Redhawks turns out the lights on the Knights


Sarah Boutouis

Cutting it close, the boys’ ended the game with two points on the Independence Knights winning 62-60. Following the trend, the girls’ walked home with more than a 20 point lead winning 55-33 on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

Boys’ and girls’ basketball shut down Independence on Friday with both teams walked away with a win.

Coming off of their first District 9-5A loss of the season against Memorial last week, the girls’ pulled away to a big win 55-33.

“I think we handled them pretty well,” junior Maya Jain said. “We took care of business. The highlight was seeing us work together and make plays as a team.”

After the girls walked off with a win, the boys escaped with one, 62-60.

“We handled the competition decently enough to win,” senior Micaiah Abii said. “We finished all of our quarters pretty badly but good teams find a way to win. And it doesn’t feel as good as it feels right. The games we lost we shouldn’t have lost so right now we are playing at a good level of basketball.”

Winning their eighth district game in a row, the boys moved into a three way tie for second place, just one game out of first. 

“I believe our team has shown a resilience and a toughness that has been encouraging to see,” boys’ head coach Stephen Friar said via email. “It feels good to see success on the scoreboard, but we’re more concerned with how they learn and grow from this to help them in life.”