The boys` basketball season came to a close with the final record being 17-12. The boys worked hard to finish out the season strong and ended their journey in the second round of state.
When asked what the most exciting game of the season was, Junior Christian Mclean said, “I think the most exciting game this year for us was the second time we played Holy Innocents` because they knocked us out of the playoffs last year, so it meant a lot to go out there and beat them by 20, and also sent a statement to a lot of other teams as well.” The boys played Holy Innocents` two times, the first time they lost barely 63-67 and the second time they won by twenty points.
Damm said, “My favorite game of the season so far was our game against Green Forest. We played at home and were huge underdogs, but the crowd in Yancey was amazing and our team went out and played hard and left it all on the court. We didn’t win, but we gave a winning effort against a very talented Green Forest team. It is a game I’ll always remember.”
Built into the basketball schedule are games that are out of region. These games are shown to be more difficult. Senior Cullen Davis said, “Playing tough games is very helpful when it comes to preparing for the playoffs, because there are no give me games in the playoffs. Every team is capable of winning any given game and being in tough situations early in the year is great preparation for that.”
The Boys recently lost to Lakeview on Feb. 23, which brought their season to a close.