Senior boys Red Hawks basketball team firing on all cylinders
Given the quality of basketball the senior boys Red Hawks have played over the last month, the team is feeling optimistic about their chances for a deep run in the upcoming playoffs in February. The boys have channelled their frustration with game cancellations due to inclement weather onto the court with tenacious defence and a high octane offence.
Here are some of our season highlights to date:
A solid performance in Kawartha League Interlock play beating Campbellford 49-42 and losing a tight game to Port Hope.
Convincing victories over LCVI, Gravenhurst, and the HHSS alumni team.
A wonderful performance at a tournament in Port Hope on Fri. Jan. 13. The boys defeated Quinte Christian 55-39 led by team captain McKay Coneybeare.
(15 points, eight assists) and Campellford 56-42 led by sharp shooter Sam Longo.
(21 points with six three pointers). All 14 team members played inspired ball despite losing in the final to Clarke High School 55-40. No excuses but we played the final with 10 minutes rest against a fresh team.
We have four more league games before the exam break and then the boys head to a tune-up tournament in Pembroke Feb. 3 and 4. Our league play finishes on Feb. 9 and playoffs begin on Feb. 13. Keep up the great effort McKay, Kyle, Sam, Sage, Collin, Brandon, Braden, Cam, Jordan, Jonas, Rylan, Alec, Liam, Zak, and Alex!
– Submitted by Paul Longo