Basketball Boys Bring Spirit On The Court

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Ricardo V.

Bassett basketball is back at it again this season and is currently on a hot streak . They won in the 1st and 2nd round of the cif playoffs. They blew out Santa Rosa Academy 75-57 at home and won against New Roads High 68-51. They played against Valley Torah High at home where they fell short the win, with a score of 57-59. Some of the players like Julian Rios and Juan Estrada talk about the refs and said, “The refs were horrible, and continuously made bad calls like, traveling and dumb fouls”. They also had to say how “We aren’t intimidated by private schools because we’ve played them before”.

It looked like Pomona was the team to beat this year being 10-0 in league. Bassett finishing in 2nd place being 7-3 and 19-9. Their biggest loss of the season was against Pomona with a score of 68-43. Losing to Pomona twice and having to forfeit one of their games against La Puente High. They swept Ganesha and Garey twice throughout the season and beat their rival La Puente 64-59. One thing Juan Estrada said on what he learned throughout the season was “ Don’t give up when things get hard”.

The leading scorers for the Bassett Olympians are Jared Covarrubias who is scoring 17.2 points a game. Ben Bui is also scoring 16.1 points a game, and Jesse Abalos who is averaging 12.2. Although they fell short in the third round, Julian Rios says how “Proud of he is of his team and how far they made it.” Also, of how “Close my team was and how much hard work and dedication they put in”.

In the third round they played against Valley Torah High at home where they fell short the win, with a score of 57-59.

The last few minutes of the game were extremely tense with foul shots and plays last seconds deciding the winning team.

With some of Bassett’s key players fouling out of the game, fans and players alike complained about the refs and said, “The refs were horrible, and continuously made bad calls like, traveling and dumb fouls.”

The leading scorers for the Bassett Olympians were Jared Covarrubias who scored on average 17.2 points a game. Ben Bui also scored an average of 16.1 points a game. Jesse Abalos also averaged 12.2.

Although they fell short in the third round, Julian Rios says he is “proud of he is of his team and how far they made it.” Rios explains, “The team was close. They put in the hard work and dedication.”

It looked like Pomona was the team to beat this year since they finished 10-0 in league. Bassett finishing in 2nd place with 7-3 and 19-9. Their biggest loss of the season was against Pomona with a score of 68-43.

Losing to Pomona twice and having to forfeit one of their games against La Puente High meant the stats didn’t reveal the team’s true talent. The boys swept Ganesha and Garey twice throughout the season and beat their rival, La Puente 64-59.

While boys had state in sight, they are proud of what they’ve accomplished. As Coach said, tomorrow is another day. Reflecting back on the season, Juan Estrada said, “ I  have learned-don’t give up when things get hard”.