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Basketball

Kansas Claims Fourth National Championship Title Against North Carolina

Kansas Claims Fourth National Championship Title Against North Carolina

Avery Hixson, Reporter April 7, 2022

On Monday, April 4, the Kansas Jayhawks faced the North Carolina Rams in the NCAA March Madness Men’s National Championship game. The matchup made history, considering that the last time an eighth seed...

With the ball in hand, Zach Engels 22 goes up for a layup. The Warriors were up for majority of the second half.

Varsity Boys Basketball takes down San Marcos, 59-58

Indiana McBrearty February 25, 2022

  In a game that went down to the very end, the Westwood Warriors (30-5) defeated San Marcos (27-10) 59-58 at Austin High School. Zach Engels ‘22 exploded for 20 points, along with Josh Choy...

Youngchan Kang 22 participates in his first team warmup before the game starts.  Kang swiftly transitioned into free-throw practice with the rest of the team.

Varsity Boys Basketball Celebrates Senior Night with Basketball Manager on the Court

Hibah Ahmed, Instagram Account Manager February 17, 2022

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the varsity boys basketball team beat McNeil 60-51. The team worked together, stronger than ever, and offered immense support to the basketball manager of three years, Youngchan...

Moving down the court, Henry Chuo ‘23 looks for an opening to get to the net. “We were most focused on trying to stack as many stops as we could and creating something on offense so we could get ourselves back in the game,” Chuo said.

Varsity Boys Basketball Fall to Cedar Ridge 44-37

Ellen Chuo, Photographer February 14, 2022

Westwood varsity boys basketball played against Cedar Ridge on Friday, Feb. 11, and lost 44-37. “We could have played much better in the first half,” Henry Chuo ‘23 said. “We had a horrible...

Stealing the ball Zach Engels 22’ blows past Round Rock players and dunks. This was during the second quarter when Round Rock started to close in on the Warriors lead.

Varsity Boys Basketball Conquers the Dragons 69-60, Inching Closer to District Championship

Indiana McBrearty, Journalism 1 February 1, 2022

Westwood varsity boys basketball (8-1) knocked off the Round Rock Dragons (7-2) at Round Rock High, on Jan. 28, 69-60. The entire game was tight, until the Warriors prevailed in the final few minutes....

Stretching high, Ava Sartor ‘25 aims to tip the ball off to one of her teammates. Sartor is part of the starting lineup.

Freshman Girls’ Basketball Secures Victory Over McNeil

Sophia Sartor, Reporter January 27, 2022

Instantly taking control of the game, Ava Sartor ‘25 scored a basket in the second minute, the first of many points the  Warriors (6-2) would make in their 47 - 31 win against McNeil (0 - 8) at...

Zach Engels 22 waits for a rebound in the varsity game against Hutto.

Victorious Again

Indiana McBrearty, Journalism 1 January 26, 2022

On Jan. 25, 2022, varsity basketball (7-1) beat the Hutto Hippos (1-7) at home with sheer hustle and hard work, 46-42. The Warriors have a tough schedule ahead of them, including the Round Rock Dragons,...

Zach Engels 22 runs down the court with the ball, waiting for an open player to pass to.

Varsity Basketball Boys Defeat McNeil 53 – 35

Ellen Chuo, Photographer January 25, 2022

With an energetic crowd cheering from both sides of the gym, varsity boys’ basketball triumphed over McNeil 53-35 on Friday, Jan. 21. Tied with Round Rock High School for first in the district and with...

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

Boys Freshman Orange Basketball Beats Rival McNeil 65-41

Indiana McBrearty, Journalism 1 January 25, 2022

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...

Thomas Burke 25 cuts around a Viper and goes in to make a shot.

Freshman Basketball vs Vandegrift [GALLERY]

Arushi Sharma, Horizon Photo Editor January 21, 2022

Team Captain Zach Engels 22 makes a layup on a fast break, leaving the Vipers behind.

Varsity Boys Basketball Strikes Down Vandegrift 65-38

Mallory Milner, Reporter January 21, 2022

On Friday, Jan. 14, the varsity basketball boys triumphed 65-38 in an exciting match against the Vandegrift Vipers, bringing their already impressive record to 22-3.  Despite losing the tip off,...

With an opposing player trailing almost immediately behind him, Gabe Parr ‘23 runs across the gym in order to pass the ball along to his teammates. This was during the third quarter, where the Warriors achieved their highest lead. “Stony Point has some really good scores and they’re really athletic,” Parr said, “and we played an amazing defense, just to keep them low scoring.”

Varsity Boys Basketball Tops Stony Point 66-54

Gayu Lakshmanan, Heritage Portraits Editor January 14, 2022

On Wednesday January 12th, the varsity boys basketball team played against Stony Point. Proving their capability with a constant lead, the Warriors pulled through with a winning 66-54. The first...

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