Words: Thomas Hitt
On Tuesday February 26, the Centennial Boys’ Junior Varsity basketball team concluded their season with a record of 21-1.
Christian Sanders, the coach of the boys’ Centennial JV basketball team said, “We set the bar very high and expect to win every game… efficiently [using] practice time to be ready to play what turns out to be a long season.”
The JV basketball team is similar to the Varsity team regarding structure and style. “Our players are coachable, seem to buy-in to our system, and [execute it in games].” Coach Sanders is proud to be apart of such a successful team.
“I thought we were one of the best JV teams at this school in awhile,” said Bryson Baker, a sophomore and captain of the team. “I thought we handled the pressure of trying to go undefeated well, since teams would try their hardest to end our winning streak.”
Baker explained that the team had difficulty starting in the first half however in the second half they would come back and win. “We showed a lot of toughness in crucial road games against Howard, Hammond, and Hebron,” said Baker.
Starters on the team would score points however players from the bench would come into the game and score crucial points as well.
In a review of this year’s basketball season, the JV Boys’ basketball team had their only loss against Atholton, losing by only two points.
“[The] Howard [basketball team] proved to be a top-level team, [falling to the Centennial JV team] twice by double digits” Sanders said.
Lastly, the win against Wilde Lake allowed the JV team to clinch a place at the top of the county for the second year in a row.
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