KUA Moves to .500 for the First Time in Three Weeks
The Wildcats used two surges, one to begin the game and one to start the second half, to fend off a feisty New Hampton side, 60-48. KUA utilized some suffocating defense during both runs to turn into transition baskets. The 'Cats were led by captains Eli Jaynes (19 points) and Noah Spaulding (14 points), but were aided offensively by Simon Pelzman (6 points), Charlie Creelman (6 points), Jack Bolg (4 points), Kelvin Zhang (4 points), Hill Carter (2 points), Dan Salem (1 point), and Will Haynes (1 point). Bolg, in particular, had a strong performance, and Creelman and Zhang hit some clutch baskets towards the end of the encounter to extend the lead when New Hampton was trying to creep back in the game. To their credit, the Huskies never gave up and KUA needed contributions from everyone on the team, including Dan Salem, Caleb Nadell, Owen Xu, Dominick DaCruz, and Roger Liu, to emerge victorious.
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.