Varsity boys fall to Steele in second round

By Nichelle Harris | Assignments Editor |

The season Varsity Boys Basketball team has sadly came to a stop after the match against the Steele Varsity basketball team. On Friday at Veterans Memorial High School the match boys entered a heated match with their rival team in order to see who would progress in the playoffs.

Junior Rashod Owens goes for the layup against Steele. Photo by Nichelle Harris

Once the match began, the Steele team began to display to the audience their precise shooting by scoring seven three-pointers within the first quarter. The Roosevelt team quickly retaliated with their strong defensive plays, but it was not enough to break the focus of the rival team.

As the first half of the game came to a closing, the Steele team was up by 13 points, however the Roosevelt team was not discouraged by this outcome. As the match continued, the teams both grew more hectic and riled as the Rider boys fought to shorten the gap and the Knights fought to keep their lead. Even though the boys gave it their all, the boys sadly did not win the match and their playoff matches came to an end.

“I’m proud that we went out their and left our all on the court, even though we did not win this match I’m still proud of how far we made it. Hopefully the Varsity team next year will make it even further,” senior David Adkins said.