Men’s Basketball Season Comes To A Close

DJ Horne and RJ Wilson defend the basket as Millbrook player goes up for a layup. The game ended 69-58. (Photo used by permission of Bob Stewart.

The last regular season game for the Men’s Varsity Basketball team is on tonight — Friday, February 10. After taking a loss against Millbrook on February 7, it’s essential for the team to dominate while on their home court on game day.

Men’s varsity suffered a loss of 58-69 to Millbrook High three days ago. To say the least, Leesville students who came out to support the Pride were unhappy with how the game ended. Players were especially frustrated and disheartened by their loss, especially since it was the team’s second to last game.

“I was disappointed because I felt like we didn’t play at our best the whole time. We came out sluggish in the first half, but we didn’t bring it all together to overcome for a victory. I feel like we were sluggish because [we thought] that it would be easy since we beat them the first time,” said Jaylen Benjamin, sophomore.                                                 

Men’s Varsity has been working overtime in practices. The necessary changes and improvements in their plays were adjusted to ensure success as the Wakefield game fast approaches. With their loss to Millbrook still fresh in their minds, the team’s mindset is now completely focused in on their last game of the season. “We gotta play every game like it’s our last,” said Benjamin.

Men’s Varsity is hyped for their last game of the regular season, especially the seniors who are psyched for Senior Night. “It’s bittersweet, [I’ve had] a great four years playing here but I’m excited about it. I’m just [going to] take in and enjoy it my last game,” said Alex Hunter, senior.
Students are excited and waiting restlessly for the final basketball game of the season. Though students were disappointed to watch the Pride lose to Millbrook, they can’t wait to see what happens tonight.


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