WESTPORT, Conn. – The Greens Farms Academy boys basketball team improved to 5-0 and ran its winning streak to 23 games by winning the Farroba Classic in Providence, R.I., over the weekend.
The Dragons defeated Wheeler, 68-50, in the championship game as Zach Baines scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Matt Tate added 15 points and five assists.
In its opening game, GFA routed Hebron, 92-45, as Baines scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Sunday Okeke added 18 points while Tate tossed in 15. Jim Djema added 12.
Baines, from Stamford, was named the MVP of the tournament. Tate was also named to the all-tournament team.
"I'm very honored to be named the MVP, but for us this is a team achievement,'' Baines said. "Our captains Matt Tate and Andrew Chase were huge for us in the championship game. And if Brendan Bieder, Jimmy Djema and Sunday Okeke don't come up with their great defensive performances, then I'm not getting this award. Our offense uses ball movement to find the open man. This weekend, my teammates happened to find me a lot, so I am accepting this award on behalf of all of them."
Greens Farms’ win streak is a school record. Its last last loss came on Jan. 10 against King of Stamford. GFA can stretch its win streak to one calendar year if it beats St. Luke’s on Jan. 7 and King on Jan. 9.