Boys Basketball Nears Post Season

Boys basketball mid season report.


Lili Moessner

Boys basketball breaks it down coming out of a timeout vs Liberty High.

City High Boys basketball recently defeated Dubuque Hempstead to break a 6 game losing streak. After their most significant win coming more than 10 days ago against a gritty top 3a Xavier team. As City moves into the backend of the regular season, they look to turn things around and get over this hump.    

‘’I think we gotta be better at playing together instead of just looking for one person to score all the points for us,’’ Trey Wright ‘25 said.

For the Little Hawks the schedule in the second half of the season has many challenges. Programs like Valley and Cedar Rapids Kennedy are known to produce good teams every year and will definitely give City High a challenge if they want to win out and have a run going into the playoffs.

One of the key leaders of this City High team is senior guard Thomas Ksobiech, He has been working throughout the season to help lead the team.      

‘’Our team just needs to stay consistent. We have shown our potential. It is just making sure when playoffs roll around we are playing at our best.” Thomas Ksobiech ‘23 said.     

A player to watch that can lead City and give them the energy they need to turn the season around is Trey Wright. Trey is a shifty combo guard averaging 10 points on a fairly good 33% behind the arc paired with 2 assists and 3 rebounds per game.

‘’From last year to this year I definitely got a lot more put on my shoulders but as the year has gone on i’m just hoping to keep on learning and improving.’’ Trey Wright ‘25 said.

Although the losses City has endured they have shown that they are able to push top teams to their limits as they recently fell short to at the time number 1 ranked Waukee NW by 6 and Cedar falls another top 4A team by 5.     

The next big game for City comes on February the 10th vs one of the best teams in the state 14-0 Kennedy, Who also feature senior guard Colby Dolphin averaging 15.2 points a game on 49.3% FG percentage which is one of the best FG percentages in the state.