Basketball in full swing

Grant Gooden, Entertainment Staff

Every year students enjoy spending their weeknights watching girls and boys basketball games. Last year, both the boys and girls seasons ended early in sectionals, so both teams are looking for redemption this season. 

So far, girls basketball is 0-2 with both losses at home against Brownsburg and Westfield, both losses by five points or less. They are hoping to bounce back at home again against Fort Wayne Snider, and then they have their first away game at Anderson. 

Boys basketball starts with two away games at Brownsburg and Christel House, and then has a home game against Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, so the boys can definitely get off to a strong start with these weaker opponents. Some of the tougher games for boys and girls basketball such as Carmel come up later in the season. 

Sophomores Elijah Evans and Elijah Reynolds are interested in the NC basketball teams.

“I think both the boys and girls teams are going to do well. Nothing great but nothing bad,” Evans said.

“I think the season is going to go well as long as we keep making passes and making wide open shots that shouldn’t be missed,” Reynolds said.

From these students point of view, expectations vary, for some, they have high expectations because of that near miss of making state last year for the boys team, and for the girls team, fans are hoping that they will have a better ending to their season after they lost in the first sectional game last year.

Both the boys and girls teams have lost key players from graduating high school so they have to rely on the upcoming players and current seniors to fill the previous athlete’s shoes. Some players on both the boys and girls teams are seeing a lot of college attention, even from division one schools.

These basketball teams definitely have the athletes to win games and be successful.