The Woodstock Academy Centaurs Gold prep basketball team continued to rack up the wins last week.
The No. 2 team in the country in the 2ndtoNone prep basketball poll raised its record to 31-1 with a couple of victories this past weekend.
“So far, so good,” said Woodstock Academy Gold prep basketball coach Tony Bergeron. “The kids are playing well. A lot of the kids have committed to colleges, a lot of kids have traction. All of our early goals we have already achieved, now it’s just the conference tournament and nationals.”
Feb. 8, the Centaurs traveled to Granby, Mass., and posted an 88-66 win over MacDuffie School.
Tre Mitchell scored 26 points and pulled down 16 rebounds for the Centaurs in the win while Matt Cross added 17 and T.J. Weeks finished with 13.
Weeks was the high scorer Feb. 10 when the Centaurs went even further north.
The guard scored 27 points to lead the Gold to a 112-85 win over Lee Academy in the Frank Monahan Basketball Showcase at Bishop Brady HS in Concord, N.H.
The Centaurs hit 21 3-pointers in the game.
Mitchell again had a double-double in that contest with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Earlier in the week and for the first time in almost a month, the Centaurs Gold Prep basketball team stepped on its home floor to play a game.

The Centaurs, in their first home game since Jan. 17, did just that against Hoosac School, handing the Owls a 101-58 loss at the Alumni Fieldhouse Feb. 6. The Centaurs, as per normal, jumped out to an early lead.
Fernandes, who led the team with 17 points, had a hand in the early advantage.
He hit a pair of 3’s in the first 1 ½ minutes of the game and Cross (14 points) added a pair of buckets to get the Centaurs out to a 10-0 lead.
Woodstock Academy extended its lead to 20-4 six minutes in before another normal occurrence took place.
The Centaurs let Hoosac School back into the game. The Owls outscored the Centaurs, 20-18, over the remainder of the half and Woodstock Academy went into the locker room with a 38-24 lead.
The Centaurs heard about it in the locker room and answered the bell, with some help from the Owls, at the beginning of the second half.
Hoosac School had one player foul out and another ejected in the first few minutes of the second half.
The Centaurs added the dagger with four 3-pointers in a minute and a half that expanded their lead to 26, 57-31.
“The scouting report was that they play really hard in the first half, but slow down in the second. We knew that. Coach Bergeron told us that (Tuesday) so we tried to jump on them early in the second half,” Fernandes said.
Weeks added 13 points and Jacob Toppin scored 10 for the Centaurs in the win.
7 in a row for Blue
The Woodstock Academy Blue prep basketball team had to fight hard Feb. 9 to raise its record to 23-7.
The Blue just got past New York International Academy, 74-73.
The Centaurs went up by 14 points in the second half, but began to struggle defensively.
The visitors took the lead with 10 seconds to play.
But Woodstock Academy wasn’t done yet.
Dyson Frank missed a shot as did Isaiah Jones on the rebound.
But John Korte was there and with two-tenths of a second left, he put it into the basket for the win.
“It wasn’t expected, but he tipped it in,” said Woodstock Academy Blue coach Nick DeFeo.
Frank finished with 13 while Jeff Planutis added 12 and Jones eight.
The Centaurs Blue team also traveled to West Point, N.Y., earlier in the week and captured a pair of victories over two Army Prep teams.
The Centaurs knocked off the JV team Feb. 4, 96-76, behind a 23-point effort by Kaleb Thornton. Frank added 15 in that contest and Ahmad Jeffries tossed in 15.
The Centaurs played the Army Prep varsity Feb. 5 and the result was almost identical, the Centaurs posted the 96-77 win.
Jeffries scored 20 in that game and Korte added 14.
“We kind of hit a rough patch before Christmas but when we got back from break, I thought we were refreshed, looked good in practice. It’s paid off. We’re 9-1 in 2019, we’ve been looking good.”
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director
The Woodstock Academy


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