Basketball Comes Up Short In NCS Tournament

Max Handron and Brian Boldt

  After the greatest season of varsity basketball at SVHS since 2003, the Dragons fell to the Piner Prospectors in the first round of the NCS playoffs. The Dragons ended with an overall record of 16-12, which was the highest number of wins the basketball team has had in over a decade.

  At the end of the first quarter, the Dragons were trailing by nine points with a score of 9-15. Senior Tyler Garrett, stated, “It was a rough first quarter, but in the early second, we started to bounce back.”

  Although the beginning of the second quarter seemed hopeful, the score fell to the Prospectors, as they outscored the Dragons by eight points.

  With the Dragons trailing 17-31 at the half, the Prospectors continued to hammer them down through the third quarter scoring 16, while the Dragons only managed to put up three. The starting five consists of just two of the seven seniors on the team, and two juniors and a single freshman, Dom Girish.

  Senior, George Stewart, loved how, “the seniors were given the opportunity to play the last minutes of the fourth quarter.” Ironically, the seniors that normally didn’t start, put up the most points in a single quarter out of the whole game, matching the Prospectors scoring in the final quarter with 10 points.