After a scrappy win, boys’ basketball faces Warriors


Manal Nasir

The boys’ basketball team heads to Memorial High School on Tuesday to face the Warriors. They are coming off of a win against Frisco, and aim to secure another against Memorial.

Vaughn Perez, Sports Reporter

The boys’ basketball team went on the road to face the Independence Knights and came out with a 49-43 win, moving their District 10-5A record to 4-0.

“Independence was a really tough and good opponent and we won through the boys’ defensive effort,” assistant coach Ben Manning said. “It was not our night offensively, but they made up through consistent stops, limiting their transition opportunities and solid defense at halfcourt.”

The Redhawks continue their district play Tuesday as they look to move to 5-0, facing the tough Memorial Warriors at Memorial High School at 8:00 p.m.

“They have an extremely talented squad, their record doesn’t reflect what they’re capable of because they’ve lost a lot of close games, so we can’t underestimate them tonight,” Manning said. “We have to come out ready to play and not worry about our past games or their past games, just focus on going 1-0 tonight.”

The focus for the boys on Tuesday stays the same: making sure they play solid defense and play smart basketball.

“We’re preparing for Memorial just like it’s any other game, watching film and practicing Memorial specific stuff,” senior Jonathan Dupree-Buford said. “Some big things are making sure we play under control, patient, play disciplined, and not allow them to break out in transition.”