On January 19th, the Winchendon School Power 5 basketball team played a game against its own. Winchendon’s New York campus was in town and played a hard-fought game against the Massachusetts Power 5 team who ended up coming out with a win. It was a good game, offering much excitement to all who attended.
Recently, I had the chance to ask Ethan Robertson ‘24 who plays for the Power 5 team a few questions. When asked about the season thus far, Robertson replied “The season this year has been great so far. We’re 18-1 and on the perfect pace to achieve our goal this year of winning a championship,” and he’s not lying. Power 5 is flying; they have outscored their opponents 1,551 to 1,239 in all games.
When asked what it was like to play against the New York campus, Robertson said “It was fun to play against the NY campus because there was so much adrenaline to go out and compete.” Post-game, both teams were invited to the head of school Sean Duncan’s house for dinner. When asked about his experience, Robertson replied “The experience at Mr. Duncan’s was cool because it brought both teams and some faculty together for some good vibes.” It’s probably safe to say that Mrs. Duncan’s cooking was also a welcome break from dining hall food.
Finally, I asked Ethan what his experience was meeting the New York players. He said, “It was great to meet and interact with the New York players because we could converse about different things outside of basketball and just meet some new people.”
The two teams will face each other again this Saturday, February 10, but this time at the NYC campus. Winchendon has always been a tight knight community, and there is no better evidence of that than this game, and the events after it. Even in the heat of competition, Winch takes care of their own.
Written by DJ Plante ’24