Gunnery lost a one point thriller to Canterbury. In their first game of 2019, the Highlanders came out strong, battling for every ball. The game was back and forth, though Gunnery fell behind 5 with under 2 minutes to play. Gunnery put up a 3 to tie the game with second left of the clock. Unfortunately, it missed, though the rebound by Gianna Russillo was put back up to put the Highlanders back 1 with 3 seconds to play. Gianna then trapped the Canterbury girl in the corner on the in bounds, but time ran out before Gunnery had a chance to steal.
The game saw scoring contributions from 6 girls. The team was led by Remay Pemba with 17 points, Gianna Russillo with 9 points, and Layla Walcott with 7 points.
Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.