Basketball teams have a successful first home game

Basketball teams have a successful first home game

Michael Holst, Staff Writer

The basketball teams were dominant Friday on their first home games of the year against Maranatha. The varsity boys team had a commanding victory winning with the score of 61-32. The varsity girls also won in a close fought game that ended 35-31.

Senior Davis Gunnigle was one of the key players in the varsity boys game; he was pleased with how the game was played.

“It went great,” Gunnigle said. “We came out with a lot of energy and focus. Our plan was to speed them up and make them make turnovers, like turnovers and missed shots, which I feel like we did pretty well.”

Junior Joshua Kucera was in the fan section and recalled the most exciting play of the game.

“When Davis stole the ball and then dunked was crazy,” Kucera said. “The student section went crazy jumping up and down!”

That was a memorable moment for Gunnigle, he talked about why it was special to him.

“It was my first one in an actual game,” Gunnigle said. “I had no idea that I was gonna dunk it until I jumped. It was cool to see how hyped everyone was afterward too, that gave our team a huge momentum boost.”

Gunnigle has hefty expectations for the team this year. He expects them to be first in our conference, win 15 games, and make it to state. They are off to a good start.