Freshman Orange Boys’ Basketball Falls to the Dragons 57-50

Stephanie Shih, Managing Editor

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  • Ariun Seth ’21 throws the ball to another player.

  • Glen Liu ’21 watches to see if the ball goes in.

  • Lucian Tripon ’21 waits to throw a ball to another player.

  • Robbie Jeng ’21 keeps the ball away from a Dragon.

  • Glen Liu ’21 shoots a free throw to gain some points.

  • Glen Liu ’21 shoots a basket to score a point for the Warriors.

  • Robbie Jeng ’21 keeps the ball away from a Dragon player.

  • Samer Salaman ’21 dribbles the ball and thinks of his next move.

  • Luca Cipleu ’21 shoots a free throw to score a point for the Warriors.

  • Sam Durham ’21 and a Dragon player participate in the tip-off.

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The freshman boys’ orange basketball team took on the Round Rock Dragons on Feb. 6. Although it was a home game for the Warriors, the boys fell to the Dragons with a final score of 57-50.

After the Warriors won the tip-off, Eric Kipper ‘21 scored the first two points of the game with Luca Cipleu ‘21 making both free throw attempts shortly afterwards. Eric Kipper ‘21 assisted Sam Durham ‘21 to bring the score to 8-2. Both teams took a time-out, and Glen Liu ‘21 assisted to Blane Holschuh ‘21 in order to add to the Warriors’ score. The Warriors later took a second time-out to finish the first quarter with a score of 16-12.

“I like to start out well and get the team going because sometimes we have slow starts,” Cipleu said.

Arjun Seth ‘21 scored the first three-point shot for the Warriors to begin the second quarter with Liu adding two more points to the score. Following many steals, calls, and free-throws from both teams, the Warriors began to fall behind the Dragons, ending the half with a score of 27-31. Both Josef Borkowski ‘21 and Durham added two more points to the Warriors’ score, and  Borkowski assisted to Liu with a long court pass. Kipper also assisted to Holschuh, but it wasn’t enough to put the Warriors ahead, and the third quarter ended with a score of 36-44.

“We had a lot of turnovers and we didn’t play as good as I thought we would,” Cipleu said. “It was a good learning experience. We can definitely work on our offense and our transitioning and not making as many mistakes.”

Kipper scored twice in the beginning of the fourth quarter before the Warriors called another time-out. After fighting over the ball several times, Seth was able to score two three-points shots and one regular shot to bring the final score to 50-57.

“I feel like we definitely could’ve played better than we can, we missed a lot of free throws so I wish we got some of those back,” Seth said “We just have to get over it and bounce back the next two games and hopefully we can win district.”

The Warriors take on the Pflugerville Panthers on Friday, Feb. 9 at Pflugerville High School.