Girls move closer to district championship, boys fall to 5th

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Sarah Boutouis

While the girls continue to add wins to the streak, the boys conclude an eight game victory run, with a loss to the Titans 40-63. The boys now sit at third place in District 9-5A, while the girls celebrate and undefeated season as first in district.

Catie Reeves , Sports Editor

Basketball pressed on with the back half of their District 9-5A season on Tuesday at The Nest as they faced the Centennial Titans for the last time this year. 

Trying to keep their hold on first place, the girls’ defeated Centennial 30-22 to move to 15-1, with two district games remaining. 

“We handled the competition with a Redhawk mentality,” freshman Jezzelle Moreno said. “I think one of the biggest highlights we had in the game was when we pushed the lead up in the fourth quarter after having a rough third one.”

The boys’ team was as fortunate as the Titans ended the eight game winning streak of the Redhawks with a 56-40 win, dropping the team into tie for fifth place, just one game out of second, and two games out of first.  

“We played a good game, it just wasn’t our night,” senior Zach Bishop said. “Shots weren’t falling and Centennial is a really good team. To bounce back we have to have a really good week of practice. Wakeland is on Friday and they are a really good team so these next two days will be very important.”