Boys Basketball


Photo by Rashel Naranjo

Freshman Malaki “Kai” Ali looks to pass the ball against Menlo School at home on Jan. 24

By Rashel Naranjo

“Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”, the last buzzer went off at the end of the final quarter of the boys basketball game against Crystal Springs at home on Feb. 10. Battling for a winning basket, the teams called repeated time-outs, and by the end of the game, the players faces showed a mixture of exhaustion, annoyance and pride. The Senior Night game ended in a tie.

As the season neared its end, the boys basketball junior varsity and varsity teams said they had a strong season with several winning streaks, and although there were losses here and there, the teams always had a great comeback. With one more game to play on Feb. 14, the varsity team stood at 5 wins, 6 losses.

Players said there was a lot of room for improvement for returning players next season.

“It was my first time playing, and Chris really taught me a lot of fundamentals, and I feel that I really grew, as well as the team”, said freshman Christian Olvera Jaimes. “However, I could still improve a lot.”

Junior varsity team captain Tyrone “Ty” Bradford Jr. said that the team’s chemistry has improved since the start of the season as they have developed skills.

“We hit it off during the off season,” said Santiago “Santi” Hernandez. “We all have a role on this team and I feel like the fact that we all know what we can do on the court gives our team the ability to trust one another, which really contributed to us growing as a team this season”.