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Basketball

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The boy’s basketball team is getting their season started with two games under their belt as of now. The team has lost both games but the team is not shaken.
The team has been preparing hard for the season this year. Senior, Trenell Cadden, both a point guard and shooting guard said, “We’ve been practicing hard; we’ve been practicing like were in a game.” Co-captain and power forward Will Wonsik, junior, said, “We’ve been focused and trying to figure out each other’s strengths.” Wonsik continued talking about how the team has warmed up for the season saying, “We’ve been going to all of the open gyms and working out a lot.” Even though the team has had a rough start this year, they are keeping their heads up and have high hopes for the rest of the season. Cadden said, “I sprained my ankle during a scrimmage but I’m hoping to play for the rest of the season.” Fabian Murphy, a senior point guard and shooting guard, said, “We haven’t stepped up yet . . . We’re not losing for the rest of the season.”
The girl’s varsity team started their season with their first game on December 5, 2017 against Colonial Forge. Olivia Hupp, senior point guard says that she has very high hopes for the season.
The team is very motivated this year with the creation of their new motto “212.” “212 is the temperature in which water boils and we represent that as how hot our temperature is boiling. If we are 200 degrees we aren’t hot enough to boil water. In other words we aren’t hot enough to play our hardest best game.” Hupp explains. She says that people should expect to hear the team saying this motto. The season is different from last year with the new motto and a new coach. Coach Via was the junior varsity coach last year, but she was recently moved up to varsity this year.
The team has worked hard to prepare for this new season. They have had conditioning practices throughout the summer and even participated in a fall ball league this past fall.
Both boy’s and girl’s varsity teams have worked hard to prepare for this basketball season. We know all of the hard work will pay off! Good luck to our bear teams for the rest of the season!

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