Basketball Blows Away Pre-Season Competition

By Mackenzie Wallace

The squeal of sneakers on hardwood and steady beat of basketballs dribbling across the gym floor is music to the ears of guys and girls playing for the Madison varsity basketball teams as they compete through the pre-season. Both teams, working hard to improve on the game they love, have done well on the season so far.

“They’ve done well except defensively one night and offensively another night. Otherwise we’ve had good games and a good start in the season,” varsity boys basketball coach Chris Romine said.

The boys team celebrated several wins so far in the pre-season and look forward to the upcoming district games.

“We have the potential to be as good as any team in the region. They can compete at a high level any night out,” Romine continues.

The boys finished with a 59-44 win last Tuesday against Taft, proving their coach’s words to be true.

Varsity girls, working hard as well, focus on an overall goal of making their way into play-offs. Tracy Hastings, varsity girls basketball coach, displays confidence in the team’s abilities.

“We’ve played really good in the pre-season. The girls work hard to get better every day,” Hastings said.

The effects of hard-work were visible in the game against Alamo Heights High School last Tuesday, as they left with a 45-25 win.

“There was a lot of good defense and good team play,” Hastings said. “There was good ball movement.”

Students can watch the teams in action at any of the upcoming games. The varsity boys have an ongoing tournament against Seguin High School this weekend through Sunday and the varsity girls have an ongoing tournament against Canyon High School this weekend through Sunday as well.

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