Boys’ varsity basketball falls to Holy Trinity

The boys varsity basketball team had some trouble against the Holy Trinity Tigers on Tuesday night, losing 66-28.

“Keegan Schauman and Evan Lanier got into early foul trouble, so we lost size down low and had trouble rebounding after they had to come out of the game,” senior Juan Rodriguez said. ” Although HT’s defense was good and so was ours, but after the first quarter we couldn’t get rebounds when they shot so they got tons of second chance points. That ultimately killed us in the end. We also just couldn’t make our shots as we usually do.”

Despite the outcome, junior Khalil Paul looked to rebound from the loss.

‘We can bounce back from this loss by having two good practices Wednesday and Thursday leading into our game Friday, which is also our first home game against the team that knocked us out of the playoffs last season. Everyone will be giving lots of effort,” Paul said.

As a team captain, Rodriguez looks to lead his team into a greater mindset for the games to come.

“I wasn’t myself throughout the day and during the game,” he said. “When I have my mind right, I know that everyone will follow my lead. I have to push these guys harder at practice and expect the impossible for us to get better. It’s about a collective team effort where everyone is on the same page, and I know I can do that.”

The boys will be competing against the Cocoa Beach Minutemen on Friday  at 7:30 p.m.

By Carl Koko