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Staples girls basketball wrecks the Rams

Staples girls basketball wrecks the Rams
Photo by Chase Gornbein

On Friday, Jan. 31st, the Lady Wreckers tightly laced up their sneakers and were more than ready to square off against New Canaan.

Staples, now with a 5-8 record, was looking for redemption after a shaky start to their season.

After losing most of their senior teammates, it lead to the majority of the team being comprised of underclassmen.

Previously beating New Caanan in their last matchup with a score of 45-39, the Lady Wreckers knew that this would be an important win to get one game closer to making the playoffs and start a new streak.

Staples immediately won the tip off and scored on their first possession putting them ahead with a 2-0 lead. The first quarter was rather lopsided, with Staples leading 18-10 at the end of the quarter.

Abby Lustig ’14 was shooting lights out from beyond the arc, as well as from the free throw line. She was six for six for her free throws and ultimately, she finished the game with 20 points.

Julia Bartimer ’16 also played extremely well defensively and provided the Lady Wreckers with the spark they needed to compete the team’s goal of getting 40 or more points.

Not only that, but Maggie Fair ’15 was able to distribute the ball very well and she finished the game with six assists.

This game certainly provided the Lady Wreckers with the confidence boost that they needed to propel them through the rest of their season.

Come out and support the Staples girls’ basketball team as they fight off against Stamford at 7:00pm in the Staples gym.

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Chase Gornbein
Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer

Chase Gornbein ’16 is always looking to push and challenge himself. He likes to test his mental and physical strength whenever possible.

Usually, Gornbein finds his fill of thrill in taking his running to the next level on the track (like with his unreal under-five-minute best mile time). Not only does he enjoy the difficulty of running, but the relaxation it brings along as well.

“I enjoy running because I have the ability to release all of my emotions and let it out on the track,” Gornbein said.

Another way that Gornbein has recently decided to do this is by writing for Inklings. He compares letting his emotions out by running to letting off steam by writing, the only difference being that the track has become the pad of paper.

“I always loved reading the school paper and thought it’d be a really unique experience to try writing for it,” he said.

Although this is his first year as an official Staff Writer, his career actually debuted last year with a story about a Staples student auditioning for “The Voice.”

        Although he started simple, Gornbein’s big dream is to be a journalist for the New York Times.

He hopes that the skills he has developed through challenging himself in running will carry into his writing.

For example, Gornbein says that the discipline he has acquired from running has helped him to “stick to a structure and be organized” in writing. He hopes that his mastered discipline will work to his advantage in someday obtaining a job writing for the New York Times.


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