Basketball practice begins Monday, December 2. Click on the link below for times and other essential information.BHS Tryouts
Brookline defeated Quincy 54-47 in the championship game to win the 2013 Beantown Slam title. On the way to the finals, the Warriors won playoff games against West Roxbury and Brighton before avenging their only league loss by beating New Mission in the semifinals. Senior guard Elijah Rogers was named league MVP.
The Brookline High School Boys Varsity Basketball schedule has been released and is now available on the link above. Highlights include an opening night showdown with Catholic Memorial on December 17 as part of a Boys/ Girls doubleheader (the Girls Varsity will play Norwood immediately preceding the Boys’ game), 3 games with rival Newton North HS (including a first round match up in the season ending Comcast Tournament), and a game with perennial power Andover at the TD Garden on January 25 as part of the Garden’s six-game MIAA basketball showcase. Come out and support the Warriors this season and see some great basketball!
Head Coach Luke Day and the Brookline Men’s Basketball staff will be conducting a coaching clinic for youth coaches on Monday night, October 21, at 7:00 in Schluntz Gymnasium. The clinic will cover offensive and defensive philosophies, team and individual drills, and practice planning ideas, and is designed for travel, school and town coaches. There is no cost, and attendees do not have to be from Brookline. Click on the link below for more details, or email Coach Day.
Head Coach Luke Day and Brookline coaches and players will once again be hosting youth basketball skills clinics this fall. For boys and girls ages 10-14, the clinics will cover both individual skill work – shooting, passing, & dribbling – and team offensive and defensive concepts. All players, no matter their level of experience, will learn, will improve, and will have fun. The clinics will be held at Schluntz Gymnasium at Brookline HS from 7:00-8:30 on Wednesday nights beginning 10/16 and running through 11/6. The cost is $25 for each session ($80 for all 4 sessions). Click on the link below for the application form or contact Coach Day for more information
Once again the Brookline Warriors will be entering a team in the Beantown Slam Fall League, one of the top preseason leagues in the area year in and year out. This fall, 24 of the best boys programs in Eastern Massachusetts will be competing. All games will be held at New Mission High School in Hyde Park. Here is Brookline’s schedule (all times PM except where noted):
- Sat. 9/14 vs. Winchester 2:00
- Fri. 9/20 vs. Lowell 8:00
- Sat. 9/28 vs. Andover 7:00
- Sat. 10/5 vs. Newton North 8:00
- Fri. 10/11 vs. East Boston 9:00
- Sat. 10/19 vs. Boston Latin 10:00 AM
- Sat. 10/26 vs. New Mission 6:00
- Fri. 11/1 vs. West Roxbury 6:15
Brookline defeated Catholic Memorial 75-69 Thursday night in the championship game of the Brookline summer league. The Warriors had overwhelmed Boston Latin Academy 77-35 in the semifinals earlier in the evening, while CM had beaten Boston Latin 70 -49. In the final, the teams were tied at halftime and spent most of the 2nd half trading the lead before baskets by Obi Obiora and Elijah Rogers and a big three pointer by Eoin Walsh put Brookline ahead for good. Coached by BHS basketball alumnus Josh Russell-Einhorn, the Warriors finished the summer league at 11-0.
Led by Elijah Rogers’s 43 points, Brookline beat Catholic Memorial 73-72 in overtime of the championship game to win the 2nd annual Wally Seaver Invitational in Foxboro. The tournament is held to honor the memory of Coach Paul “Wally” Seaver and to raise awareness of and money for the fight against ALS. Despite letting an 18 point lead slip away late, the Warriors were able to regroup and take charge of the overtime, never trailing. Along the way to the title game, Brookline defeated Andover, Milford, Quabbin, North Quincy and Mansfield. Congratulations to the players and the coaches, recent basketball grads AJ Levine, Scott Cordner and Shiraz Mumtaz.
Here’s the schedule for this week’s Brookline summer league playoffs:
Brookline will once again this year be participating in the Wally Seaver High School Invitational tournament, held this year at Mass Premier Courts in Foxboro on Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28. This is the 2nd year for the tournament, which is held to honor the memory of Coach Paul “Wally” Seaver and to benefit the fight against ALS. In last year’s tournament, Brookline finished as the runner-up, making it to the championship game before falling to Milford. Here is Brookline’s schedule for pool play on Saturday:
10:15 vs. Andover
12:45 vs. Milford
3:15 vs. Quabbin
Brookline will continue on to the playoff round on Sunday if it finishes in the top 2 in its pool.