Girls’ beat the Knights, while boys’ fell short

Both+basketball+teams+took+on+the+Knights+Friday+night.+The+girls+team+won+48-21%2C+while+the+boys+team+fell+short%2C+56-47.

Michael Martin

Both basketball teams took on the Knights Friday night. The girls team won 48-21, while the boys team fell short, 56-47.

Harley Classe, Assistant Sports Editor

The Redhawks took on the Independence Knights on Friday, with the boys falling 56-47 and the girls coming out on top at 48-20 in District 9-5A play.

For senior Stryker Virgil, this loss will play a large role in his motivation to play harder in games to come.

“We are strong in our ability to control the game at certain times and turn things around,” Virgil said via text. “However, we need to improve on our team chemistry and teamwork all together.”

Though the team has had a tough start (2-7) to the season, they hope to turn it around and use each challenge they are presented with to grow.

“We’re preparing by perfecting what we are good at, shooting,” Virgil said. “We need to play desperate and turn this losing streak around.”

However, on the girls side of things, senior Lily Zimiquites plans to keep pushing forward in practice, hoping to see more wins for her team as the season progresses.

“I think last game we all played together as a team, and our offense flowed really smoothly,” Zimiquites said via text. “I think we need to continue improving our defensive rotations”