The boy’s basketball team’s journey to the off season.
The boy’s basketball team has had a rough start to their season, with multiple star players injured including senior guard Jaeln Benjamin and sophomore guard Maki Evans. Although the team does not have the best record, they seem to be improving more and more every game, with young players stepping up and senior Kyle Miller leading the team.
With the second half of the season underway, the team is looking to really show off their talents and abilities.
“The second half of the season is the most important in my opinion, because it shows how much you have grow as player and a team,” shared team captain Miller.
This season has had many injuries including two sprained ankles and a few broken fingers. With two starting players not able to play, the bench had to step up and take those spots. Freshman Blake Horvath in particular, had begun starting and playing all four quarters as a shooting guard. This has been a fantastic opportunity for a young player to get comfortable in high school game play.
“It was amazing and a great opportunity, but I just tried to just go out there and play like it was any other game so I didn’t get in my head,” explained Horvath.
This year’s team carries three seniors, guard Kyle Miller, post Kai Burmeister, and point-guard Jaeln Benjamin. The three of them together average about 30 points a game, with Miller being the leading scorer contributing about 17 of those points. They are extremely great teammates and work hard day in and day out, on and off the court.
“They are truly great kids and care about their teammates. Each of them has gotten so much better throughout the year, and they are also good students. We’re excited to follow their path after high school,” boasted Head Coach Chris Maul.
Senior night festivities begin next Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 in the main gym, followed by the game, and then refreshments outside the gym for the seniors. The seniors are excited and ready for what the rest of the season has in store, and they will not be taking anything for granted.
“When you’re younger I feel like you take all of it for granted but when it hits you, that this is it, you cherish every moment you have,” shared Miller.
Come out and support the team and the seniors in the rest of their season, with games every Tuesday and Friday!