Boys basketball defeats Eagle Ridge with ease

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Martha Sanchez

Senior Griffin Thissen defends a shot from Eagle Ridge during the game.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

For Boys Varsity Basketball, the wins keep on coming. Saturday’s 80-43 victory against Eagle Ridge Academy raised the team’s record to 11-3, placing them in an optimal position for section games at the end of February. 

But the atmosphere at Saturday’s game was a world away from the tension that comes with sections games. Securing the lead early on, the team was able to control the game and rotate players around, giving starters a rest and allowing bench players to log some minutes. 

“While it wasn’t the closest of games it was enjoyable watching everyone play and have fun,” senior Alex Herrmann said.  

From the beginning, it was clear that the Spartans controlled the game. The first half ended with a Spartan lead of 30-13. In the second half, the Spartans continued to hold a significant lead, allowing newer members of the team a chance to prove themselves on the court. One of these players, junior Noah Lindeman, could feel the energy despite the lack of pressure on the game.

While it wasn’t the closest of games it was enjoyable watching everyone play and have fun”

— Alex Herrmann

“The adrenaline when stepping on the court with a bunch of great guys and playing a great game is unmatched,” Lindeman said.  

Leading scorer of the night was junior Adam Holod, who finished with a total of 20 points on the board. Seniors Louis Kempainen and Ethan Richman as well as sophomore Brandt Baskerville followed Holod’s lead with totals of 9 points each. 

The Spartans are currently ranked second in their conference, just behind the rival Blake School. However, with 11 games left in the regular season, there is room for movement in the rankings.

A test comes next Tuesday as the Spartans face Breck at 7 p.m. This game will take place at the Breck School. Boys Basketball next plays at home on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. against Providence Academy.