The basketball season is coming to an end for the boys’ team . . . and it may be a mixed blessing. This season has been challenging for these Cats.
January 24, the boys played an exciting home game against Keystone Oaks. It was a successful game that ended in a terrific—and welcome—win for the Bobcats 75-56.
But the victory wasn’t typical in a season of more downs than ups.
January 28, the team played the Central Valley Warriors for the second time this season. The boys sadly didn’t redeem themselves because the game ended in a loss 80-41.
“Sadly, [senior] Beckett Connelly hurt his hand, so he couldn’t play. The team played their hardest to try and make up for it, but it wasn’t enough,” said junior Brady Hansen.
January 31, the Bobcats tipped off against New Castle High School. Again the game didn’t end in Beaver’s favor 67-55.
The very next day, February 1, the boys played another game against Sewickley Academy. The game was also a fundraiser for cancer. The Bobcats ended up winning the close game 56-53.
“I’m glad we got a win for an amazing cause,” said senior Connelly, who was back on the court after his hand injury.
February 4, the boys played away against the Hopewell Vikings. It was an extremely close game, but it ended in another loss for the Bobcats 47-46.
These last few games’ outcomes bring the boys’ season record to 6-14—not a playoff-bound performance.
“The [Hopewell] game didn’t end how we wanted it to, but we’ll get them next time,” said senior Kane Mateer.
Everyone come watch the last Bobcats boys basketball game of the season tonight at South Side High School and help them notch at least one more ‘W’ for the season.