As starting guards Philippe Griffiths and Noel Obusan told Lasso after their team’s first win, it was just a matter of time before the varsity basketball team began to show its true potential. The team’s performance last week suggests that the wait is now over and that the team has hit its stride heading into a week of crucial district games.
On Wednesday, the Mustangs faced off against
Friday night’s game had a similar outcome, as the team was able to avenge last season’s early loss against Avalon with a 60-41 win. The Mustangs were trailing at half time, but sound defense and brilliant outside shooting led yet another second half revival. Ogle led the team with 17 points, followed by Obusan with 12 points. Junior center Will Nunley began to emerge as a post threat, chipping in 9 points. Venets led the team on defense, finishing the game with 2 blocks.
These two big wins have given the team just the momentum that they need heading into their first week of district play. After having to travel to the hostile environment of
“We are ready, this is what we’ve been waiting for. Guys practice all off-season for games like this,” said senior forward Dimitri Venets.
When asked what impact last week’s games had on the team, senior point guard Noel Obusan stated that “against Avalon we showed how we’ve stepped up as a team. Practice has been great the past few weeks, and we’ve been having team meetings so we really feel like a family now.”
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