Boys Freshman Orange Basketball Beats Rival McNeil 65-41

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Arushi Sharma

Jaedon Williams ’25 defends a Viper from being able to get to the hoop.

Indiana McBrearty, Journalism 1

On January 21, the boys  orange basketball team traveled to McNeil High School to beat their biggest rival, the Mavericks, 65-41. The Mavericks (0-4) had a good first half, but Westwood (4-3) proved to be too strong in the second half. The Warrior’s leading scorer, Indy McBrearty ‘25 had a career high of 26 points and seven threes. Johnny Zhang ‘25 contributed a season high 14 points in the win.

As Westwood started to run away with it halfway through the third quarter, Tyson Woods ‘25 hit an important three that extended and protected the lead.

“I did pretty well personally, and I was scoring, I had six. I had a bank three,” Woods said. “I played good defense, had a couple steals, had some blocks, but it was mostly about the team.” 

As the game was nearing the end, Indy McBrearty ’25 went on a crazy run, hitting five threes in the fourth quarter. The whole gym was excited and hyped for the team after beating their rival.

The Warriors celebrated their fourth straight victory, after starting off district play 0-3. This win should give them confidence for next week’s redemption games against Round Rock and Hutto. The Warriors lost to both of these teams earlier in the season. 

“I’m feeling pretty good about our next games,” Woods said. “Last time Hutto and Round Rock were tough losses, but this time we are better on all aspects of basketball. I feel like we can definitely win, we have the skill and have the team.”

The boys freshman orange basketball team will fight off of against Hutto on January, 25.