The Holderness boys’ varsity basketball mantra is simple: play hard, play tough defense, and be unselfish on offense. They compete in the Lake Region League with Brewster, Kimball Union, New Hampton, Proctor, St. Paul's, Tilton, and Vermont Academy. This is one of the most competitive leagues in the country. Holderness also competes in the NEPSAC B class with twenty six total schools; at the end of the season the top eight teams compete in a playoff tournament. The 2019-2020 team returns six players including Junior, Muhamed Kante, who was a Class B honorable mention selection as a sophomore.
Holderness basketball alumni have gone on to be successful at all levels, ranging from Division III to professional. Recent graduates have played at Boston University, Dartmouth College, Endicott College, Fairfield University, Holy Names University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Norwich University, Siena College, South Plains College, St. Michael's College, Stony Brook University, Tufts University, University of New Hampshire, University of Waterloo, and Williams Baptist University.
The Bulls played a solid game today on both sides of the ball to beat the Sherbrooke team. For the first time this year all of the players dressed for the game scored points in the same game. Scorers were led by Muhamed Kante who had 15 points and 8 rebounds.
This was a really nice team win. The game was competitive at the start and the Bulls found themselves down 11-5 before going on a 18-0 run. This run set the pace for the half which ended with the Bulls ahead 34-21. The lead stretch to 25 in the second half when the Hornets put on a very active press that shrunk the lead. The Bulls were led offensively by Carter Story who had 19 pts. Muhamed Kante (16 pts & 6 assists), Yansel Reyes (12 pts), Eli Swanson (9 pts 10 rebs), and Deng Akok (8 pts) made strong offensive contributions. Deng came in off the bench to have his strongest outing of the season.
Woody Kampmann began coaching at Holderness in 2014. Before coming to campus, he was a college basketball coach for nine years—including seven at the Division 1 level. Most recently he coached at Boston College from 2010-14, where he helped develop two NBA draft picks (Reggie Jackson and Oliver Hanlan). Kampmann, was an assistant at Cornell from 2008-10, where he was part of three Ivy League championship teams and made three NCAA tournament appearences. The 2010 Cornell team advanced to the Sweet 16 after beating Temple and Wisconsin in the first two rounds. Kampmann is a 2005 graduate of Hobart College.