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MCS Hosts First Home Game in New Gym

Friday, January 13, 2017

JV Basketball Game

Manhattan Country School made history on Tuesday when it hosted its first basketball game in its own gym. Before a balcony filled with spectators, the JV boys basketball team took on the British International School of New York, winning 61-3. It’s was the third victory in a row for the junior squad, which had previous wins against

The Geneva School of Manhattan (40-19) and the Bank Street School for Children (41-20). They claimed another win this Thursday against The Heschel School (24-14).

MCS has longed for the ability to host sporting events in its own building. The school’s previous home of 49 years—a townhouse on the Upper East Side—lacked a gymnasium. In order to host home games, the school rented space at Boys and Girls Harbor, the 92nd Street Y and other facilities. As the school searched for a new building, a gymnasium was a highly sought amenity. In addition to serving as a venue for sports, the gym provides a larger gathering space for assemblies and other events. The MCS community will have the opportunity to view another game in the new gym on Tuesday, January 31 at 4 p.m. when the JV boys play City & Country.

Look for more coverage of MCS athletics in future issues of Nuestra Semana en MCS.