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PSA’s Varsity team earned some time away from the gym this past weekend. Four games in five days will do it you, which is what the Mustangs’ schedule had them facing.
It started well with a pair of wins – 57-39 Monday and 76-68 Wednesday – before they got worn down at the end of the stretch in a pair of losses – 78-51 on Thursday and 61-51 Friday.
“We struggled a little bit in the Thursday game,” coach Andrew Robinson said, “but I like how we’re playing. The guys get after it and they’ve been getting better.”
Julien Ville had a team-high 16 points and Martyn Poliuchovic added 13 and six rebounds as PSA cruised to the win Monday. Vlad Vetrov had eight points and 11 rebounds for PSA (9-9), which jumped out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back.
Amyas Hall-Chiari led the way Thursday against Wilbraham & Monson, scoring a career-high 30 points. Shane Sebastian-Smalls finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Poliuchovic added 12 and seven. Ilan Da Silva-Alp chipped in with 12 points on four 3-pointers.
Ville was back at it Thursday, dropping 20 points in the loss to Redemption. Friday against Fessenden, Hall-Chiari had 14 points, Sebastian-Smalls added 12, and Poliuchovic finished with 11 points.
The Elite team won a pair of games on the weekend, knocking off Immaculate Heart (110-88) Saturday and Newman School (87-69) Sunday. The Mustangs (15-5) got something from just about everybody throughout. Jalen Claude had 25 against Immaculate Heart, while DJ Germann, Sebastian Fermin, and Octavius Wheeler had 14 points apiece, and Javelle Epps and Carter Mungin both finished with 12 points.
Sunday, it was Wheeler scoring a team-leading 21, while Mungin got 20 points, and Epps finished with 19. PSA’s girl’s team split its two games. Kate Lipatova made four 3-pointers on her way to 14 points, but it was her 18 rebounds that led the way for PSA to get the 60-44 win over Busche Academy Thursday. Carlota Lopez was dynamic again as well, finishing with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, while Alicia Jimenez added nine points in the win. Saturday, PSA (9-15) couldn’t hold on to a late lead and fell 50-49 to St. Luke’s, snapping its three-game winning streak.
Stephen Nalbandian
Sports Information Director, Putnam Science Academy


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