Boys basketball’s first game a slam dunk

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By Aleah Lynn

The boys basketball team, which is taking aim at a state title in 2018, opened its regular season with a 56-39 win over Bay on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

According to the coach Rick Davis, the notable players from the game were player Kwentrell Boston and captains JaKari Gallon, Decari Taylor and Travon Woolfolk.

After nine seniors graduated from last year’s team, four of which were starters, and limited gym time due to volleyball’s extended season, Davis was left unsure about how his players would perform.

“[In the first half, players were] looking to get the ball to JaKari, playing solid defense and limiting turnovers,” said Davis.

The second half had more turnovers due to more pressure from the other team.

“To be successful we have to value the basketball,” said Davis.

Gallon, a senior, feels that this is only the beginning of a great season.

“[I want to] start playing with  more aggression and be able to communicate with his team better,” said Gallon.

He feels his team has what it takes to take it all the way to state.

“I had early foul trouble and turnovers,” said Woolfolk, a senior. “But I made some key free throws at the end of the game.”

“As captain, I want to lead by example and not by word of mouth,” said Woolfolk.

He feels that leading them to state is the best way to do this.