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Bulls dominate on rivalry night

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Nkem Asomba going up strong for the lay-up

Nkem Asomba going up strong for the lay-up

Nkem Asomba going up strong for the lay-up

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The Wiregrass boys varsity basketball team beat rival Wesley Chapel High on Friday night by a score of 61-48.

The gym was packed as fans from both teams, each going crazy even when a simple layup was scored. The Bulls came into the evening with a record of 16-8, losing three straight games and the Wildcats standing at 15-9, coming from an impressive 6 game winning streak.

Valentin Garcia going up for a contested layup

The Bulls started the first half hitting three point shots that quickly wiped a lead away that the Wildcats had in the first few minutes. Jordan Miner, VJ Williams, and Elijah Howell combined for 5 three-point shots that sent the Wiregrass fans on fire, throwing three fingers in the air.

One notable play in the half was a San Antonio Spurs-like play where Daniel Biglow was driving the ball down the court, passed it to a contested Howell who unselfishly passed the ball to Williams who made the easy layup. The Bulls played great defense, making the Wildcats take difficult shots that contributed to the half ending 29-22.

The second half continued to be a low scoring game that saw the Bulls forcing many turnovers that turned in to jumpers inside the perimeter. Rebounding was key throughout the game as it held the Wildcats to a low score, toughness coming from Nkem Asomba who grabbed 9 rebounds and Miner who grabbed 8.

 

Fans definitely were ecstatic as the Bulls pulled away from Chapel and finished the game with a final score of 61-48.

Friday night’s standout player was guard, Jordan Miner as he was two rebounds shy of a double-double with 15 points. He went 5 for 6 at the line, which was a key point in the Bulls getting the victory.

Jordan Miner shooting a free throw

Head Coach, Jeremy Calzone seemed pleased with the outcome of tonight’s game.

“It was good to get a win; you know we hadn’t won, we had three straight losses, so it was good to get a win. We played well; I thought we played well, so I was happy to see that,” Calzone stated.

The Bulls improved their record to 17-8, 9-5 in their league. The win on Friday was crucial as the Bulls head into districts with good momentum that can hopefully led them to a district title.

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Philip Carvalho, Sports Editor

Philip Carvalho is a senior at Wiregrass Ranch, and it is his second year writing for The Stampede. He is the secretary for the National Honor Society...

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