Every teams wants to beat their rival in their own gym. Boys’ basketball did just this, intensifying rivalry with Lebanon rivalry.
Boys’ basketball faced the Cedars and came out on top 56-46 after a hard game Monday, Dec. 17. This helped the team continue their winning streak.
“I think the teamwork we had and togetherness helped us win because when things weren’t going our way we stuck together and played our style of basketball,” said senior Logan Horn who dropped 11 points Monday night.
The team says this win motivates them to keep pushing as they know they are now a team to beat.
“We know that we have a target on our back now, but were playing confident and we expect to compete for titles this season,” said junior Ileri Ayo-Falleya.
Although the team was struggling with Horn out for foul trouble and Ayo-Falleya on the bench, they put new guys out there and persevered. Jason Eberhart scored a team high of 15 points and Jaquan Andino dropped 7 in the fourth quarter which was crucial for the win.
“We worked hard to get the win. It wasn’t a pretty win but we played through everything and remained together and brought one home,” said Andino.
The team’s goal is to make it further into post season. They plan on using their energy as a team to help them go far this season.
“We have team goals that we want to reach and each game is a stepping stone to get there,” said Horn. “It’s always great to beat Lebanon though.”
The boys will potentially face Lebanon again in the holiday tournament that we are hosting this weekend.
“We prep for every game the same way, but every chance we get to beat our rivals we take it a little more personally,” said Ayo-Falleya.