Boys Basketball’ Look To Pursue Big Goals

by Evan Joseph ’23

With the playoffs right around the corner, the Warriors are looking to build off the momentum from their 3-0 finish to the regular season in hopes of making a deep playoff run. The Warriors unselfish offense and stifling defense led to a 15-5 record in the regular season. Although this is a significant improvement from their 4-15 finish last year, the Warriors are still looking to become the best team they can be with the ambitious goal of winning a State Championship. The Warriors believe that they can do it this year as long as they don’t stray away from the identity they have made for themselves.

In order to achieve their goal, the Warriors will need to bring their offense to another level. “We really need to focus on execution on the offensive end and our transition offense. We have been playing really good defense but need to get steals so we can get easy baskets,” said Head Coach Thomas Sheahin. 

Getting downhill and creating easy shots has been the key to the Warriors offense this year, but at times they have strayed away from this by settling for tougher jump shots. To remedy this, the Warriors need to further embrace their strengths and continue to keep everyone involved. The Warriors have had big offensive games from a number of guys, making them much less predictable for opponents. The Warriors offense this season has shown that they are at their best not when playing through one player, but by playing with the sole focus of getting the easiest looks possible, no matter who it’s for.

The Warriors believe that they alone are the only thing that can stop them as they approach their first playoff game Friday against Blair. “We have stressed that our toughest opponents are ourselves,” said Sheahin. “We will never play a perfect game but we try to make less mistakes in practice in hopes it will translate to games. We are hoping that we have six games left, That will make us State Champions.”