In 2013, BSGE’s two basketball teams had a joint fundraiser. It lasted from late October to the middle of November. The fundraiser involved selling clothing such as shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, jackets, socks, tank tops, shorts, baseball caps and yoga pants. Non-clothing items, such as cell phone cases, backpacks and watches were also sold. This is the school’s first fundraiser with Fan Cloth, the company that manufactured these items. In addition to raising money, the purpose of this fundraiser was to test out the company and see if BSGE could profit from doing business with them again. This meant that there was no monetary goal. Even so, the fundraiser made $300, which was used to buy equipment for both basketball teams. All in all, this was just one of many expected future fundraisers necessary for the sports at BSGE to survive.
The Girls Basketball team defeated Newcomers HS in their first win of the season. Freshman Kara Fallon scored 36 of the team’s 42 points. The young team looks promising after having its entire starting lineup graduate last year. The girls have nine more games after the break with a game at Frank Sinatra HS on 1/17.
Lady Sting, BSGE’s girl’s basketball team, did us proud this season! They finished the regular season 13-3, and made it to the second round of the playoffs. Their practices started in October, and the season got off to a good start. The team bonded really well at the practices, and exhibited fantastic teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship in each of their games. Sarah Diaz, 12th grade, of the Lady Sting feels that “the younger players should get some recognition because even though they were not part of this year’s starting 5 they definitely were team players, came to all the games and hopefully will all be part of the starting 5 when they’re in their senior year.”
This year’s seniors played exceptionally well. Their first game, against
It’s been an exciting season for BSGE’s Lady Sting with their winning record of 13-3. The team was able to score wins over competitive teams such as Newcomers and the Academy of American Studies.
“We had a very successful regular season and a lot of fun in the process,” says Coach Potter. Potter adds, “The girls exhibited great competitive spirit in games throughout the season. They never allowed themselves to get down when they fell behind and they fought back against some good teams.”
This season Sarah Diaz was ranked 50th in the league for most total points scored. Hannah McFadden was
The girls basketball team, Lady Sting, played their first game of the season Tuesday, November 24th, at Newcomers High School against the Newcomers Lady Lions. The players were nervous this year going into the season due to the shortage of players, having lost two graduating seniors, Erica Ortiz and Kathia Williams, last year. Fortunately, they gained new players Karen Moy and Cynthia Fernandez who are quickly becoming better basketball players due to the rigorous practices. “The first game was kind of nerve racking because every time they called out a play I wasn’t sure of what to do, but the practices are helping me to learn them better,” says Karen. With the minimum number of players allowed on the roster, Lady Sting went into their first game with their heads held high.
The game started out slowly, with Lady Sting head to head against the Lady Lions. The greatest
After going 4-4 just two years ago, the BSGE Sting Girls Varsity basketball team doubled their numbers in 2009, finishing the season with a solid 8-8 record. A fifth place spot in the conference means that Baccalaureate is slowly, but surely climbing the ranks of Queens High School basketball.
“The reason for success in last year’s season was our determination. The games that we did best in were the ones that we really gave our all,” said Kristen Spang, star forward. That same heart that Spang refers to is what allowed the Sting to finish last season surging, completing the season on a 4-1 hot streak.
The reason for last year’s consistency was simple: defense. Of their
Kristen Spang has high hopes for the upcoming basketball season at BSGE. With the first game on November 25th, Kristen and the Lady Sting are really practicing hard to have what it takes to compete in the girls High school basketball league. “ We have 11 practices before our first game so we’ll be practicing almost every day until the 25th.” After an impressive start to last year’s development season with a record of 5-4, Kristen is helping to lead the way for the Lady Sting to an even more successful season. Although a captain has not been announced for the Lady Sting yet and