Top Sports Moments Of 2022-23: #6


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Counting down the last two weeks of school, Wingspan looks at the top sports moments of the year. Coming in at #6, the boys’ basketball team won and their first Area Championship in seven years in March.

Zachary Moland, Sports Reporter

With the school year coming to a close May 19, Wingspan is counting down the top sports moments from 2022-2023.

Coming in at #6, March Madness began slightly ahead of schedule for the boys’ basketball team. With the Redhawks trailing South Oak Cliff 63-62 in the final minutes of the second playoff game, senior Booda Daniels scored a 3-pointer and blocked his opponents’ last-second shot to give his team a 65-63 win and their first Area Championship in seven years.

“We played great overall, mainly because we never gave up,” Daniels said. “Even when they had a double-digit lead, we took what they gave us on offense and adapted to the referees not calling many fouls and just letting us play. It really all sank in once that buzzer sounded off [because] it felt amazing to know that we secured another game. We were able to enjoy that win and the memorable moment all weekend, but now we’re getting back to work.” 

Speaking of getting back to work, with the team’s great work ethic and sportsmanship, assistant coach Ben Manning believed they would have no problems in that regard.

“[I] couldn’t be prouder of them [because]] it was a really high-paced game, physical, but they were tenacious, they never doubted their ability to get it done, they believed in each other and showed the toughness it takes to play at this level,” Manning said. “The best thing they did was stick together and play for each other, especially in a game that was as close as this.”