Pomfret, CT 06258
From eastern Massachusetts:Mass. Pike to Auburn, Exit 11. Follow Route 395 south to Exit 97, Route 44 east/west.At end of ramp, turn right onto Route 44 west. Travel through town of Putnam remaining on Route 44 to the town of Pomfret, approximately 5 miles west. The school is on the right.
From Providence and southeastern Massachusetts: Follow Route 195 east from Providence to Route 6 east in Johnston, RI. Remain on Route 6 east and bear right onto Route 101 at the 6/101 split. Follow Route 101 over the state line and through Dayville, CT (under I-395 in Dayville). Remain on Route 101 to junction with Route 169. Turn right (north). The school is 2 miles north on Route 169-44, on the left.
From the south: Follow I-395 north to Exit 93. At end of ramp turn left onto Route 101 west. Follow Route 101 west to junction with Route 169. Turn right (north). The school is 2 miles north on Route 169-44 on the left.
Danny Moors '20 scored 17 points and Marianapolis held off a handful of second-half rallies to defeat Pomfret School 61-46 in a hard-fought contest at Pomfret, CT.
The Golden Knights (10-3 overall) completed the season sweep of their local rival with a comprehensive team win in a difficult environment.
Kualim Johnson '21 added 15 points and Ehmil Johnson '21 chipped in with 10 points as the Marianapolis players took Pomfret's best shot and worked together to turn them back at every key moment.
To secure the victory, Marianapolis had to do the things that good teams do on the road - limit turnovers, keep poise amidst an aggressive press, and make free throws. Amazingly the visitors made 17 for 20 from the line, equalling 85%.
Despite early foul trouble, the Golden Knights reached the break with a 30-22 lead. Pomfret's best sharpshooter opened the second half with a long three-pointer to cut the lead to five. But Marianapolis locked in defensively, got a couple of steals, and eventually claimed a 16-point bulge with just under six minutes remaining. The super free throw shooting kept the lead above ten for the remainder of the game.
Luke Lageman '19, Ryan Martin '20, and Sean-Patrick Houssan '21 each played strong interior defense and helped to thwart the efforts of Pomfret's two main scorers. Moors and Ehmil Johnson had man-to-man responsibilities and did well to hold each excellent scorer to 14 points.
Marianapolis will try to finish a strong season with a win at Tabor Academy on Saturday, Feb 16.