Gray Bees win thriller over Blair Academy for its sixth state championship in the last seven years. Click below for story, photos and video highlights from Wednesday night's game before a packed house in Dalton Gymnasium:
St. Benedict's defends its State Prep A Championship today against Blair Academy. Click below to watch the game streamed live from Dalton Gymnasium beginning at 5 p.m.
Freshman Religion teacher Grace Lenahan (second from left) and Sister Linda (third from left) and religion students (from left), Jonathan Perez '21, Matthew Meles '21, Emory Rodriguez '21, and Jacob Amaro '19, received their first delivery of donated fresh fruit and vegetables from the Crowd Feeding site called Amp Your Good and was delivered by their CEO Pat O'Neill and drive site coordinator Nora Noll. The food is for the Pierre Touissant Food Pantry at St. Benedict’s.
Coach Mark Taylor has St. Benedict's in the State Prep A basketball championship game again - the seventh time in as many years for the Gray Bee head coach!
St. Benedict's, which has won the last three state titles, will go after its fourth successive crown and sixth in Taylor’s seven years at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in Dalton Gymnasium, the site of Monday's Gray Bee victory over Peddie in the semifinals. Click below for details and photos of the victory over Peddie, a game the Gray Bees needed a big fourth quarter to pull away for the victory and set up another showdown with Blair, a team the Gray Bees will meet for seventh straight year for the championship.
The basketball team had its final tune-up before the start of the State Prep Tournament and bested Olympus Prep, 92-42, on Thursday evening in Dalton Gymnasium. The Gray Bees will be back in Dalton Gym on Monday at 5 p.m. for the opening of the State Prep Tournament against Peddie.
Coach Mark Taylor’s club was led against Olympus by C.J. Wilcher, who had a season-high 21 points while leading five players in double-digit scoring. Ebrima Dibba chipped in with 17 points, Lester Quinones added 12, Andre Toure 11 and Jake Betlow finished for 10 for the 25-2 Gray Bees.
New York Yankees great Bernie Williams visited St. Benedict's on Thursday and held a clinic in the afternoon for our current Gray Bee baseball players before being a gracious guest during an evening reception in his honor. Click below for more details and photos:
After losing 6-of-9 starters from last year's State Prep Championship team, St. Benedict's still managed a 2nd place effort in the championships this season behind a strong showing from its Sabre contingent. Click below for details for Wednesday's state tournament in Princeton:
Precious Achiuwa had a huge game in helping the Gray Bees rebound from its second loss of the season. The St. Benedict’s junior led four players in double-digit scoring with 18 points, while pulling down 16 rebounds in an 86-55 victory over Pope John of Sparta on Tuesday evening in Dalton Gym. Jake Betlow added 16 points, hitting on half of his eight three-point attempts, while Lester Quinones scored 15 and Andre Toure contributed 12.
Fr. Edwin was the Keynote Speaker at the Hope Association's Momentum Conference on Saturday evening in Washington, D.C. But the night before, our headmaster joined a host of alums for a reception in our nation's capital. Click link below for photos from the Alumni Reception:
St. Benedict’s grad Edward Cheserek, who now runs professionally for Skechers, continued his unbelievable weekend by kicking away from a world-class field to win the men's 3,000 meters at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston. Cheserek, who, on Friday, ran the second fastest indoor mile race of all-time, laid back for much of the 3,000-meter race on Saturday, but overtook the lead with two laps left and posted a winning time of 7:38.74, more than three seconds better than the second-place runner, Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the 5,000.
For the second time in as many Saturdays, St. Benedict’s dropped a basketball game after going the first two-plus months of the season without a loss. The Gray Bees (23-2), playing without the services Assistant Head Coach Art Pierson, who was down south visiting his ailing mother, dropped a 59-54 decision to the The Patrick School in the Prime Time Shootout at East Orange Campus. SBP, which suffered a setback to a New Jersey team for the first time in over a year, was led by Andre Toure’s 16 points, followed by an 11-point effort from Precious Achiuwa.
Edward Cheserek '13, who is pictured in his St. Benedict's gear and now runs professionally for Skechers after a record-breaking NCAA career with Oregon, blasts a 3:49.44 in the 1-mile run Friday evening at the Valentine Invitational at Boston University to post the second fastest time ever recorded in the world on an indoor track.
Read more about the historic evening by clciking this link: http://www.letsrun.com/…/edward-cheserek-blasts-349-44-mov…/