For the first time in Manhattan Country School history both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams made it to the American International Private School League championship finals.
The girls varsity team played The Mandell School on Thursday. Their 36-2 win earned them the title of AIPSL B division champions. It's the first time the girls team has played in the AIPSL finals. The win represents a strong finish for the team, which closed the season with a record of 11 wins and no losses in AIPSL games and 13 wins and two losses overall.
The boys varsity team played their final playoff game on Wednesday, taking on Heschel. It was a close, competitive game, with the MCS boys losing by just one point (36-35) in the final minutes. This year marks the third year in a row the boys varsity team has made it to the finals. It was their first year playing in the A division, where they finished the season with eight wins and three losses.
The boys JV team had an impressive season as well, finishing with a record of six wins and one loss.
“There was a lot of growth this season in the areas of court awareness and confidence in self and one another,” says Coach Jermaine Lloyd of both varsity teams. “There was a lot of support and praise coming from our bench and it fostered care, effort and accountability across the board. We are confident that this developing culture has been appreciated and will be embraced by the current 9-10s and fifth grade for next season.”