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Girls' Basketball

Varsity

Welcome & About the Program

STATE PREP A CHAMPIONS
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017

— MAPL CHAMPS —
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Thank you for your interest in Blair basketball. Over the past several years, we have become one of the premier girls' basketball programs in the country, and we are known for our unique combination of athletic and academic excellence.

On the court, we have won our league and state titles the last three years, during which time, we have had a McDonald’s All-American, three straight N.J. Prep players of the year, and eight Division I players. All this while playing one of the most competitive basketball schedules in the country.

We pride ourselves on our tough defense, our team play and our commitment to doing whatever it takes to succeed. We work on our individual skills a great deal, but we are committed to the idea that basketball is ultimately a team game. We value hustle plays, an unselfish commitment to the team, communication on and off the court, and toughness in how we approach our lives. We also believe that basketball should be fun and seek to maintain a sense of joy in the way we play.

We are about far more than basketball, however. Blair players are well-rounded young women who are constantly striving to improve themselves as students, as athletes and as people. They are leaders in the classroom; they are involved in serving their community; and they are good people who will end up making this world a better place.

Blair is not a basketball school, but one of the most rigorous academic institutions in the country. To succeed here, you must be committed to your academic work and you must be willing to respond positively to a close-knit community of similarly driven people from all over the world.

Therefore, we are looking to develop great basketball players but, more than that, great women who will be future leaders of this world. We are very proud of our school and our team. If you are someone who wants to be a part of something bigger than yourself, to push yourself to new heights, to win a lot of games and to have fun doing it, please contact Coach Quint Clarke at (908) 458-2695.

Meet the Coaches

Meet Coach Clarke

Q Clarke

Quinten Clarke '87 joined Blair's history department in 2001. After completing his undergraduate work at Rutgers University in 1991, he went on to earn his JD from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden in 1994. At Blair, he teaches global issues and constitutional law, as well as coaches varsity girls' basketball. Quint also runs “Blair in Kenya,” a nonprofit that is building and running two schools in Kenya. Over his years at Blair, he has been the international monitor, taught in the English and religion departments, and coached a number of other sports. Prior to coming to Blair, Quint clerked for Judge Ronald Graves in Newton, New Jersey, was an associate attorney at the law firm of Laddey, Clark and Ryan in Sparta, and served as an adjunct professor at Sussex County Community College.

Meet Coach Doldoorian

Math teacher , an alumna of Trinity College, holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and educational studies. At Blair, she teaches AP calculus AB, pre-calculus and number theory courses, coaches girls’ basketball and field hockey, helps run Blair’s Healthy Relationships in the Community (HRC) activity and serves as a sophomore monitor. Danyelle gained basketball and field hockey coaching experience while serving as a camp director and coach for various programs over the last five years. Before beginning her Blair career, she worked as a teaching assistant and admission associate at Trinity College. Danyelle resides and serves dorm duty in Annie Hall.

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
South Shore Brooklyn (scrimmage)
Home
Monroe Community College (scrimmage)
Home Win 113-31
vs.
Putnam Science Academy
Home
vs.
Life Center Academy
Away
vs.
Stuart Country Day
Away
vs.
Pennington
Home
Bradford Christian @ She's Got Game (The St. James, Springfield, Virginia)
Away
Paul IV @ She's Got Game (The St. James, Springfield, Virginia)
Away
Nike Tournament of Champions
TBD
Away
Nike Tournament of Champions
TBD
Away
Nike Tournament of Champions
TBD
Away
Nike Tournament of Champions
TBD
Away
NJ Sparks (Paterson, NJ)
TBD
Away
Philly Belles Invitational
TBD
Away
vs.
Hun
Away
Basketball Loves NJ (Paterson, NJ)
TBD
Away
vs.
Peddie
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
Mercersburg
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away
Mecca vs. Winston Salem
Away
vs.
Life Center Academy
Home
vs.
Sparta High School
Home
Warrior Classic
TBD
Away
Warrior Classic
TBD
Away
MAPLs @ Hill
TBD
Away
MAPLs @ Hill
TBD
Away
MAPLs @ Hill
TBD
Away
States Quarters
TBD
State Semis
TBD
State Finals
TBD

Roster

# Name Class
1 Dominique Darius 2021
3 Sarah Richardson 2020
5 Rebecca Groseibl 2020
11 Petra Csanyi 2022
12 Helena Friend 2021
14 Sophia Davis 2022
15 Olivia Miles 2021
24 Alexandra Lovisolo 2022
25 Wesley Smith 2023
31 Jaylin Hartman 2023
33 Tabitha Amanze 2022

Team News

Recaps

Alums

Professional & International Athletes

Temi Fagbenle


Temi Fagbenle '11
Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)

Sami HIll


Sami Hill '13
Canadian National Team

Batouly Camara


Batouly Camara '15
Guinea National Team

Camille Clarin


Camille Clarin '19
Philippines National Team (3x3)

Olivia Miles


Olivia Miles '21
USA Basketball


Annette Snow '12
Maccabi Ashdodin 
(Israel Professional League)

Former Collegiate Athletes

Year Name College
2009  Christelle Akon-Akech Fairfield
2010  Shaina Earle Quinnipiac
2011  Temi Fagbenle Harvard/USC
2011 Nicole Lem NYU
2012 Bridget Ryan West Point
2012  Annette Snow Lafayette
2012 Femi Hamilton Cal State Dominguez
2013 Sami Hill Virginia Tech
2014 Sadie Edwards USC
2014 Kate Ryan Columbia
2015 Batouly Camara UConn
2015 Bre Cavanaugh Fordham
2015 Lauren Vostal Williams
2016 Felicia Aiyeotan Virginia
2018 Onome Akinbode-James Duke
2018 Katie Douglas Dartmouth
2018 Sydney Brown UCSD
2019 Thuraya Abdul-Hamid American
2019 Camille Clarin National University

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View more photos from the 2019-2020 season on Blair's Photoshelter or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Winter 2018-2019

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Putnam Science Academy
Loss 63-77
Navy Prep
Win 67-58
vs.
Life Center Academy
Win 42-34
Worcester
Loss 53-68
Tilton @ Worcester
Win 69-43
National Christian @ She's Got Game
Loss 47-66
Westridge @ She Got Game
Loss 41-52
Riverdale Baptist (MD) - NJ Sparks @ Eastside High (Paterson, NJ)
Loss 39-49
Trenton Catholic - NJ Sparks @ Eastside High (Paterson, NJ)
Win 59-55
vs.
Hun
Win 92-35
Franklin - Girls Basketball Showcase @ JFK High - Paterson, NJ
Loss 56-66
vs.
Peddie
Win 76-33
vs.
Pennington
Win 61-50
vs.
Hill School
Win 75-48
vs.
Lawrenceville
Win 67-26
vs.
Life Center Academy
Win 87-44
King’s Christian @ MECCA (NYC)
Win 68-32
vs.
Mercersburg
Win 89-54
Newark Arts High School - Warrior Classic @ Life Center Academy
Win 79-38
Saint Laurent (Canada) - Warrior Classic @ Life Center Academy
Loss 51-65
Mercersburg (MAPLs Semi Finals)
Win 67-26
Lawrenceville (MAPL Finals)
Win 76-47
vs.
Immaculate Conception
Win 69-49
State Semi Finals vs. Kent Place
Win 75-49
Independent School Nationals First Round Comenius (SC) @ Talbert Rec Center – Mooresville, NC
Win 68-35
Independent School Nationals Qtrs Crestwood (Ontario) @ Mooresville, NC
Win 71-68
Independent School Nationals Semi Finals vs St. Laurent (QC) @ Mooresville, NC
Win 70-63 (OT)
Independent School Nationals Finals vs Westridge Academy (NC) @ Mooresville, NC
Loss 47-56
State Finals vs. Pennington
Loss 68-72

Winter 2017-2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Life Center Academy
Loss 41-45
vs.
Pennington
Win 64-51
ASA
Win 60-57
East Orange - Sparks Invitational, Paterson NJ
Win 62-37
Lincoln Prep (Canada) - Sparks Invitational, Paterson, NJ
Win 56-48
vs.
Hun
Win 58-35
Northfield Mt Hermon (MA) - SayYesToSuccess
Win 85-71
vs.
Putnam Science Academy
Win 61-53
vs.
Peddie
Win 70-37
vs.
Hill School
Win 70-39
vs.
Mercersburg
Win 67-25
vs.
Lawrenceville
Win 69-48
vs.
Life Center Academy
Win 61-57
Rock Creek Christian (MD) - Mecca Challenge
Loss 39-52
Saddle River Day School
Win 72-69
TPLS Christian Academy (VA) - Warrior Winter Classic @ Life Center Academy
Win 51-46
E.S. Saint Laurent (CAN) - Warrior Winter Classic @ Life Center Academy
Win 67-57
Semifinals - MAPLs @ Hun
Win 64-35
Finals - MAPLs @ Hun
Win 77-39
vs.
Rutgers Prep
Loss 54-65
vs.
Immaculate Conception
Win 67-32
vs.
States (semis), Pingry
Loss 52-54
Independent School National Championships in Charlotte, NC
Win 59-50

Winter 2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
11/18 Hill Scrimmage Away 4:30 pm
12/5 Life Center Academy Home 6:00 pm 55-52 W
12/10 Bishop O'Connell (VA) - She's Got Game Away 1:20 pm 51-44 W
12/11 Durham Elite (Canada) - She's Got Game Away 9:00 am 68-52 W
12/14 Pennington Away 4:15 pm 56-15 W
12/17 Anacostia (DC) - Festival of Phoenix Away 12:00 pm 81-29 W
12/18 Patrick School - Festival of Phoenix Away 12:30 pm 32-48 L
1/5 ASA Home 6:00 pm 54-71 L
1/7 Potters House (FL) - NJ Sparks Tournament Away 4:00 pm 59-48 W
1/8 TPLS Christian Academy (VA) - Sparks Invitational Away 1:30 pm 58-29 L
1/11 Hun Home 5:30 pm 65-25
1/12 Immaculate Conception Away 6:00 pm Canc.
1/14 Bishop Ireton (VA) - Say Yes to Success Away 5:00 pm Canc.
1/18 Peddie Away 4:00 pm 86-44 W
1/21 Hill Home 4:00 pm 56-31 W
1/22 Mercersburg Away 1:00 pm 65-37 W
1/25 Lawrenceville Home 4:00 pm 69-40 W
1/26 Life Center Academy Away 6:00 pm 50-54 L
1/28 St. Laurent - The Mecca Away 9:00 pm 63-57 W
2/1 Queen of Peace High School Home 7:00 pm Canc.
2/11 Lawrenceville (MAPL Semis) Away 2:00 pm 84-40 W
2/12 Hill (MAPL Finals) Away 72-25 W
2/14 Rutgers Prep Away 4:30 pm 52-60 L
2/16 Lawrenceville (state semis) Home 4:00 pm 73-46 W
2/18 Peddie (state finals) Home 4:00 pm 64-23 W

JV

Overview

The girls' JV basketball team prides itself on good sportsmanship, teamwork and having fun while developing fundamental basketball skills. Players at all levels are welcome to join. Our goal is to develop each player’s ability and understanding of the game as we work together as a team to become our collective best. We encourage one another on and off the court, and are committed to hard work and positive attitudes.

The JV team plays a competitive schedule against Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) rivals Hun, Peddie, Mercersburg, Lawrenceville and Hill as well as other independent schools and local public high schools.

Meet the Coaches

Meet Coach Merrifield

came to Blair in 1986 following her graduation from Davidson College with a BA in French and has since experienced the School from nearly every vantage point: as a teacher, coach, parent, faculty spouse, monitor and professional staff member. She rejoined the faculty in 2015 as a teacher of French 1 and 3. Sharon earned her New Jersey elementary education teaching certification in 2003 at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and taught at Blairstown Elementary School for more than eight years. Early in her career, she served as a Blair admission associate, and from 2012-2015, she was a member of the advancement team, working with loyal alumni, parents and friends of the School as director of stewardship. Sharon and her husband, veteran science teacher Rob Merrifield, live in the Parsonage; they are the parents of Rebecca ’10 and Graham ’14.

 

 

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Hill School
Home
vs.
Peddie
Away
vs.
Hun
Away
vs.
Peddie
Home
vs.
Hill School
Away
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home
vs.
Sparta High School
Home
vs.
Hun
Home
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away

Roster

Name Class
Kiara Garriques 2023
Christie Liuzza 2023
Elloree Neary 2023
Amanda Olthof 2023
Katherine Robinson 2023
Ella Sloan 2023
Xiaoyu Wang 2023

Past Results

Winter 2018-2019

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Peddie
Win 33-20
vs.
Hill School
Loss 20-28
vs.
Peddie
Loss 17-25
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 12-24
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 26-45

Winter 2017-2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Lawrenceville
Loss 24-41
vs.
Hun
Loss 20-39
vs.
Peddie
Win 30-17
vs.
Hill School
Win 29-7
vs.
Lawrenceville
Win 41-31
vs.
Hill School
Win 23-8

Winter 2016-2017

Date Opponent Location Start Info
12/7 Peddie Home 4:15 pm 39-14 W
1/7 Lawrenceville Home 2:30 pm 15-33 L
1/11 Hun Home 4:00 pm 22-23 L
1/14 North Warren Home 1:00 pm PPD
1/18 Peddie Away 4:00 pm 26-15 W
1/21 Hill Home 2:30 pm 45-33 W
1/25 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm 23-51 L
2/1 Sacred Heart Away 4:30 pm Canc.
2/11 Hill Away 2:30 pm 23-33 L
2/14 Rutgers Prep Away 6:00 pm 2-51 L

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View more photos from the 2019-2020 season on Blair's Photoshelter or past years on Blair's Flickr.