The boys varsity basketball team defeated Deerfield Academy 64-47 in the Pelicans' home opener to capture their first win of the season.
Despite starting the game out a little flat, allowing Deerfield to hit two three-pointers in the Big Green's first two possessions, the Pelicans bounced back thanks to the efforts of sophomore Nate Santos, who provided a big spark off the bench in the first half, scoring 14 points. Sophomore Chase Collyer came off the bench as well and played tough defense, causing turnovers all over the court.
It was a great team win for the Pelicans, as Santos, junior Reece Brown, and seniors Qwanzi Samuels and Eric Moenkaus recorded double-digit points.
The team will look to continue its winning ways with a game at Avon Old Farms at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 8.