Double dose of W’s for basketball teams

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Double dose of W’s for basketball teams

During a break in the action against Arlington Martin, boys' head basketball coach Stephen Friar addresses the team in what would become a 48-42 win on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

During a break in the action against Arlington Martin, boys' head basketball coach Stephen Friar addresses the team in what would become a 48-42 win on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

Surya Ravichandran

During a break in the action against Arlington Martin, boys' head basketball coach Stephen Friar addresses the team in what would become a 48-42 win on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

Surya Ravichandran

Surya Ravichandran

During a break in the action against Arlington Martin, boys' head basketball coach Stephen Friar addresses the team in what would become a 48-42 win on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

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Boys’ basketball took on the second 6A team in a row finishing their non-district season, playing Arlington Martin Tuesday night and coming away with a 48-42 win.

“I thought we played well against a good team,” junior Peyton Harwell said. “A little closer than we would’ve like but I thought we played well. We play Lone Star Tuesday and they’ve got a lot of talent so we just got to come out prepared. I think playing those 6A teams helped us a lot just playing better competition so that we are prepared for really good district teams like Lone Star.”

Meanwhile the girls’ team is two games into its district season and now holds a 2-0 record after winning a close 42-38 game against Centennial Tuesday in the Nest.

Surya Ravichandran
Working the ball on offense late in the 4th quarter against Centennial, the girls’ basketball team pulled away with the win 42-38 on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

“We played really well defensively for three quarters,” head girls basketball coach Ross Reedy said. “We just shot ourselves in the foot a little bit probably didn’t handle situations the best way possible which allowed them to creep back into the game come the fourth quarter. There was a lot of good things to take away from it and certainly a few things that had we avoided or brushed up on it would have been the difference of the game being four points than the game being 15 to 20 points. We are going to have to learn to take advantage of our opportunities.”  

Next up for the girls’ Friday’s game against Lone Star with the team hoping to improve to 3-0 in District 13-5A.

“We are super excited that we got the win,” junior Mara Casey said. “We definitely think that there is a lot that we can work on going into Friday’s game but all and all we were really happy that we won and we are 2-0 in district. We felt like we let them score too many points so we have to get better defensively. Just working on us, making shots and finishing offensive possessions and just getting better at the little things. I think winning yesterday boosted our confidence a lot more so we are really excited going into Friday nights game that will hopefully be a W.”