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Boys Basketball Crushes Catoctin On a Special Senior Night


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by Maddie Hommey

The WHS boy’s basketball team played Catoctin Friday, February 3rd for their senior night. The Lions beat the cougars 86-4!

This was the third straight win for the Lions following two away games against Winters Mill and Brunswick. For senior night at home students came to cheer on the team in white as well as parents and fans.

Prior to the game, five seniors were honored. These seniors included Kyle Daggett, Moroni Okonah, CJ Barndollar, Darius Young, and Josh Boards. Each individual has been a member of the Walkersville basketball program for the past four years and some for more. It was a great night recognizing their dedication and achievements during their high school career.

Each senior received a director’s like chair with their name and the Walkersville basketball logo. This was very exciting to each and they will certainty cherish it.

Senior CJ Barndollar claimed, “being recognized for four years of hard word and time spent in the sport and having all of your family there to see it is very special.”

Furthermore, the team was able to get a big win and each senior played a great deal of time. This led to a great team win with contributions from all. “It was our best played game yet this year, especially on the offensive end. We shared the ball well and played great as a team.” Junior Davis Kelley stated. With such great feelings about how they played, seniors expressed feelings that they will miss basketball and this team.

Other members of the team will greatly miss this group of seniors as well because the team is very close. “I have a bond with every senior on the team” Kelley explained.

“It went great. It was a great way to go out with the fact that we won. I’m sad in ways because I’ll miss playing basketball is high school, but I’m ready to move on,” said senior Darius Young

“I’m happy our whole team played a really good game. I’m going to miss all of my teammates,” said senior Josh Boards

Although many are sad to see the seniors go, the team is looking forward to next year. Junior Zack Mathis added, “although we lose some key players next year, I think we will be very competitive.”

The Lions will take on Century away on Tuesday, February 7th.