Concord Vs. Homer

Boys’ bring the heat against rival in home opener
Connor Stevens takes the starting jump of the game.
Connor Stevens takes the starting jump of the game.
Emily Blackmer

Tonight’s home basketball game between the Concord boys’ basketball teams and Homer marked the start of another intense basketball season. This was an entertaining game in which they showed teamwork to overcome the opposition and win. Concord had an early lead in the first quarter, leading 15–10. They maintained their lead in the second quarter, scoring 29–24, and as the game progressed, the team dominated further, scoring 56–34 in the third. After that, the boys’ varsity squad defeated Homer with a final score of 74-41. The JV squad gave it their all tonight, but in the fourth quarter with 15 seconds to go they narrowly lost ground, ultimately losing 33–34.

Varsity coach Marcus Gill comments on the win and how it feels to beat our biggest competitor, “It always feels good. That’s why I was so angry at halftime because it is our biggest competitor, and I saw the sense of urgency we needed, but we played with that in the second half and got the win.”

The student section’s purple and gold outfits truly demonstrated the school’s spirit tonight. Many of the students created posters to show their support for our varsity team. During halftime, both mascots engaged in a brief fight as another way of displaying their school spirit. There was some lightheartedness but no real harm done despite the swinging of swords and stinging of stingers.

“Yes, this sets the tone for the rest of reason, and it feels good to beat them after all the talk they were doing,” says varsity team captain Connor Stevens after the game regarding how it feels to defeat our biggest rival. “Beating them by 30 was fun,” he adds. 

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Mekhi Wingfield also adds that, “It’s a good feeling for sure, going to enjoy it, but we got a different game on Monday.”’

Wingfield compliments fellow player Jet Smith, “He’s always hooping, always going at it, which makes him better for the games.”

Darell Dean, a freshman on the varsity team states, “ It feels pretty good being on varsity as a freshman.” When asked what he wants to work on now after this game, he says, “ Just to win every game from now on.”

We are very proud of our boys’ work a determination tonight and are excited to see what they do in future games. If you want to come to support the boys at their next game it will be held at Britton-Deerfield on Monday, December 4th.

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