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GO UP—Senior Zach Heins goes up for two. Heins led the Warriors in scoring with 15 points in the 64-63 loss to Roosevelt.
Boys basketball team falls to Roosevelt by one point
Warriors fight back from 19 point halftime deficit
By Jacob Smith
Warrior varsity boys basketball players lost a heart-breaker by one point 64-63 Dec. 12 at WHS.
Despite being behind by 19—41-22—at the half, WHS surged back in the second half, out scoring the Roosevelt by 18. The comeback came with a series of three-point baskets, including a huge three late in the game by junior Jeremy Jones, to bring the Warriors within one of the Rough Riders. Despite a few frantic last-second attempts for the win, nothing fell in and the Warriors came up short.
Senior Zach Heins led the scoring for the Warriors with 15 points. Junior Carter Shields and senior Logan Uttecht scored 14 points a piece. Uttecht led the Warriors in rebounds with eight. Junior Gabe Person led the Warriors in assists with three.
Senior guard Topher Zahn was pleased with how the Warriors played, despite the loss.
“I think we will learn a lot from that game to make us better for future games,” Zahn said.
The sub-varsity went 2-2 on the night, as both freshmen teams lost, the A 64-63 and the B 51-47. The sophomores won 61-46 and the JV won 64-48.