EDISON, NJ-- The boys’ varsity basketball team at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has opened the 2021 season with five consecutive victories and is off to a 6-1 start overall, including 6-0 in the GMC Gold Division. Last week’s 60-57 triumph over Timothy Christian was the closest margin for the Rams, who lost at Pennington before bouncing back with a 63-31 rout of East Brunswick Tech. The Rams have been wearing masks in practices and games.

Senior big man Saleem Ibraheem of Piscataway posted consecutive double-doubles, with 18 points and 12 rebounds in a romp over Calvary Christian and 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. Timothy Christian. Junior point guard Mekhai Huey of Piscataway led the Rams with 19 points against Timothy Christian. Senior Brandon McCall of Green Brook also netted 15 in the narrow victory. Sophomore Evan Benson of Somerset led four Rams in double figures with 15 in the win over East Brunswick Tech.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour.