A Shot in the Right Direction

With the support of the coaches, players and an excited Red Sea, the MC boys’ basketball team ended their season proud of what they had accomplished. 

The team of talented players worked hard throughout the season with hopes of making it to playoffs. Although it was not the ending they had hoped for, they did qualify for playoffs and enjoyed the many practices and games that it took to get there. Junior at MC and forward of the team, Liam Sylvia was disappointed with the team’s final outcome, but proud of all of the hard work that went into the season. 

“This season was super great and many memories were made. Even though we did not make a great run in the playoffs I believe we played an excellent season,” Sylvia said.

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This group of hard-working sundevils played many tough teams this season. They enjoyed a myriad of victories throughout the year but many of the players agreed that their greatest accomplishment was defeating Del Norte after losing to them by 3 points in the last minute of their first game.

The team’s accomplishments were made possible through the loud cheers from the multitude of fans that came to each game and the countless hours of hard work and preparation that went into every game. Azeh Ndifor, a Junior at MC, believes that having a large crowd helps his team perform. 

“Obviously having a big crowd is great and brings a lot of energy to any game but I always think that performing in a game comes from putting work in to get better and preparing for the game,”Ndifor said. 

At the start of November, many of the players were just happy to be a part of such a great team but as the season progressed, and the games became more serious, the team became more focused on being successful and playing for each other.

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“Going into each game I was always trying to keep the energy up for all my teammates because that’s a big part of the game. Over time I still focused on that but I also started to think more on what I wanted to get out of every game,” Ndifor said.  

Much of the team agrees that with all their talented teammates and great leaders, the team’s stats did not accurately portray their 2019-2020 season. Despite their record, this year’s boys basketball team worked hard all season long and had fun bonding and learning from one another. 

The seniors will be greatly missed next year but the team is looking forward to giving it their all next season. MC’s boys basketball team encourages all fans to come support next year. 

Written by Roxy Hudson

Roxy Hudson is Co-Editor-in-Chief for the MCSun, and is going on her third full year of writing with the Sun Staff. She is a Senior runner for the Varsity Cross Country and Track Team and a member of MC's Varsity Soccer Team. When she is not spending her time running in circles on the track, Roxy is usually chilling on the couch with her two adorable chocolate labs or whipping up a tasty dish in the kitchen.

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