By Kianna Head Posted March 10, 2023
Throughout the 2022-2023 basketball season, the varsity boys have worked hard and come a long way from where they started. Despite the losses, they stayed dedicated and continued to work hard to grow as individual players and learn as a team. Their coach Nathan Green was able to lead them through losses, wins, and everything in between.
“Overall the season went extremely well,” Green said, “The entire team was dedicated and committed to putting in the work that was necessary to have a successful season.”
The endless work that they put into their sport and their team paid off, making them the fourth-ranked team and taking them to the playoffs. However, there were still some struggles in the season but they learned from their mistakes and made themselves better.
“The lowlights would be losing tough close games, but you need to go through some tough times during a season to prepare for games in the playoffs,” Green said.
In the playoffs, the boys fought their hardest the entire game and ended their season with a loss to North Valleys with a score of 67-53. Although they were upset about not making it to state, they were proud of how far they made it as a team.
“Sometimes our team did not get along very well and it affected whether we won or lost,” said junior Dempsey Jenkin. “Even when we got mad at each other and dealt with problems as a team, we always came back and played well together when we did.”
While the team did not get the greatest start, they worked around their issues on and off the court and made for a good season.
“We definitely had some great highlights,” said Matthew Casalez. “We made it to regionals and ended up really figuring it out towards the end of the season.”