key free throw, and Ivy knocked down a tough shot to beat the buzzer going into the half. BFS found themselves down 14-9 at the break. The BFS Coaching Staff made some key adjustments during halftime, especially on the defensive side of things. And the team talk about being more aggressive on the offensive side of things. Not knowing what to expect during the second half, BFS came out with a different type of energy on both ends of the court. Junior Rosemary D-L-C was assigned the responsibility of shutting down the opposing point guard. And that is exactly what she did. Rosemary did such a great job our opponent had to sub out their point guard and try something else. Now that the defense had turned it up it was time for the offense to get involved. The Panthers had 5 out of 10 players score at least one basket during the very important game shifting third quarter. Freshman Salma M. had 7 points in the quarter to lead the way. Fellow freshman Libby S., Kasey, Ivy, and senior Fatima E-B all scored a basket of their own. The great defense and over all intensity continued throughout the quarter and second half. Seniors Lexi and Fatima also were assigned certain players to guard during the half. BFS now found themselves up 23-18 after a very impressive third quarter were BFS outscored their opponent 14-4. But it wasn't over yet. MMFS kept fighting and battling. They hung in for the whole game and pulled within three points at 23-20, then Salma and Libby added key baskets in the final quarter, and in the end BFS was able to hold on for the much needed victory coming off the break and starting the new year out right. Salma M. had a Varsity career high of 9 points and BFS needed each one of them. It was a real team effort, including freshman Anique E. and Fadila S. getting their first career starts. Way to go team. The team improved its overall record to 5-2, and is now 3-1 in ISAL league play. Another day, another game. BFS is back in action today. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Garden 50-11 on the road in Queens. The team returned from the winter break with a convincing victory over their opponent. The team played it's fifth consecutive road game to start the season and was able to bring home the "W". The team had 14 players participate in the game and each each team member contributed to the big win. The scoring was led by Alex B. (7th) and Nico M. (8th) who each scored 8 points, while Charlie B. and Ethan S. (both 7th) scored 6 points respectively. The team pulled in a combined season high 71 rebounds in the game, with three players reaching double figures. Niko led the way with 12, while Nick Mc. (8th) and Bryce K. (8th) each pulled in 10. Team captain Mirembe M-T. (8th) led the team in assists for the fifth straight time. The win gets the teams record over .500 for the first time this season and was their second consecutive. They will attempt to keep the winning streak going when they take on Rudolph Steiner on Monday, January 9 in their home opener in the BFS lower gym.
The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated FASNY 51-44 on the road in Westchester. The team remains undefeated in the new year. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Steiner 59-41 in the lower gym. The Panthers picked up a league win and are now 4-3 in the ISAL. BFS jumped out of the gates in the first quarter with a 12-7 lead at the end of the quarter and extended it throughout the game. The team was led by senior captain Brendan G. scoring 19 points. Also chipping in the with scoring were senior Maalik D. who had 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while freshmen Jovan R. back in action, scored 10 points, had 4 rebounds, and picked up 3 assists. Seniors Sam F. and Isaac H. both scored 4 points while grabbing 4 and 5 rebounds respectively. Junior Anthony H. scored 2 points, with 2 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Panthers out-rebounded Steiner 40 to 18. See you next week. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of December 12th, 2016
On Monday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Churchill 63-46 in the lower gym.
The Brooklyn Friends JV Boys team finished off the first half of the season with a home victory against Churchill School. The Panthers led by only 8 points at the half, 32-24. The team came out in the second half on a mission and only wanted to build on their lead. BFS outscored their opponent 23-13 during the third quarter to almost put the game out of reach. Another great team win and hard fought game. The team boasts an impressive 8-0 record going into the winter break. The JV Boys return to action after the break on Wednesday 1/4/17 against Garden School in the lower gym. Keep up the great work, onto the next! Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
On Thursday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 21-20 on the road in Brooklyn Heights. Today's game will go down as one of the teams best contests ever. BFS was down early, but battled back time after time, short handed with only 6 players. It was a real team effort. Thea T-M (8th) got us on the board. Mixed with some good passing we got four out of six of our players to score significant points. Alex H. led the way and hit a key three point shot late in the game. Seven graders Summer G., Meghan H. and Sophia S. did a great job and brought the positive energy. The team ended up winning by a point on a put back by Danny F. (8th) with less than 30 seconds left in the game. The girls hung on at the end to hold the lead and secure the victory. Way to go team! Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 51-23 on the road in Brooklyn Heights. The team heads into the winter break with a very impressive road win over a local rival. After suffering a tough defeat on Monday at Friends Seminary, the Panthers were really looking to get back in the win column. That is just what they did. Once again the team was led by captain and point guard Mirembe M-T (8th). Mirembe had his fingerprints all over this game by posting his first career triple-double. Mirembe amassed 10 points, 12 assists, and had 10 steals. He very nearly had a quadruple-double with seven rebounds. The top offensive contributor was Nick McB (8th) with 12 points and 7th grader Charlie B. in his first career start scored 8 points. Nick McB was also the team's leading rebounder with 8 boards. In total 14 players got into the action and every one of them contributed to this afternoons success. The team takes this big win into the break with an eye on a winning streak to start the new year. Happy Holidays!
Game Highlights for Week of December 5th, 2016
On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated BWL 67-61 in the lower gym.
The team picked up the league win and improved to 2-1 in the ISAL. BFS jumped out of the gates scoring 21 points during the first quarter. BFS led the game wire to wire. The team was led by senior Maalik D. who scored 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for a double double, to go along with three assists and two blocks. Fellow senior Brendan G. Scored 18 points, had five rebounds, and three assists, along with two steals. He also made a game high five three pointers. Senior Charlie S. scored 10 points, had nine rebounds, six assists, and one block. Senior Sam F. scored 8 points and had two assists. Sophomores Kwesi S. and Jailen L. scored 4 points and 3 points respectively. And senior Isaac H. scored 2 points and pulled down seven boards. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated BWL 67-42 on the road. The team took their winning streak on the road for their first league game and picked up another impressive victory. The Panthers did a variety of things on defense with full court man to man defense, a full court press, and a switching zone to take a commanding lead during the second half. After a back and forth first half BFS buckled down and played stellar offensive and continued their impressive defensive performance to outscore their opponent 39-19 in the second half. Great finish by BFS, keep up the good work and onto the next! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 11-9 on the road.
Scrambling, scratching, crawling, the team got their season underway in Park Slope. The first game was a challenge. Berkeley Carroll had a half court 1-2-2 press, moving the ball for BFS was difficult, resulting with quite a few turnovers. The players checked themselves and got the offense flowing, the shots didn't fall, but the team battled back. The defense held firm all game. BFS took a four point lead into the 4th quarter and protected the lead for the season opening win. Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Dwight 50-27 in the lower gym. The Panthers kept their winning ways and remained unbeaten (6-0). The team used tough defense along with timely scoring to take charge of this one. The Panthers held their opponent to very few shots with a strong rebounding on both ends of the floor. Great all around game by the entire team. Great team effort. Way to go team!! The JV Boys go on the road this Friday! Keep it up and onto the next. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS US Boys & US Girls Squash Teams participated in the their first ever match competition at Eastern Athletic Club (EAC) versus Birch Wathen Lenox. Our student athletes made a valiant effort in a 1-5 loss. Our win came in the last game as BFS #1 seed Emmitt S. beat the #1 seed from BWL 3-2. The other squash players from BFS, Alice Q., Sophie L., Sage G., Kieran H., Theo Y-G, and Charlie D. all played their hearts out in each of their game matches. All of the BFS players were able to win points in each game they played. It was a great first outing for the BFS squash team and program. The team represented BFS and everyone involved had a great time. Congratulations to everyone who mad this historic event a success. Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Garden 26-18 on the road. It was the teams first road win of the season. BFS led throughout. The team took care of business. It was important to pick up this victory going into the break. Senior point guard Ivy L. led the way for BFS with 10 points. Fellow senior Silvely A. had 12 points to lead all scorers. Junior Kasey J. chipped in with 2 points and freshman Libby S. also added 2 points for BFS, while grabbing a game high 11 rebounds. Everyone saw action for BFS (Fatima E-B, Lexi S., Iniya M., Caila F., Rosemary D-L-C, Anique E., Fadila S., and Kennedy W.) and it was a learning experience for all involved. The team improved to 4-2 overall. Wishing everyone a wonderful winter break. The second half of the season starts upon returning in the new year. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 61-35 on the road. BFS jumped out of the gates in the first quarter and never looked back leading the game wire to wire. The team was led by senior Brendan G scoring 28 points. Also chipping in the scoring were two sophomore in Kwesi S. and Oliver S-P with 13 and 11 points respectively. Senior Maalik D. scored 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Senior Charlie S. grabbed 4 rebounds and had 8 assists. Fellow senior Sam F. scored 6 points, and had 2 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists. Senior Isaac H. scored 2 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. The Panthers are now 3-1 in the ISAL league play. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 55-13 on the road. Once again the Panthers used their overwhelming and smothering defense to limit their opponent. It was a total team effort that led to the victory. Getting contributions from the top to the bottom of the roster. The BFS JV Boys finished the week 3-0 and remain undefeated (7-0)! Keep it up and onto the next! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 61-35 on the road. The team collected their first win of the season with a very impressive second half. After losing their season opener on Monday, the team was looking to bounce back from the painful one point loss. However this game was very close at half time with the Panthers seaming to play a little too cautiously. They went into the locker room only up three points, leading 24-21. When the second half began it was a different BFS team that took the floor and they completely took over the game as they went up and down the court. The Panthers outscored their opponent 18-8 during the third quarter and then 18-6 in the fourth quarter. Although he played most of the game in foul trouble Mirembe M-T (8th) led the team with his dramatic play as he recorded 12 points and had 7 assists. Nico M. (8th) dominated the glass with 10 rebounds, Nick Mc. (8th) had a team high 13 points and Bryce K. (8th) grabbed 5 steals. Amongst other contributions Ethan S. (7th) scored 11 points to lead all seventh graders. Next up for the team is another road trip into the city on Monday to take on rival Friends Seminary. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of November 28th, 2016
On Monday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Winston Prep 63-26 in the lower gym. The team kept the season going with their winning ways and improved their record to 2-0. The Panthers led the contest from the opening tip and kept a great lead throughout. BFS used their swarming defense and tough rebounding to keep their opponent at bay. The Panthers received contributions all over the team that had a leading scorer with 10 points and as many as four more players with 8 points each. The Panthers held home court for the first time this year and hope to keep the same the rest of the week with two more games at home. Great game Team!!. Keep it up, and onto the next! Blue Pride!!
On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 78-39 in the lower gym. The team remained unbeaten improved their record to 3-0. The Panthers again led from start to the finish. With stifling full court pressure defense leading to many fast break opportunities. The Panthers had many contributions by all players, with as many as eleven players getting in the scorebook. Great defense, unselfish play, and a great overall team win. Lets keep it up, onto the next! Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Churchill 40-36 in the lower gym. The team picked up its first win of the season. The victory was Coach David Gardell'a 100th career Girls Varsity Basketball coaching victory. What a game....Blue Pride!! BFS once again got off to a fantastic start. The team jumped out on their opponent and took a 12-3 lead into the second quarter. Senior star athlete Halima M. scored 6 quick points. This is only her second career high school game, after opening the season to lead all scorers the previous day with 19 total points. She is an incredible athlete. At a few points during the game she dribbled through everyone who came at her as the crowed cheered and was in awe of her natural abilities. Fellow senior Ivy L., our point guard and team captain added a bucket, as well as freshman Selma M. BFS played a solid second quarter, after using numerous timeouts to work on breaking the opponents press, and maintained their nine point lead. At the half BFS led 20-11. BFS felt good going into the second quarter. But one of the reasons we play sports is because we never truly know the outcome. BFS came out flat to open up the second half. The starters struggled to inbound the ball and get it down the out. The coach sensed something needed to be done. Having only one timeout left because the officials did not know the rule and stated we only get five timeouts instead of 6 total timeouts the Coach had to take a different plan of action. Instead of using the teams final timeout (according to the officials) the Coach pulled all five starters and put in a different unit at the six minute mark. That second unit came in and did a fantastic job settling things down and regaining the teams composure. BFS now found themselves down after a blink of the eye run by their opponent but BFS was not about to give up on the game on their home court. The starters came back on the court after setting down on the watching and watching what needed to be done. BFS scored and the fans were back in the game. BFS scored again and now they were right back in it with the momentum switching back to their side. BFS found themselves down by three points going into the final quarter of play after their opponents outscored the Panthers 16-4. BFS turned things up during the fourth quarter. They kept battling and and working towards their goal of their first win of the season, Coaches 100th. It wasn't easy as BFS missed numerous shots, including numerous lay ups. They were going so fast it was hard for the players and the team to slow down to finish on their lay ups. Coach knew as long as they kept shooting that at some point the shots would fall, but would they fall in enough time to pull out the thrilling come from behind victory. BFS scored 14 total points in the final quarter of play and took the lead for good around the one minute mark. Halima added 7 fourth quarter points to give her 14 total points for the game, to go along with 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 assists. BFS was up three and Church had the ball. Church got a good look from the corner on a three that just missed. Halima grabbed the rebound and was fouled. She went to the foul line to try to close things out. She took a deep breathe and made the first one to give BFS the four point lead. Selma finished with 8 points, Ivy had 4 points, and senior guard Silvely A. who played her first game of the young season had 10 points. Fellow senior guard Fatima E-B had two key assists in the game. Freshman Libby S. played a solid game, along with junior Kasey J. who had a key basket. Freshman Kennedy W. played some solid defense during her minutes on the court, along with senior Lexi S. and junior Rosemary D-L-C. This was definitely a team victory. Thanks to everyone who contributed to todays success'. Way to go Team!! Congrats to all the players and Coaches....Its a true pleasure to coach these student-athletes. Number 100 was not easy, Coach broke a sweat, but it was well worth it and extremely memorable. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Friends Seminary 33-22 in the lower gym. The team picked up its second win of the season. BFS led early but after one quarter the score was BFS 6 and FS 4. Not much offense early in this game, going into the half BFS doubled their lead to four points at 13-9. The Panthers were taking good shots all game but they just weren't falling. BFS maintained their lead going into the final quarter of play. BFS led 20-18 before Friends Seminary tied things up and then took a 22-20 lead, their first lead of the game. BFS kept shooting the ball and were able to find the basket and go on a nice 13-0 run to close the game out in front of the home crowd. Senior guard Ivy L. led the way with 9 fourth quarter points including a big time three pointer and going 2-2 at the free throw line. Ivy our captain and leader led the way with a game high 14 points (two 3's). Senior Halima M. finished with 6 points and 5 assists. Freshman Salma M. had 6 points and 9 rebounds, including a big put back basket during the fourth quarter run. Senior Silvely A. hit a huge three pointer, nothing but net, from deep at the top of the key during the amazing 4th quarter run. Freshman Libby S. came out aggressive and chipped in with a basket, as did senior Lexi S. who also had three key steals. Senior Fatima E-B had another key assist. Junior Kasey J. had another solid game, especially on the defensive end. Fellow junior Rosemary D-L-C checked in with 1:50 remaining in the game and was asked to shut down the opponents point guard #12, and that is exactly what she did. She was definitely ready when her time was called. And we cannot forget the "spark plug", Caila F. #5 checked into the game ina very key moment early in the third quarter when we weren't sure which way the game was going to end up going. She came in and and was in the right place at the right time during her moments of action. The rest of the team fed off her energy. Everyone needs to be ready for their moment. Way to go team. Its great having 16 players on this years roster. Looking forward to the next one. See you at practice. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated FASNY 41-18 on the road in Westchester. The team came away with an impressive victory. It is the first win of the young season. It was a well-balanced attack by the Panthers as no one player scored in double figures, but 8 out of 10 players scored in the game. Way to go team. The team defense also played a huge role during the second half as they held their opponent to only 4 points. Three BFS players led the team in scoring with 8 points by seniors Maalik D, Brendan G, and sophomore Kwesi S. After that, senior Charlie S. scored 7 points, sophomore Jailen L. had 5 points, senior Sam F. scored 4 points, and fellow senior Isaac H. chipped in with 2 points and grabbed a team high 10 rebounds. The teams next game will be versus ISAL rival BWL on Monday in a JV and Varsity double-header at Brooklyn Friends!
Game Highlights for Week of November 21st, 2016
On Monday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 48-44 on the road.
The team got the season off on the right start with the victory over local rival Saint Ann's (1-0). The Panthers led the contest for most of the way until a 41-41 tie late in the fourth quarter. BFS used their tough defense and heads up play to finish the game up seven points, until a late buzzer beater make it only a four point contest. The Panthers received contributions all over the team with as many as ten players saw game action, seven of the players made the stat sheet. The rest of the players helped out in many other ways. It was a great team effort and great team win to open up the 2016-17 season. Keep up the hard work and on to the next one! Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of October 24th, 2016
On Monday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Packer 2-1 (21-25, 25-16, 15-13) in the upper gym to improve to 11-0 overall. What an exciting come from behind match against a local rival. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated MMFS 2-0 (25-14, 25-23) in the upper gym. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-7) on the road. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Girls Soccer Team tied Berkeley Carroll 3-3 at beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. Blue Pride!!
On Tuesday the BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Churchill 3-0 in the ISAL Semifinals at Calvert Vaux. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team lost to Birch Wathen Lenox 2-1 in the ISAL Semifinals on Randalls Island.
On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Friends Seminary 2-1 (25-16, 22-25, 15-11) on the road. The team finished their season undefeated at 12-0. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 25-18) in the ISAL Semifinals in the upper gym. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team lost to Dwight 2-0 (9-25, 13-25) in the ISAL Semifinals on the road.
The BFS MS Girls Soccer Team defeated Friends Seminary 2-0 in a "Friendly" battle down at beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Dwight 3-1 in the ISAL Championship Game at Randall's Island. The setting for the finals was an extremely grey and rainy day that set a cold and damp mood. Luckily the Lady Panthers were pumped up to be playing in the big game that they are now a custom to. The team played some of its best soccer of the season today! The team had numerous opportunities and dominated play throughout most of the game. Our first goal came off a punt from the Dwight goalie Sylvie B. who got the rebound and touched it forward, to Emma P. who dribbled forward and hit a hard shot that tipped off the goalies hands and bounced off the inside of the crossbar. We put away a second goal in the first half by a spectacular play by freshman Willa S. who won the ball off a goal kick and while bouncing mid air she ripped it into the upper left corner. Our third and final goal came in the second half when sophomore Emma P. sent a bending ball in from a corner kick that barely knocked off a Dwight player and straight into the net! Way to go!! Our goalie Molly R. and the back line (Kasey J., Jonae O., Libby S., and senior leader Sophie E.) played a solid 80 minute game despite the slick weather conditions, helping us clinch the finals win! Our one and only senior Sophie E. played a great last game and will be greatly missed for her leadership on and off the field. Thanks to the Coaches, Players, Parents/Guardians, Robert the bus driver, everyone who made this season a success, and of course the FANS. 2016 ISAL Playoff Champions....Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team lost to LREI 3-0 (16-25, 23-25, 17-25) in the ISAL Finals at Leman Prep..
Game Highlights for Week of October 17th, 2016
On Monday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 2-0 (25-21, 25-20) in the upper gym to improve to 9-0 overall. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Garden School 3-0 (25-11, 25-6, 25-16) on the road. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team tied FASNY 2-2 out on Randall's Island. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Saint Ann's 9-0 at beautiful Bush Terminal. The team notched their eighth win of the season by defeating local rival Saint Ann's. The teams offense broke out early in the game by scoring six goals in the first half. The action highlighted by a Nick O's (7th) hat trick. There were also goals scored by Nico M. (8th) his tenth of the season, Bryce K. (8th), and Charlie B. (7th). In the second half three of our 7th graders scored for the first time this season. The goals were scored by Xavier G., Charlie K., and Ethan S. Along with the goals there was plenty of effective teamwork as assists were dished out by Genta A. (7th), Mirembe M-T (8th), Saad B. (8th), and Alex B. (7th).
Next up the boys go for win number nine when they make their final trip to Randall's Island on Wednesday to take on ISAL league opponent Churchill. Blue Pride!!
On Tuesday BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 2-0 (26-24, 25-15) on the road. Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Soccer Team defeated LFNY 2-1 at beautiful Bush Terminal Park. It was an extremely exciting game for everyone involved. Congrats to the players and coaches. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Church 3-0 at picturesque Brooklyn Bridge Park. What an October day, under unusually hot weather conditions for this late in the season. BFS struggled to find the back of the net for the first 20 minutes of the game despite the fact that Churchill only fielded 9 players. Even with a lack of collective energy we were able to pull away with a 3-0 victory. The first goal came off a defensive goal kick that sophomore Emma P. won out of the air and dribbled through the whole field to score herself, unassisted. The second goal was a beautiful string of four passes that moved the ball up the field which ended with junior and captain Niamh passing to freshman Willa who finished it without hesitation. Lastly, Emma P. repeated her first goal by again winning one of our goal kicks, dribbling through the entire field and hitting a shot that went just over the tops of the Churchill goalie. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Churchill 2-0 out on Randall's Island.
BFS started with high pressure intensity to open the score 1-0 in the 11th minute, after senior leader Charlie S. gave a through ball to freshman Gabriel D. who had a great finish sending a low shot passed the goalkeeper. Six minutes later, a defensive mistake from our opponents defense left the soccer ball stagnant in the goalie box, Gabriel D. jumped in and took advantage of this mistake to make it 2-0. A strong BFS defense kept Churchill's offense frustrated with no opportunities to score. Off to our last regular season game tomorrow. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Churchill 6-1 out on Randall's Island. As they continued to roll on. The team notched their ninth win of the season by defeating their ISAL opponent. The Panthers waisted no time getting the scoring started as Oliver M. (8th) crossed a ball into the box for Mirembe M-T (8th) which he deposited with less than a minute gone by in the first half. Less than ten minutes later Mirembe returned the favor by assisting on the first of two goals by Oliver. With the score 3-0, Nico M. (8th) took a direct kick from just outside the box and drove the ball just under the cross bar for the fourth goal of the half. The only blemish of the game was a goal scored against by Churchill with under one minute to play in the first half. In the second half Alex B. (7th) scored his first goal of the season on one of the most beautiful through ball passes of the season by his teammate Nico. Nico soon after scored his second goal of the game and team leading 12th of the season. Ethan W. (7th) assisted on Nico's goal, his first assist of the season.
The trip on Tuesday was the team's last bus ride of the season. They will finish out this week with practices on Thursday and Friday before fishing out the season with games at Brooklyn Bridge Park next week. Stop by the field and checkout the action. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Friends 3-2 (16-25, 25-17, 25-27, 25-17, 15-13) in the upper gym. It was a late night for all involved, but what an exciting match as the two Quaker Schools made it a very memorable one. BFS battled and came from behind to pick up the thrilling victory. The team picked up its 5th win in a row. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS US Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams participated in the ISAL Championship Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. With a light drizzle in the park today the BFS team participated in the Championships. All BFS runners displayed great individual effort. On the girls side, sophomore Helen L. finished 9th among all girls with an impressive time of 27:12. On the boys side, senior Miles N. finished 6th out of 46 runners with an impressive time of 20:19. Fellow seniors Maalik D. finished 11th with a time of 21:11, Emmitt S. finished 14th with a time of 22:33, and Nat E-H rounded things out with a time of 23:30. The team was pretty consistent all season long and ran hard today. If all our runners were qualified we would have placed second and received a runner up plaque. To cap the afternoon off and the season, the BFS championship runners celebrated with some traditional carrot cake one last time. We are all looking forward to the winter indoor track season! Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 3-1 (25-14, 17-25, 25-14, 25-12) in the upper gym. The team picked up its 6th win in a row. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team played to a 1-1 tie against LREI at Calvert Vaux.
This match was certainly the most disappointing game of the season despite the 1-1 result. Even though it wasn't a loss the outcome was particularly frustrating considering the team needed the win to potentially claim the 1st place spot in the ISAL league. Although the result was disappointing, the collective spirit and effort from the team was the best we've seen so far this season. LREI got the first goal of the match early in the first half by a controversial free kick right outside the 18 yard box. The original call was dicey but on top of that the referee allowed a re-kick after we blocked the first attempt! Fueled by a sense of injustice the ladies fired up and fought hard until halftime while the score remained 1-0.
BFS' goal came from a hard drive from sophomore Emma P. who dribbled through half the field and took a shot from long distance to tie the score up at 1-1. The Lady Panthers worked hard for the remainder of the game, with countless opportunities that just couldn't seem to fine the back of the net. All in all a tough result but valiant effort!
On Friday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 2-0 (25-20, 25-18) on the road. The team picked up its 10th win of the season while becoming the ISAL 2016 League Champions. Congratulations to the Players and Coaches. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!
Game Highlights for Week of October 10th, 2016
On Thursday the BFS MS/US Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. In BFS' third ISAL Cross Country meet of the 2016 season, a crisp fall day with light precipitation kept all of the runners refreshed! In the Middle School meet, eighth grader James F. finished in 2nd place, medaling, with a time of 9:20. Jack L. finished with a time of 12:10, Henry Butler finished in 13:09, Owen M. finished in 13:11. Ava S. finished 6th in the MS girls race with a time of 11:55. In the Upper School meet, seniors Miles N. and Maalik D. finished 5th with a time of 20:46 and 6th with a time of 21:05 respectively. Emmitt S. finished with at time of 22:44. Helen L. finished 5th in the US Girls race with a time of 27:10. The Upper School Team is looking forward to the Invitational Championships next week, and celebrating with TruMoo and Carrot cake! Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 3-1 (25-15, 25-17, 24-26, 25-15) in the upper gym. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Rudolph Steiner 5-0 on Randall's Island.
The team brought home another "W" (victory). The team imposed its ability to strike quickly when on two separate occasions they scored multiple goals in pretty quick succession. The first strike came at the thirteen minute mark when Nico M. (8th) scored his eighth goal of the season only to follow that just three minutes later with his ninth. Assisting on the goals were Genta A. (8th) and Nick O. (7th). Later in the half the team struck again when Nick K. (8th) and Charlie B. (7th) scored two minutes apart at the twenty six minute mark. Oliver M. (8th) and Xavier G. (7th) recorded assists on the goals. For Xavier it was his first point of the year. In the second half Ben W. (7th) got a chance to get into the action when he took a crooning pass from Oliver to score a dramatic header for the team's fifth and final goal.
The team attempts to build on their 7-2 overall record when they take on local rival St. Ann's on Monday in Sunset Park at beautiful Bush Terminal. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of October 3rd, 2016
On Tuesday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 25-12) on the road on the Island. Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated LREI 2-0 (25-13-25-22) in the upper gym. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated York Prep 2-1 (25-16, 24-26, 15-10) in an intense road game. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Mary McDowell Friends 4-1 on the road at Randall's Island. BFS started the game with aggressive attacking momentum which created two important opportunities where senior leader Charlie S. capitalized on them putting the team up 2-0 in the first 15 minutes of play. The defense was sharp and stopped the opponents counter attacks. During the second half, BFS played simple yet effective soccer and was once again able to score. Goalie Patrick D. had three key saves that allowed BFS to stay in the game. The most valuable player of the game for BFS was senior Isaac H. with his superb leadership and defensive qualities. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS MS/US Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. Twelve BFS Runners participated in this league meet. Taking seven student-athletes from the Upper School and five student-athletes from the Middle School, the Panthers of BFS were well represented at Van Cortland Park. In the Middle School race, running 1.5 miles, James F. finished 2nd overall running with a great time of 9:25. Ava S. finished 4th in the girl's race with a time of 12:15. Way to go!! In the Upper School race, running 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles, Miles N. finished 5th out of 48 total boys with a time of 20:44, Maalik D. finished 7th with a time of 21:36. Helen Lipsky finished 7th in the girl's race with a time of 26:47. Way to go!! It was a great fall day for Brooklyn Friends at Van Cortland Park. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 6-0 out on Randall's Island. Today's game was an all around success for the team. BFS had the most shots on goal at 15+, BFS saw the most variety on the field with every girl clocking at least 15 minutes of playing time, and the Panthers scored the most goals of the season so far tallying six. The goals went to Willa S. (4), Emma P. (1), and Captain Niamh H. (1). The defense played a solid 80 minute game keeping a clean sheet despite a goalie change in the second half which found Captain Molly R. out on the field again for the first time in 6 games. Way to go team!! Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team played to a 3-3 tie versus Birch Wathen Lenox at Red Hook. High intensity and smart playing - that's how BFS dominated the first 30 minutes of the game. Senior leader Charlie S. once again led the scoring board for the Panthers with two great assists from fellow senior Sam F., and another from Sebastian B-S. The strong first half gave BFS a 3-0 lead. Lack of communication and the loss of tempo punished BFS during the second half as the opponent gained offensive momentum and eventually tied the score at three. Despite the set back, BFS has maintained momentum and tactically has drastically improved. The character of players and teams chemistry continues to shine for BFS. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 4-1 on Randall's Island.
The team collected their six win of the season with a convincing victory over there opponent.
Charlie B. (7th) got the scoring started with two goals in the first half. His first of two goals came at the seven minute mark when he scored on a rebound. His second came at the thirteen minute mark when he scored off of a centering pass. BWL responded with a goal just before the end of the first half to cut the halftime lead to just one goal. During the second half Nico M. (8th) added to the lead when he registered his team leading sixth and seventh goals of the season. Way to go team!! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Saint Ann's 2-0 (25-19, 25-15) in the upper gym. The team improved its record to 8-0. Blue Pride runs deep, Friends forever!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Mary McDowell Friends School 3-0 (25-15, 25-6, 25-13) in the upper gym. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of September 26th, 2016
On Monday the BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Cross Country Teams participated in their second meet of the season up at Van Cortland Park. It was another beautiful fall day at the Park, without a cloud in the sky. Six Brooklyn Friends student-athletes competed in the ACIS meet among 68 total boy runners. BFS had three representatives. Seniors Miles N. placed 13th with a time of 16:35, Maalik D. placed 18th with a time of 16:47, and Nat E-H finished 37th with a time of 18:39. Congrats to all involved. Spirits were high, and the team represented BFS! Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 2-1 (23-25, 25-11, 15-6) on the road at the Dwight School Athletic Center. It was a great come from behind road victory for BFS. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 3-0 (25-5, 25-14, 25-8) in the upper gym. It was a great short handed team victory for BFS. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Dwight 1-0 down at Red Hook. Today's game against Dwight started out pretty evenly matched with both teams having moments of possession and opportunities. Fortunately for BFS sophomore Emma P. played in a great pass to starting forward freshman Willa S. who finished her third goal of the season and what would turn out to be the only goal of the game. She chipped the shot and Dwight's goalie got her fingers on the ball but it still flew in right under the cross bar. Into halftime BFS was feeing good with their 1-0 lead. As the second half wore on Dwight displayed a bit more effort then the increasingly tired looking BFS team but luckily BFS' back line, Molly R. (Goalie), Jonae O., Kasey J., Sophie E., and Lily E. stood strong. They each clocked a full 80 minute game coming up with some major plays that kept the final score at 1-0 for BFS' third straight win with the team reaching the .500 mark, with 6 games left remaining on the schedule to play. The Panthers recorded 9 shots on goal between Jonae, Nora S., Willa, and Anique E.. As well as 7 saves by junior Molly in goal. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 8-0 at Randall's Island. BFS started the game with great intensity and confidence. Senior Charlie S.'s early three goals (hat trick) assisted by Sam G., Gabriel D. and Walker T. allowed BFS to play relaxed and showcase communication and effective off-the-ball movement the rest of the game. Jakob B. scored midway through the second half, followed by Charlie S. (4th goal), Sam E., and Walker T. The team has demonstrated great improvements in communication, team chemistry, and personal soccer skills. Happy to see a lot of smiling faces on and off the field. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Dwight 1-0 at Randall's Island. The team recorded their second straight shutout and third straight win. The teams record now stands at 3-1. Midway through the first half Saad B. (7th) connected with Charlie B. (7th) on a terrific volley that went low left corner passed a diving goalie for his second goal of he season. BFS Goalie Ben W. (7th) made the goal stand up for his second win of the season and first shutout. Dwight had a chance for a tying goal with about two minutes left to play, but the hard shot wrung off the crossbar and straight up in the air. Ben alertly turned and caught the ball as it fell straight back toward the goal. Thus preserving the win. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 2-0 (26-24, 25-21) at Sokol in the city. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 2-0 (25-17, 25-15) at Sokol in the city. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Staten Island Academy 7-4 out on the Island.
The traveled to Staten Island and came away with their fourth straight victory. After winning 1-0 on Monday versus their opponent, Wednesday's game had a much different feel. The two teams combined for 11 goals, with BFS getting the lion's share in the 7-4 win. After falling behind early Nico M. (8th) took control of the offense by scoring the next three goals of the game for a natural hat-trick. The boys took a 3-1 lead into the half. Shortly after halftime SIA scored a goal to make it a one goal game. Shortly after the SIA tally, Nick O. (7th) struck back after a Charlie B. (7th) setup. The assist was Charlie's second in the game. Five minutes later Charlie B. scored a goal of his own extending the lead to three goals. In the waning moments the teams traded goals to establish what was a high scoring final score. Both of BFS's late goals were knocked in by Bryce K. (8th), his first goals of the season. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS MS Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams participated in their first meet of the season up at Van Cortland Park. It was a cool and overcast day, but the BFS participants were excited to take to the course. Four Brooklyn Friends student-athletes competed in the ISAL meet among 50 plus total runners. BFS had four representatives covering a distance of a mile and a half. James F. very strong kick at the finish placed him 2nd overall with a impressive time of 9:53. Teammates Jack L. finished 20th with a time of 13:11, Henry B. finished 23rd with a time of 13:43, and Owen M. finished in 24th place with a time of 13:44 competitively among the other runners. Congrats to all involved. Spirits were high, and the team represented BFS! We are confident Brooklyn Friends will continue to be leaders of the pack in the ISAL for the remainder of the season. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated York Prep 2-1 on Randall's Island. Character of a championship team can only describe BFS' game on Thursday. BFS came from behind to take over the game and carry on with momentum. An explosive wing counter attack allowed Gabe D. to assist Oliver S-P who scored a beauty of a goal from outside the goalie box. Goalie Patrick D. and the outstanding defensive line kept York Prep frustrated and saved the team from getting scored on several times. A left wing counter attack from a phenomenal through ball by Jesse I. allowed Gabe D. to utilize his speed and turn the score around. The referee blew the whistle minutes later. Coaches and parents appreciated this well played game and BFS' efforts. Everyone left Randall's Island happy and with a smile on their face. Now time to get ready for our next game. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated York Prep 3-0 on Randall's Island. That makes it five in a row. Way to go team! The Panthers took the lead at the thirteen minute mark in the first half when Bryce K. (8th) played a great ball into the box from the right mid position where Genta A. (8th) was able to put a foot on the ball for his first goal of the season. The team then added to their lead in the second half as Nico M. (8th) was able to notch his fourth and fifth goals in the last two games. Bryce assisted Nico's first goal and Saad B. (8th) had the assist on the second. More soccer action next week. Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 2-0 (25-15, 25-17) in the upper gym. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of September 19th, 2016
On Tuesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated LREI 2-0 (25-15, 25-12) in the on the road. Blue Pride!!
On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Leman Prep 2-0 (25-13, 25-16) in the upper gym. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Leman Prep 4-1 at Calvert Vaux. The team picked up their first win of the season. Midway through the first half the Panthers jumped on top when Charlie B. (7th) put his head on a pass by Genta A. (8th) passed the goalie for his first goal of the season. Nicholas O. (7th) added a goal just before the end of he half to take a 2-0 lead into the break. In the second half Mirembe M-T (8th) and Nicholas K. (8th) added goals to take a 4-0 lead. The shut out would slip away on a late goal inside the last five minutes by the opponent. Oliver A. (8th) and Saad B. (8th) also tallied assists in the game.
With their win their team record improves to 1-1. They team will hit the pitch again on Friday. Blue Pride!!
On Thursday the BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Cross Country Teams participated in their first meet of the season up at Van Cortland Park. It was a beautiful fall day at the Park, without a cloud in the sky. Six Brooklyn Friends competed in the ISAL meet among 63 total runners. Seniors Miles N. placed 9th with a time of 22:20, Maalik D. placed 10th with a time of 22:23, Emmitt S. finished 16th with a time of 24:09, and Brenden G. and Nat E-H finished together with a time of 24:35. On the girls side sophomore Helen L. placed second among females with a time of 27:40. Congrats to all involved. Spirits were high, and the team celebrated with carrot cake! Blue Pride!!
The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Garden School 6-1 out on Randalls Island. BFS started the game slow, but as time progressed, BFS took control of the midfield and possession of the ball and the game. Senior Charlie S. sent a ball to the left wing to freshman Gabriel D. for him to cross and senior Sam F. who put the ball on the back off the net from a diagonal run. During the second half, BFS showed a strong attitude and desire to win, all players demonstrated maximum effort. A penalty kick gave BFS a 2-0 lead. Three fast counter attacks allowed senior leader Charlie S. to score four goals in eight minutes. That was truly spectacular to witness. Great ball possession and simple soccer allowed BFS to control the game and finish strong with sophomore Oliver S-P scoring the final goal. Team chemistry and communication were the highlights of the game. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!
The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated York Prep 3-0 at Calvert Vaux. The afternoon was a bit rocky before the clock even started; with a growing list of injured players and a delay in the games start time, things were feeling a bit unpredictable in the beginning. But with some hard work, and a scramble in the box freshman Sylvie B. made a bang in her debut game with her first varsity goal in her first game of the season with the assist going to fellow freshman Nora S.. The second goal came off the unmatchable creativity of sophomore Emma P. who literally made the defender trip over herself with some fancy footwork and struck a beautiful shot into the upper 90 to the far post marking the game 2-0. In the second half freshman Willa S. came up with the third goal of the game with the assist coming from Emma P. The team finished the game 3-0 for their first win of the season! Between Nora, Sylvie, Emma, and Willa the team racked up at least 11 shots on goal. Our defense played a stellar game as well, recording their first clean bill of the season. Our back five, Lily E. (right def) Kasey J. and Jonae O. (center def), Sophie E. (left def), and Molly R. (Goalie) all played a full 80minute game. Jonae had a spectacular game, stopping a few major counter attacks. Molly clocked her first game as goalie after nursing a shoulder injury and had a couple saves as well! Way to go team! Blue Pride!!
On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Friends Seminary 3-1 at beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 2-0 at Calvert Vaux. Undermanned, undaunted, and unflappable. The team recorded their second win of the season and improved their record to 2-1. Missing a couple of key contributors the team played a stiff defensive game and took a 0-0 tie into half time. In the second half however they broke the tie when Nicholas O. (7th) drilled a shot off of the cross bar that went straight down and just passed the line for his second goal of the season. He was set up off of a brilliant pass by Alex B. (7th). The second goal came five minutes later when Oliver M. (8th) took a ball from mid field and made a great rush to the box and drove it passed the diving goalie for his second of the season. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!
The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 2-0 (25-16, 25-8) in the upper gym. Blue Pride!!
Game Highlights for Week of September 12th, 2016
On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated York Prep 3-0 (25-5, 26-24, 25-17) in the upper gym. The team worked hard and showed great improvement from our previous match. It was fun to see what our team is capable of accomplishing. Everyone contributed to the victory, showing great determination and focus throughout the match. As we continue using every practice and game as a learning opportunity, the team understands the kind of work needed to be successful. Blue Pride!!