Photo courtesy Jamie Parish
WE’RE NO. 1!—Members of the City Champion sophomore girls basketball team including (row 1, L-R) sophomores Nyanas Kur, Rylyn Fink, Eden Hullinger, Halle Johnson, (row 2) Brielle Biteler, Joslyn Cunningham and Jaden Warner; freshman Ellie Walker; sophomore Tara Sailer and coach JJ Heyden celebrate their win in the City Tournament Monday at Roosevelt.
Two Warrior teams win their City Tournaments Monday
Sophomore girls, Freshman B boys win basketball events
By Trey Ponto
On Monday, the sub-varsity basketball season-ending tournaments were held as the sophomore girls and Freshman B boys won their respective City Tournaments.
For the sophomore girls, WHS first defeated Lincoln 51-25. Brielle Biteler had eight points. In the championship, the Warriors defeated O’Gorman 49-43. Biteler and Jaden Warner had nine points each and freshman Ellie Walker eight.
Walker said it was a good way for the team to end their season.
“We improved throughout the season and ended on a good note,” Walker said.
For the boys Freshman B, in the first round the Warriors defeated Roosevelt 52-43. Harrison Dubisar had 18 points, Max Thompson 10 and Noah Robertson eight. In the championship WHS got by Lincoln 44-42. Dubisar had 14 points, Thompson 10 and Robertson seven.
Thompson said he was pleased with his team’s performance in the City Tournament.
“It was a fun season and we learned a lot and improved a ton from the start,” Thompson said.
In other action, the boys Freshman A finished fourth, losing to O’Gorman 51-41 and Lincoln 67-65 and ending the season at 12-7.
The sophomore boys took third, falling to Roosevelt 74-63 as Akok Aguer had 25 points, then defeated Lincoln 64-53 as Tahj Two Bulls had 16 points.
Coach Mike Hulstein said it was an exciting finish to the season for the sophomore boys.
“The game was tied until the final minute when we pulled ahead and made some key baskets to finish third in the city,” Hulstein said. “The sophomore record ended up being 11-8 and I am very proud of this group of young men. They learned a lot this year and I expect great things from them in the future.”
For the freshman girls, the A took second as they defeated Roosevelt 59-45 and lost to Lincoln 49-20. The B took fourth, losing to Brandon Valley 48-24 and Lincoln 27-26.