Shooting for a Win


Zachary Vollrath (9) dribbles the ball while a Crown Point player tries to box him out. Vollrath outran his rival and passed the ball on to his teammate.

Hannah Kosinski

On Thursday, Jan. 10, the freshman boys basketball team gained a win against Crown Point. The game between the Indians and Bulldogs ended with a score of 47-35.

“I think this game was one of our best all year, to go in and beat a good team like that, especially ones that are our rivals, we played our hearts out,” Adams Walters (9) said.

Confidence can be key in winning a game. Team pep talks and a strong team connection can help build up that confidence.

“[The] best part of the team is that we all get along well and we have good team bonding,” Zachary Vollrath (9) said.

Using past game experiences can give players a heads up on how to win against a certain opponent. To Jacob Zezovski (9), rying to predict how another school will play and using that against them is a strategy.

“My prediction for the game was for us to come on top for the win. We knew what they were capable of doing on the court. We mostly focused on defense with Crown Point, because we knew that they could shoot the three and we defended them well,” Zezovski said.

Practicing and strengthening players abilities contributes to the teams wins. Recognizing weaknesses and working on them adds to the chance of being the winning team.

“We could definitely improve on limiting our turnovers, and giving up offensive rebounds,” Walters said.

Being a close team and trusting each other can make players perform better on the court. It can also help form lasting friendships.

“I feel that my relationship with my team couldn’t be better, we’re all very good friends on and off the court,” Walters said.