SLHS varsity basketball plays Merrill

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SLHS varsity basketball plays Merrill

Cameron Mizer executes a play.

Cameron Mizer executes a play.

Reese Holton

Cameron Mizer executes a play.

Reese Holton

Reese Holton

Cameron Mizer executes a play.

Avante Taylor, Staff Writer

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The St. Louis varsity and junior varsity basketball teams picked up a pair of wins over the Merrill Vandals Monday in the Shark Tank Dec. 4th.

The varsity dominated 61-33. The sharks didn’t let up on the gas pedal throughout the game. According to Cade Pestrue, “the game play worked so smoothly and our offense was good, but our defense was what put us in motion”. Pestrue was a stand out with 11 points, 7 assists, and 3 steals. Junior guard,Noah Prestage said, ” I just like how didn’t let them get close to taking the game from us, we never gave up and we need to keep that attitude throughout the season.”

Additionally the JV’s won easily 56-43. Ignatius Jackson was an absolute beast as he led the team with 21 points, 15 of those came off of three pointers. ” This year I don’t feel like losing any home games and I’ll do anything it takes to win.”

Sophomore, Trae Garcia was the leading scorer on varsity with 14 points, 5 assists, 4 steals.

Both teams will play Hemlock at home on Friday; JV plays at 6 p.m., and varsity at 7:30 p.m.