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Inspired effort gives SAS win over Bainbridge-Guilford, berth in state semifinals

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Syracuse Academy of Science advances to Class C state semifinals with 62-57 win over Bainbridge-Guilford.

It wasn’t easy. But it did feel inevitable.

It took 32 minutes of steely effort, but Syracuse Academy of Science used timely shooting and 20 points from Lyrik Jackson to defeat Bainbridge-Guilford 62-57 on Saturday at the SRC Arena in the Class C regional finals. The win advanced the #SASAtoms into the state semifinals, where they will take on Allegany-Limestone.

“We dug in. We just dug in,” SAS head coach Reginald Pickard said. “We knew that we had it in us we just had to let it come out.”

The Atoms needed all the grit they could muster in the fourth quarter. Trailing 45-44 to start the final frame, SAS put together an 11-2 run to start the fourth, creating a 55-47 advantage. Alexius Pierce, Freey Pleasants and Xyel Bradford all contributed to a run that Jackson capped with a three from the left side.

“That’s what coach teaches us,” Jackson said. “At times like that you can’t feel the pressure, we had to stay calm and be focused. So that’s what we did.”

Bainbridge-Guilford responded with a 8-0 run to even the score at 55, but Jackson, Pierce and Pleasants again combined for a 7-2 run that clinched the five-point win for #SASCS. All in all, the Atoms finished with five players scoring more than five points and three players in double figures.

“We have a great team, and it makes us hard to defend,” Pickard said. “It gives us a balanced attack, and we can spread it out.”

The late run was a product of that depth and a level of resilience after the Atoms had led by as much as nine in the first quarter, only to eventually trail by as much as six in the second.

“It’s a team effort,” Jackson said. “We were flat for a little, and we knew they were a good team. Coach just told us to run, and it was scrappy but it worked out.”

Jackson led the Atoms with 20 points, just missing a double-double with eight rebounds. Pleasants and Pierce added 12 apiece, and Bradford pitched in eight. Abigail Selfridge led all scorers with 23 for Bainbridge-Guilford.

Having unlocked enough of their potential to break into the state semifinals, Pickard said his girls are just getting started.

“Our motto is ‘let me be great.’ It’s about potential,” Pickard said. “It came from one of our coaches who lost her son, he always said, ‘let me be great.’ That’s what we did tonight and what we want to keep doing.”

The Atoms’ next opportunity comes on Friday when they meet Allegany-Limestone. That game is scheduled for an 11:45 a.m. tip at Hudson Valley Community College.

Article posted at http://highschoolsports.syracuse.com/news/article/-7252828500090430005/sas-advances-to-class-c-state-semis-with-62-57-win-over-b-g/

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Rince Na Sonas School of Irish Dance visits the Middle School

On Friday, March 16, 2018 the SAS Middle School welcomed an Irish Dance School to our building. The students were treated to a performance from the Rince Na Sonas School of Irish Dance. This is the third year that the school has visited us with their amazing dancers, many of which are headed to national and world competitions. Students and Staff were in awe of the talents demonstrated. Thank you Mrs. Hickey and Mrs. Greenwood and the parents who brought your students! This was a all-around amazing day! #SASAtoms #SASCS

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High Schoolers attended National College Fair at OCC

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10th and 11th grade students participated in the National College Fair at Onondaga Community College, close to 200 colleges, universities and other opportunities for post-high school learning were in attendance.

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Read Across America: The Finale

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 the SAS Middle School held its finale to the Read Across America Festivities. The class that put the most time into the DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) practice gained the ability to tape our wonderful Miss Robinson to the wall to celebrate their hard work. Miss Robb has been a crucial part of our school for years! She works very hard to support all of our goals at SAS and we had of fun taping her to the wall to celebrate our reading goals! Go ATOMS! #SASAtoms #SASCS

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SUNY ESF students work with 5th Graders to teach erosion

On Monday, March 12, 2018 the 5th grade students of the SAS Middle School welcomed students from SUNY ESF. These students have been working with the science classes for weeks now and have now taken their involvement to another level. ESF Student Mr. Roney sets students up with an experiment to demonstrate the effects of weathering and erosion on our environment. Students loved the experience to work hands-on with these great future educators from SUNY ESF. #SASAtoms #SASCS

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Women's Leadership Panel

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, as we continue to celebrate Women's History Month here at SAS we are visited by two women, Ms. Rosie Taravella from the Red Cross and Ms. Jennifer Sanders, from News Channel 9. Both women have shown us how their leadership skills has allowed them to succeed in their industry, while still giving back to the community. Students inquired about what has led them to this career path and what makes their jobs so exciting. We will continue to share our month long journey with two additional panels to close out the month.

#SASCS #SASAtoms #RedCross #NewsChannel9

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Science and Academic Fair at the Middle School

On Friday, March 9, 2018, the SAS Middle School held its 1st Science and Academic Fair. This has been a change from year's past that that students can now elect to create presentation in any area of study. We know at SAS that some of our student shine in different areas! Student work was judged by our wonderful faculty and fun was had by all! Our wonderful parents joined us to kick off the event. We could not be more proud of the work that our students put in for this event. Go ATOMS!

#SASCS #SASAtoms #ScienceFair

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Ice Cream Social for Positive Behavior at the Elementary School

On Friday, March 9, 2018, students enjoyed a well-deserved treat for their positive behavior. They earned themselves an ice cream social at the end of the day on Friday. Everyone had a great time, and will continue being excellent role models for our school.

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Middle School February Student of the Month Ceremony

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the SAS Middle School held its February Student of the Month ceremony. Students were awarded certificates for their hard work in their core classes as well as special presentations for specials. Core class recognition was based on having the best coping skills in the face of adversity. This is a great time for students and faculty alike as we get the opportunity to recognize the amazing efforts of our Atoms.

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Reading Celebration at SAS Elementary

On Friday, March 9, 2018, after celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday in a week-long Read Across America event, students who participated in a reading challenge at SAS Elementary School were recognized and rewarded with certificates and medals at an assembly. Top readers also got a chance to try their hand at pie tossing. The target? Dean Mrs. Smith! What a good sport!

#SASCS #SASAtoms #ReadAcrossAmerica #DrSeuss

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