By Alexis Galarza
This past week the JV Boys were up against their rivals, the Elko Indians. In the past, Elko has been Lowry’s biggest competition. The score remained very close the entire game, but ultimately, the Bucks defeated Elko.
Txema Bengochea thought the team worked well except in the third quarter.
“We were lazy on defense and got beat help side a lot, and we were all kinda tired because we played such a good first half,” said Bengochea.
Jesse Soto was cheering his team on from the bench due to a neck injury he sustained last weekend. However, Soto claims the intensity was up the entire game.
“I’m kinda just there for them, like if they do something good I celebrate with coach Danny,” said Jesse Soto.
Coach Danny Westfall believes the boys played so well that he could not just pick one player to recognize, so instead he chose his entire team as student-athletes of the week.
“Basketball is a team sport and this last weekend we played as a team and picked up two wins in two very tight games,” said Westfall.
The whole team played very hard, which worked out in their favor.
“The whole team stepped up and handled business in their respective roles and awe played as a cohesive unit and that is what basketball is all about,” said coach Westfall.
Bengochea also believes the team came together well to achieve a win.
“I think we played really good as a team, we struggled a little bit with playing with each other just because we haven’t played a lot this year but I think we’re going to be a pretty good team,” said Bengochea.
Txema Bengochea calls out for the ball from his teammate Montana Elm./ Emily Valdez • The Brand
Amador Guzman keeps his defender behind him to be open for a pass./ Emily Valdez • The Brand