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LMU Basketball Teams Both Qualify for Playoffs: How They Qualified

The Girls basketball team after their victory over NEST+M sending them to the playoffs. Source: @nyclabhs on Instagram.

The Basketball season is nearing the conclusion of the regular season, and the stakes are high as all the teams in the division want to advance to the next phase, the playoffs.  Both basketball teams in Museum School have qualified for the playoffs and here is a recap of how they have gotten to this point.

The Boys Team

The Boys team started their season off with a loss to Seward Park but then bounced back, winning against HS of Economics and Finance. They would then lose again to Pace but then win again. After this, they would lose to Beacon, but they would then win against Chelsea Career and Tech but then lose to Seward Park again. 

The team would then win three straight, with the next game being against Pace again, but this time away. Going into the game, their record was 6-4. LMU player William Premisler stated, “You have to be confident, but it will be tough. Pace is a good team, but if we win, we are in a good position to go to the playoffs.”

Unfortunately, Premisler’s hopes of winning were not to be as they would lose narrowly, losing 67-65, a very close game. This resembled their last game against Pace, where they lost narrowly 43-44 again. They did put an end to the losing streak when they beat Chelsea Career and Tech again. This puts them at a 7-5 record but more importantly the win meant they would qualify for the playoffs. 

The Girls Team

The Girls team, on the other hand, started their season off very strongly, winning five games straight. Unfortunately, this streak ended after a loss to Clinton and another loss to Baruch. 

In the next game against Chelsea Career and Tech, the opposing team ended up forfeiting, giving the Gators a win. The team won against the High School of Economics and faced Bard again. By this point, the Girls’ record was 7-2, with them being at home. 

Player and senior Abby O’connell was “confident as the team had already beaten them.” Unfortunately, much like the Boys game, the team lost narrowly 46-49. They would then lose again to Hunter two days later. However, they did bounce back with a commanding 71-25 victory over NEST+M, sealing their playoff spot. 

This should be very exciting for the team as they should be looking ahead to the playoff games to potentially win. They still have some more regular games left to play, and it does not seem they are getting complacent as they got their revenge against Clinton.

With the Girls team in the playoffs and the Boys team fighting for the playoffs, this is setting up for a very exciting end to the season, and it will all be decided if the boys make it to the playoffs soon. Let’s go, Gators!

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Hao Gillooly
Hao Gillooly, Sports Editor
Hi, my name is Hao and I am currently a senior at Museum school. I am excited to be a sports editor in The Gallery as I was in the club last year as a writer and now I can edit articles and write about my favorite sport: soccer. I like to sail and explore new places.
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