First Game for the Freshman

Even though this is the first time the freshman boys basketball team has played in high school, they still have hopes for a championship.


Janae Taylor

The freshman boys basketball team will play in the championship tournament against Eureka.

Winter sports kicked off more than a month ago and for freshman boys, it was their first high school basketball game. In the first game of the season, the stakes were high because it introduced the team and what they can bring to the game. The first game was against Zumwalt South, and sadly, they had lost by four with a score of 47 to 43. It is not fun to lose, but it does not define the team and they still have more games to come. Now they are in the De Smet Jesuit basketball tournament.

“We did have a setback, but we’re going to come back and have a good start to make it to the championship,” freshman Noah Patterson said. “Our free throws and defense will help us improve our game in order to win over opponents.”

Their first game was against Christian Brothers College high school. It was an exciting game with the Jaguars winning 48 to 34. With the win, they moved on to the semifinals against the homeschool, De Smet. The boys started out the game on fire with a 15 to 0 run in the first quarter. They eventually broke away winning the game by 28 with a score of 50 to 22. Now, these freshmen will play in the tournament championship against Eureka.

“We need to work together and play good defense,” freshman Johnny Taylor said. “With good communication and perseverance, I believe that we can come out on top and win the championship.”