‘Rines basketball look to spar with Wheaton Knights at home


Jonathan trejo

Senior Kendale Sewell gets ready to rock the rim.

Varsity basketball looks to spar with the Wheaton Knights tonight in the Den after a rough 1-2 start to their season with tough losses against the Thomas Johnson Patriots and Sherwood Warriors, but a big win against the Walter Johnson Wildcats.

Varsity looked for revenge against Sherwood on Monday after suffering a tough loss last year but they couldn’t quite pull it together in a 51-56 loss. Junior forward Terrance Williams Jr. led the team with 19 points. Junior guard Anthony Bailey put up 13 points in the valiant effort.

It was a closely contested game all the way down to the last minute as the boys in blue made valiant efforts on both sides of the floor to hopefully tie the game up and take the lead but turnovers on offense lead to the Warriors securing a lead to seal the game.

Wolverines clawed it out with the Wildcats on December 6 following their game against Thomas Johnson. The ‘Rines silenced the Wildcats in a 54-47 win. Senior guard Bryson Faison and Williams helped lead the team to victory in a tight back and forth game. Contributions off the bench helped give the team enough firepower to win the game on Walter Johnson’s home court.

Senior guard Kendale Sewell said, “We played great help defense,” in the big win against the Wildcats.  Faison added, “We were making big shots and we all stepped up.”

In the season opener, the boys fought hard but came up short against the out-of-county school Thomas Johnson High School with a final score of 55-67, tallying the first loss of the season. Senior guard Kendale Sewell played a great game but the team couldn’t walk away with the win after a lackluster start to the game. Sewell said that an area for the team to improve upon would be to “just put in more effort.”

We came out slow…we can never do that against a good team,” Williams Jr added.

Let’s fill the stands with tons of support for our boys as they look to improve on their brand of basketball and become state contenders.

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