Boy’s Basketball Makes New Plays for Success
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After struggling to find success over the previous two seasons, the boy’s basketball team is leaving the past behind and looking ahead for improvement during the upcoming winter sports season.
Equipped with a reenergized starting lineup, the Warriors hope to come out strong for their first game against Palmyra on December 9 at the Donegal tip-off tournament in Carlisle, P.A.
The warriors will spend the weekend at the Carlisle tournament, playing one game Friday evening and the second on Saturday.
For those who may not be able to make the trip to Carlisle, the first home game against the Eastern York Golden Knights will take place on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm.
Varsity captain Chase Summers experienced last season’s hardships and shared his strategies for making sure the team is more successful.
Summers shared that, as a team, the Warriors are working on sharing the ball, transitions, and improving their speed on offense. The team will have the advantage of nine players who can consistently play at the Varsity level, ensuring that the lineup can always play with intensity.
“One of my personal goals at the beginning of the season was to start. It looks like that’s gonna happen for me; I’m gonna start. Another personal goal of mine is just to be a consistent contributor to the team, be a reliable scorer that we can depend on late in the game,” said Summers.
“Obviously, like, in recent years, we haven’t had the greatest success but, with this core group of guys, we’ve all been playing together since fifth grade. So, we’re all really comfortable with each other, we know how to play with each other and have really good chemistry. The game really flows well between us. So, our goal is, and we think it’s really attainable, to win the division and then go to playoffs”.
Summers also noted that the atmosphere at practice was energetic, uplifting, exciting, and promising because the team can listen to their own playlist in the gym to keep up the high-tempo exercises.
Varsity captain Peyton Reider shared many of the same sentiments with Summers about the season.
“For sure, we’re really excited about the opportunities we’re gonna see this season. In the past couple of seasons, we haven’t really found much success in terms of wins and losses, but we’ve slowly but surely been building the skills we need to actually have a strong presence on the court and, keeping in mind that we have a pretty deep bench, we should be able to play at full speed for the entire game,” said Reider.
The current schedule for the varsity basketball team can be found here.