Varsity boys’ basketball lose two straight

Wes Phillips, 11, gets guarded by Wellington players and has no other choice but to pass the ball. Wellington defeated South, 39-54 Photo by E. Steenbock

Wes Phillips, 11, gets guarded by Wellington players and has no other choice but to pass the ball. Wellington defeated South, 39-54 Photo by E. Steenbock

by Jarret Nave

On Jan. 9 and 10, South’s varsity boys’ basketball team played two games back-to-back. They lost both games, despite winning earlier in the new year.

“We need to work on our communication,” Kellen Filby, 10, said. “The games were tiring, but I really enjoyed them.”

Varsity played Arkansas City away on Jan. 9, losing 44-66. They then played Andale at home on Jan. 10 and repeated the loss, 71-37.

“My favorite part of basketball is meeting other players, and just being a part of the team,” Wes Phillips, 11, said.

For the boys’ on Jan. 9, there was one injury. DeSean Washington, 10, injured his knee in the game. There were no injuries on Jan. 10, and Washington did not play due to the injury the day before.

“I have been playing basketball since Elementary,” Alex Hohler, 11, said. “I really enjoy the sport.”

Brett Barney, 10, scored the most in both games with a total of 29 points for both games. Varsity now has a 1-7 record for the season.

Wes Phillips, 11, gets guarded by Wellington players and has no other choice but to pass the ball. Wellington defeated South, 39-54 Photo by E. Steenbock