Wins over Wakeland keep Redhawks basketball soaring

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Pujan Shah

Girls and boys basketball both took home wins against Wakeland last Friday. Neither team let up and kept their spots in district play.

Kaden Groom, Sports Reporter

Facing off against the Wakeland Wolverines in District 9-5A play on Friday in The Nest, the Redhawks basketball teams both came away with wins. 

Taking on the last place Wolverines, the girls’ team didn’t let up as they pulled away to a 33-12 win to improve to 12-1 in district play. 

“Even though we were expected to win, we viewed Wakeland as an opportunity to work on our transition game,” senior Kamen Wong said. “In other words aside from winning, we had other goals in mind, such as pushing the ball after a miss and fluidly running offense.”

When it came to protecting home court, the boys understood the assignment;  beating the Wolverines 68-45 to remain in 3rd place in district play.

For junior Jonathan Dupree-Buford, the second half was when things got going as he finished the game with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals.

“I just had to switch my mindset and focus on the task that we are trying to achieve,” Dupree-Buford said.