SLHS Boy’s Basketball gains first season win against MLS

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Korah Honig

This picture highlights Thomas Zacharko who had put up a great fight throughout the game!

Korah Honig , Staff Writer

Despite a rough start, the St. Louis Boy’s Basketball team took home its first win Tuesday on Jan. 18, at Michigan Lutheran Seminary by the score of 58-35.

The real game happened in the second quarter when the boys scored 16, taking a commanding lead over the Cardinals 23-18 going into halftime. The third quarter ended with 16 more points and a win looming for the Sharks.

Coach Nic Gibbons commented for the St. Louis Sentinel saying, “For the second straight game we got off to a very slow start. We played the game about as bad as possible in the first half. Pretty stern talking to at halftime. The boys responded and brought a lot of energy in the second half which allowed us to pull away.”

Ignatious Jackson led the team with 16 points and seven rebounds. He said, “Overall the game felt good especially in the second half. The one thing we did differently was that everyone contributed on scoring points.”

Everyone did contribute as Thomas Zarharko had10 points and 10 rebounds, Demetrious Alspaugh added14 points and eight rebounds, and Kolin Lyon threw up 12 . Wisdom Zanquo also had seven assists while running the point.

Lyon believes this is a turning point in the season and is hopeful for more wins in the future. He commented, “The real turning point in the season was Friday against Hemlock. We played really well, but we just didn’t finish. But it definitely felt good to get the first one the season and win the way we did against MLS. I feel like we played as a team, and I feel like our first few games we played like we didn’t know each other.” 

The Sharks’ next game is Friday, Jan. 28 home in the shark tank, and the Pompon team is performing their regional routine at halftime before their competition this Sunday.