Varsity Basketball Beats Rival McNeil With Second Half Comeback


Ellen Chuo

Skye Drechsler ’23 attempts a shot over a Round Rock defensive player’s head. Drechsler helped push the team, making a fourth of the Warrior’s points.

On Tues, Jan. 10, the varsity boys basketball team competed against the McNeil Mavericks. Although the team did not start out strong, they progressed in the second half by stringing more passes and connecting better. Going into the second quarter, the team had only scored five points and was down 19-12. However, the energy changed in the second half, and varsity came out on top 42-30.

Although it was an away game, the student section brought lots of energy to the game. The spirit and cheers helped bring excitement on and off the court. The student section overall fueled the second-half comeback.

Senior Ryan Jeng did not play heavy minutes, but toward the end of the game, he entered and drew a foul. He went to the free-throw line and shot two for two shots. The crowd was yelling and screaming for Jeng. The first one hit the rim and bounced in, and the second one went in swiftly.

“It was really fun, being in the moment, we played a tough game against McNeil and being in that moment was great,” Jeng said. “We need to come out guns blazing in the first half in our next games.”

The Warriors will play next Friday, Jan. 13, at home against Stony Point.