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HoopCat Seasons Filled with Positive Takeaways

Brooks P., Staff Writer

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The MS boys and girls basketball teams finished up their seasons with highlights and memories.

The eighth grade boys team went 14-2 in the regular season and made it all the way to the championship, but lost 51-44 in overtime to a momentous Holy Innocents’ team. Eighth grader Jae W. said, “We were a well-rounded team, but we weren’t able to pull through in the championship.”

Eighth grade basketball coach Gary Jones said, “We had our chances but we also had too many mental mistakes.”

There were many memories made this season and moments the players will never forget. Jae said, “In the game vs Holy Innocents’ where everyone got to play and score.”

Image courtesy of Michael Bernot

The girls green team finished up its season 11-13, but grew as a squad. The Cats lost 36-21 in the semifinal round in the playoffs to a very talented Woodward team. Coach Amanda Barksdale said, “We cared more about how the team played rather than our record from the season.”

Eighth grade girl Ella F. said, “We tried our best, but it didn’t always go our way.”

The seventh grade boys basketball team started off slow but ended on a high note, winning the Rotary League Tournament 41-33. Their overall record was 11-6.

The girls white team concluded its season with a 6-11 record and lost in the first round of the playoffs losing to a Holy Innocents’ team 40-9. The girls white basketball team had a tough season but had some positive takeaways.

Coach Danny Alexander said, “We had a silly group that loved to have fun but were competitive during games.”

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HoopCat Seasons Filled with Positive Takeaways