Boy’s Basketball Sweeps Waterloo West On Their Path to Sub-State


Tommy June Simmons

Darren Richardson ’22 moves the ball around looking for an open teammate in the game against Waterloo West.

Tommy Simmons, Reporter

As the boy’s basketball season is slowing down, the team was able to defeat Waterloo West by 16 points with a score of 69-53 on the night of February 5th. 

“If we had the focus and intensity like we did last night our record would be a lot better.” Jovan Harris ‘22 said.

After a streak of losses, the win against Waterloo West was a spark of hope for the basketball team as they go into playoffs. Many players said the win was because of how the team came together and worked as one.

“I feel like the team played very energetic and because of our lead during 3rd and 4th quarter that’s what kept us together and lead us to the victory in the end.” Shamar Benton ‘23 said.

Their plan for the night was to work on defense and pressure the competition into getting the ball down the court. The players think because they didn’t have a very good record that Waterloo West thought it would be a walk in the park which City High used to their advantage. The team drove the ball to the hoop and took the opportunity to take outside shots. 

“Charlie Crigger ‘22 did a lot of good things with moving the ball which create a lot of open shots and was kind of something that we’ve been lacking with.” Shamari Scott said, the assistant coach of the varsity boy’s basketball team. 

This is Criggers first year at City High after transferring from Regina.

After securing the win against Waterloo West the team is feeling more confident and optimistic about their future games. 

The boy’s team is going to sub-state which will determine which teams will travel to state. 

“I think one of the biggest things from that game was trusting each other, trusting each other to make the right plays, and knowing your teammates will pick you back up,” Scott said.