Boys Varsity Basketball: A Season Worth the Watch


Photo by Mr. Blair, Geometry Teacher

Senior A’Mari Cooper dunks over Marshall defenders.

Wakefield Boy’s Basketball began their season strong; their record so far is 8-4. Some big wins within the conference have kept them at the top of the conference.

One of the reasons is Junior Robert Starkey. He is a wall when it comes to defense; he said, “Im glad that I finally have the chance to make a difference in the games, rather then watching from the bench.”

As for the losses, the boys had two in Utah, one in the George Long Holiday Tournament, and the hardest loss being the most recent one against Marshall High School, the first conference loss in 5 years at home. How will the boys come back from this loss? Junior Chris Warner said, “we win and lose together as a family and one loss is not going to stop us from reaching our goal, this will only make us better.”

Last Tuesday the Wakefield Warriors played the Marshall Statesmen in a rematch of the conference championship last year. Unlike like last Wakefield came up short on the scoreboard as they lost 56-43.

The Warriors have a very important next stretch of games, as 8 out of the 9 games they have left are conference games, which will be very important in determining their seed for the playoffs. It is important for the fans to be there for the Warriors as their playoff push continues and they search for another conference title. There are only FOUR home games left!

Come out this Friday, January 12 to watch the Warriors take on the Lee Lancers in a game you won’t want to miss.