Boys’ Basketball Stays Red-Hot

Boys’ basketball moves to 5-0 in the regular season.
Joel Evans goes up for a layup over two Harmony defenders.
Joel Evans goes up for a layup over two Harmony defenders.
Image/Graphics by Abbigail Diviney

On Monday, December 11th, the boys’ basketball team had their second home game of the season against Penns Manor. In a dominating first quarter, the Warriors led 23-7 and didn’t allow Penns Manor to score until almost halfway through the quarter. After that, it was a lock that the Warriors were going to win. They finished the game with a score of 70-41, with Joel Evans and Isaac Tiracorda leading the way for the Warriors with 14 points each. Then, on Wednesday, December 13th, they took on the Pirates of Williamsburg at home. It was an exciting 16-point win, finishing with a final score of 97-81. The scores by quarter were: 19-16, 44-37, 68-58, and then sealed the win 97-81. The team couldn’t seem to miss behind the arc, having three different Warriors with 3 or more three-pointers on the night. Lukas Colton led the team with 5 threes of his own, and 3 of them came within the first two minutes of the third quarter. Isaac Tiracorda led the way for the Warriors, scoring a spectacular 21 points on the night. Then, on Friday, December 15th, West Branch wrapped up the week by traveling to Philipsburg-Osceola to take on their long-time rival, the Mounties. Both teams had a little bit of a slower start than usual, causing the Warriors to be down 6-3 a few minutes into the first quarter. Eventually, the Warriors found their groove and went on a 16-4 run to end the quarter and lead 19-10. Throughout the game, the Warriors shot the ball excellently, shooting 55% from the field and going 7-12 on threes in the first half. They kept things rolling in the second half, never losing their groove, and took down the Mounties with a final score of 81-60. When asked about the team’s success, junior Lukas Colton stated, “The team is looking good right now, and being 5-0 is something that we should be very proud of. It’s always about the next game and we need to continue working hard to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves.”

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