Girls Basketball beat rivals Breck in an upset


Zekiah Juliusson

Junior Gabriella Thompson fighting for the ball against Breck

The stands were filled on Tuesday with friends and family supporting Girls Varsity Basketball. Their opponent was long time rivals, Breck. Senior Ayla Straub said, “playing Breck is always a competitive game for us so it is amazing to get a win.”  

The game started off a bit slow but the Spartans managed to consistently stay ahead. During the first half a Breck player shoved senior Addy Hedberg into the opponent’s bench. Addy Hedberg took the challenge and scored the free throw given after the foul. Every shot by the Spartans was responded by the crowd with loud cheers in support. The half ended with the Spartan leading 24 to 9. 

Playing Breck is always a competitive game for us so it is amazing to get a win”

— Ayla Straub

As the game continued the Spartans increased their lead fast and many subs got to play in the intense rivalry. Breck started to bounce back and narrowed the lead but the Spartans kept pushing to stay ahead. The game ended 40 to 31 with all the fans and players erupting in cheers. 

Spectator Galen Juliusson said, “It was a very exciting game and I’ll definitely come and watch another one.” 

Girls Basketball will play next against Christ Household of Faith on Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm at Salvation Army Gym.