Boys basketball ball versus league opponents

James Ajin

Crimson Chronicle Sports Editor

The Sheiks boy’s basketball team started their season and is off to a good start. 

Leading up to their opening game at Los Angeles High School on Nov 9, boys basketball were training and practicing on their game plans and schemes. 

“I really love the players I have,” said head coach Chord Hicks. “They are all young and skilled.”

Although the game was lost 58-30, this helped the team improve and prepare for their first league game at Belmont High School on Nov. 13, which they won 46-33.

“Wish we could’ve won by more,” said Tajdre Gayle, PAM Junior and Player of the Game, “I’m just happy we won.”

Everyone on the team agreed that the win was needed coming off a loss to restore their confidence.

“The boys needed it,” said coach Hicks, “there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

Even though the team won, they still felt the need to practice their craft and fix any of the small mistakes that they made. 

For their practice, coach Hicks had the basketball team learn a new scheme that requires many steps and unison to perfect, which they still need to work on.

“Individually everyone is really good,” said Tajdre, “The defense needs work.”

The expectation is high for another successful season, which makes today’s game at rivals Helen Bernstein High School even more important to win. 

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