Boys basketball falls to Blue Valley 65-52

The team lost against Blue Valley Tuesday, Jan 14

Elise Canning, JAG reporter/photographer

The boys basketball team lost to Blue Valley with a final score of 65-52. 

The boys knew Blue Valley would be a hard game to play, but junior Nick Mason expected to put up a fight after their loss against Bishop Meige last Friday.

“We came off a tough loss Friday night to Meige. We had some good practices before [this] game, and we knew that [Blue Vallet] would be a tough team to play,” Mason said, “We thought if we played our best we’d have a good chance to win.”

Last night we had a rough night, but overall I think our strength is our fight. We fight [for] every loose ball, ‘till the ref blows his whistle and the horn sounds at the end.”

— junior Nick Mason

The Jaguars fell behind in the first quarter, with a score of 23-12 and couldn’t take back the lead, starting halftime with a score of 33-26. 

Sophomore Adrian Dimond felt the team was going for all open shots and handling the ball well throughout the game.  

“Our biggest strength was attacking our shots,” Dimond said. 

They lost, but couldn’t come back from Blue Valley’s seven-point lead.

Dimond is looking forward to the upcoming games and redeeming last year’s season.

“We lost a lot last year, and hopefully we can win or get closer than we were last year,” Dimond said.

When the boys play, they fight hard; according to Mason this is the strength of the team.

“Last night we had a rough night, but overall I think our strength is our fight. We fight [for] every loose ball, ‘till the ref blows his whistle and the horn sounds at the end,” Mason said.

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