Basketball team finishes third in tournament

The varsity boys basketball team has improved over the past week, winning two out of three games and placing in third in the Gene Steighorst Tournament, after having a record of 1-1 last week before the tournament.

The team lost to Hillsboro High School Friday night by a score of 46-45, but finished the tournament strong with a decisive 62-56 victory over Festus High School Saturday night. This victory allowed the team to earn a third place finish in the tournament.

Finally, the team traveled to and defeated the Wolves of Timberland Monday night by a score of 70-61. Coach Larry Anders is satisfied with how the team is performing offensively, according to senior guard Paul Haluszczak, although he would like the team to work harder on defense.

“[Coach Anders] is glad we’re scoring, but he wants us to work harder on defense and free-throw shooting,” said Haluszczak.

The team will play its first home game Friday night against Washington High School at 7 p.m.