• Boys Basketball

  • Woodstock Academy boys basketball  


  • Team Updates 

  • Season comes to a close for Centaurs

    The Centaurs boys basketball team produced 13 points in the first quarter Monday, 11 of those by Chase Anderson.

    On any given day, that would have them in the game.

    Not so against North Haven.

    The 10th-seeded Indians doubled the No. 23 Centaurs output in the first quarter, put 51 points on the board by halftime and rolled to a 91-53 Division III first-round state tournament win.

    The loss ended the Centaurs season at 11-14.

    “North Haven was a solid basketball team,” coach Marty Hart said. “Strong guards along with size inside and lights-out shooters almost all the way around.  Our defense has carried us through the season, but (on Monday) we couldn't locate and close out on the shooters quickly enough to challenge their shots.”

    The Centaurs trailed 51-25 at the break and North Haven extended that to 38 points by the end of the third quarter.

    Anderson was the only player in double figures for The Academy with 25 points. Cole Hackett added nine.

    “Of course we are disappointed about the outcome (Monday), but when we step back and take a look at the season as a whole, we can be very proud of how far we have come,” Hart said.  “In the locker room after the game, I said I was proud of each and every one of the players for the work they put in and the progress we made.  Playing a physical opponent who can handle pressure and shoot so well, shows us we have plenty of room to improve.”

    The boys basketball team has plenty to be proud of.

    After a 2-8 start, they rebounded to post a 9-6 record in the second half of the season and postseason.

    Hart pointed out numerous highlights.

    The wins over Stonington at home and Bacon Academy on the road which paved the way for the victory at Fitch that clinched a postseason berth for the Centaurs.

    There was also the near-upset of a very good Waterford team at the Alumni Fieldhouse and a 57-point loss in Waterford.

    “Our run through the (Eastern Connecticut Conference) Division II tournament as the seven seed with wins over Plainfield and Griswold to advance to the championship game versus St. Bernard gives us a blueprint for success moving forward,” Hart said.

    The biggest plus of all; the Centaurs manufactured the turnaround without a senior on the roster.

    “I challenged the players to improve in the off-season because that's the time to work on strength, conditioning, and individual skills.  Teams get better at playing together during the season, but players get better during the off season,” Hart said.  “With no seniors to say goodbye to, imagine how much further along we can be at the beginning of next season.  Already, we have developed maturity and composure down the stretch this season.  We have also learned how to best handle adversity and that working together as a team we can achieve more than the sum of the parts.”

    Centaurs fall short in ECC Division II championship

    The Centaurs went into Wednesday night’s Eastern Connecticut Conference boys basketball tournament Division II championship game with one thought in mind – win.

    “We want to win the games we’re in so the run getting us here was exciting and we enjoyed those wins, but it’s a one-game tournament for us and we didn’t win (Wednesday). We’re proud of the effort overall, but it’s hard to find the silver lining right now. The guys worked hard, but ultimately, we want to have more points on the scoreboard at the end than the other team does. That didn’t happen,” Woodstock Academy coach Marty Hart said.

    The seventh-seeded Centaurs, seeking their first ever ECC tournament championship, had to settle for runner-up status after a 51-45 loss to top-seeded St. Bernard at Waterford High School.

    It was the second straight Division II title for the Saints.

    “No one expected us to get past the second round with Plainfield so getting here, it wasn’t a win, but it was more than what everyone else expected. We did what we knew we could do and it was just a tough game (Wednesday),”Woodstock Academy junior Luke Mathewson said.

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Centaurs Opponent Time/Score
The Academy at Plainfield Tuesday, Dec. 19; FINAL - 63-56 (w)
The Academy vs. E.O. Smith at Litchfield Holiday tournament Wednesday, Dec. 27; FINAL - 70-53 (L)
The Academy vs. Litchfield in consolation game of Litchfield Holiday Tournament Friday, Dec. 29; FINAL - 58-45 (L)
The Academy vs. Griswold @ Alumni Fieldhouse Tuesday, Jan. 2; FINAL - 69-57 (L)
The Academy vs. NFA @ Fieldhouse Thursday, Jan. 11; FINAL 49-46 (L)
The Academy at Killingly Tuesday, Jan. 9 FINAL 58-54 (L)
The Academy at Waterford Friday, Jan. 12 FINAL 95-38 (L)
The Academy vs. Stonington @ Alumni Fieldhouse Tuesday, Jan. 16 FINAL 69-49 (W)
The Academy vs. Bacon Academy @ Alumni Fieldhouse Friday, Jan. 19 FINAL 46-32 (L)
The Academy at Ledyard Tuesday, Jan. 23; FINAL 87-48 (L)
The Academy vs. University HS @ Alumni Fieldhouse Saturday, Jan. 27 FINAL 86-62 (W)
The Academy vs. Montville @ Alumni Fieldhouse Monday, Jan. 29; FINAL 59-33 (W)
The Academy vs. Killingly @ Alumni Fieldhouse Weds., Jan.31 FINAL 42-40 (L)
The Academy at Stafford Thurs., Feb. 1 FINAL 60-25 (W)
The Academy vs. Waterford @ Alumni Fieldhouse Friday, Feb. 2 FINAL 63-54 (L)
The Academy at Bacon Academy Tues., Feb. 6 FINAL 55-51 OT (W)
The Academy at Stonington Friday, Feb. 9 FINAL 59-58 (L)
The Academy at Montville Tues., Feb. 13 FINAL 73-41 (W)
The Academy at Fitch Friday, Feb. 16 FINAL 70-59 (W)
The Academy vs. Ellington @ Alumni Fieldhouse Monday, Feb. 19; FINAL 55-41 (L)
The Academy vs. Wheeler (Eastern Connecticut Conference Tournament play-in game) @ Alumni Fieldhouse Weds., Feb. 21; FINAL 76-41 (W)
The Academy at Plainfield (Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II tournament quarterfinal) Thurs., Feb. 22; FINAL 68-56
The Academy VS. Griswold (Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II tournament semifinal at Waterford) Sat. Feb. 24 FINAL: 65-61 (W)
The Academy vs. St. Bernard (Eastern Connecticut Conference Div. II tournament championship at Waterford) Weds., Feb. 28 FINAL 51-45 (L)
The Academy at North Haven (CIAC Division III state tournament 1st round game) Monday, March 5; FINAL 93-51 (L)


Number Name Grade Height Weight
3 Aaron Johnson 11 5-8 Guard
5 Aidan Morin 10 6-2 Guard/Forward
10 Cole Hackett 11 6-2 Forward
12 Samuel Plummer 11 5-9 Guard
14 Luke Mathewson 11 6-1 Guard/Forward
15 Nathan John 11 6-3 Forward
20 Ethan Adams 11 5-11 Guard
21 Ian Welz 10 6-0 Guard/Forward
22 Chase Anderson 11 6-2 Guard
24 Jake Marsalisi 11 6-1 Guard
  • Team Stats

Player Name Games played points average 3-pointers free throw pct
Aaron Johnson 24 177 8.0 36 76
Aidan Morin 22 100 5.0 4 47
Cole Hackett 25 250 10.0 2 63
Baran Ali Sagir 5 19 4.8 4 50
Samuel Plummer 19 45 2.6 10 100
Luke Mathewson 25 178 7.4 15 57
Nathan John 23 61 2.9 -- 56
Ethan Adams 25 52 2.3 4 86
Chase Anderson 24 381 16.6 49 50
Efe Sozer 11 16 1.5 -- 44
Jake Marsalisi 21 26 1.2 -- 50
William Loftus IV 18 25 1.7 1 40
Eric Preston 23 23 1.0 -- 70