KUA opened 2019 with a loss away at Northfield Mount Hermon, one of their toughest and most talented opponents of the year. The team played well in stretches defensively and offensively and knotted the game up at 11-11 after falling behind early and cut the NMH advantage to 11 points after they stormed to a 20-plus point lead in the second half. In the end, NMH's star, Elijah Edwards (24 points), was just too much for the Wildcats and NMH was able to pull away.
Offensively, senior captain Eli Jaynes carried the load with 19 points while Simon Pelzman (5 points), Hill Carter (4 points), Roger Liu (4 points), Jack Bolg (2 points), and Charlie Creelman (2 points) joined him on the scoring tally sheet. KUA received strong performances off the bench from Liu and Bolg. Liu, in particular, had an excellent second half.
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.