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Boys basketball are battered by the Vipers in their season opener

On Monday, Nov. 13, the boys basketball team played against Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS) in their first game of the season and were defeated in a rough 52-43 loss.
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The boys basketball team put up a bloodthirsty fight against the VAAS Vipers, only to get mauled by them with a loss of 52-43.

Highlights | 

  • Oshan Williams (#25) was the Wolves’s leading scorer for the game, successfully taking the ball to the rack and ending up scoring 24 points for the team.
  • Earl Gervacio (#30) was a huge contribution on defense, getting multiple stops and strong blocks against the Vipers.
  • Jonco Holgado (#2) and Jeremy Rivas (#1) made up the Wolves’s offense, bringing the ball up the court and setting plays.
  • The team, however, was unable to stop the Vipers’s strong offense and continuously missed free shots, resulting in a nine point loss for the Wolves.

What’s Next | After a devastating loss to start off the season, the Wolves are going to face off against the Sherman Oaks Knights on Monday, Nov. 27, at their den.

Team Thoughts| “Our game was quite disappointing with us missing multiple shots that I know we should’ve made,” varsity captain Jonco Holgado said. “We also weren’t boxing out and closing out the other team which had a negative impact on us later on in the game. However, from this loss we can only build from this and prepare for our future games.” 

Our thoughts | The boys basketball team played a hard-fought game against the Vipers. Although it wasn’t the outcome they envisioned, this was only the beginning of the season, meaning they have multiple opportunities to make up for this loss. Each player made a valiant effort, and with more practice, they will tremendously improve their offense and defense for their upcoming opponents. 

For the books | 

  • 0 wins, 2 losses
  • Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences
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