Cheerleaders savor boys’ basketball win against Cocoa

Sophomore cheerleader Riley Ransom didn’t suspect anything other than a run-of-the-mill basketball game as the Wildcats took the court in the Cocoa High School gym Tuesday night.

“I’m not going to lie, the game did get off to a boring start,” she said. “It was slow and I was not very sure how the game was going to turn out.”

The game ended with junior Charley Pavlick sinking a three-pointer as time expired to lift his team past perennial powerhouse Cocoa 50-47 for the first time in recent memory.

“Towards the end of the game, the energy grew so much,” Ransom said. “We were cheering loud and the crowd was cheering. Overall, everyone was very hype.”

Ransom said the crowd cheering helped her to perform better.

“When we danced at half time, I really vibed with the energy in the gym,” Ransom said. “I think we did well.”

Freshman Emma Lombroia said she thought the players played a balanced game.

“The defense was so good. It was impressive,” she said. “This was one of the best games they’ve played yet because of the like comeback from being down a few points at the very last few moments.”

By Hunter Delaney