On December 6th and 7th, the Kents Hill Girls Varsity Basketball Team kicked off the 2013-2014 season by winning the fourth annual Aleigh Mills Basketball Tournament – an event to honor the memory of a Kents Hill alumnus and basketball star whose life was tragically taken in 2007. This is the first time that Kents Hill has won the Aleigh Mills Tournament, and after defeating the two-time defending tournament champion Hyde, Woodstock on Friday night by a score of 37-30, the Huskies put forth an incredible and inspired effort en route to a 38-23 victory against Hyde, Bath in the Championship Game on Saturday afternoon. For her outstanding play and leadership throughout the weekend, Kents Hill School’s Sara Grenier (’14) was named as the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
The Huskies were shorthanded all weekend, but in the opener against Hyde, Woodstock they received key contributions off the bench from Kerstin Schkrioba (’14) and Liz Torres (’15) who both played great defense and made their presence felt in the post. Schkrioba, Grenier, Ashley Doyle (’14) and Faith Forsythe (’15) led the way offensively for Kents Hill who took a 23-7 lead into halftime and fended off a furious comeback bid for the win.
In the Championship Game, the Huskies once again executed the game plan well, playing exceptional defense and limiting the offense of Hyde, Bath and holding a 19-10 lead at halftime. Once again it was Grenier, Doyle, Forsythe, and Schkrioba who led the Kents Hill offense, while Miranda Vilain (’14) added to the scoring off the bench. All of the Kents Hill girls saw action in the game, and the team showed outstanding promise with their play and enthusiasm throughout the tournament.