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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

By Gayu Lakshmanan, Twitter Account Manager 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...

Scouting his opponents, Henry Chuo ‘23 dribbles toward the net to take a shot. Throughout the game, Chuo played a key role in stealing the ball and shooting, helping the team win 51-32. “We didn’t shoot well till the end, so it was good we started shooting well and playing defense. It’s what helped us build our lead,” said Chuo.

Varsity Boys Basketball triumphs over Vista Ridge 51-32

By Phoebe Taber, Yearbooker January 13, 2022

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the boys varsity basketball team defeated Vista Ridge 51-32 in a home game, continuing the team's overall victorious tradition this season. The team will next play the Vandegrift Vipers...

Speeding past her opponent, Bailee Dainton 25 holds the ball in her palm ready dribble her way towards making a basket.

JV Girls Basketball Dominates Stony Point 60-24

By Savannah Estabrook, Yearbooker January 13, 2022

Friday night, Jan. 7, the junior varsity girls basketball team and the Stony Point Tigers met on the court for their first game of the year. Putting up a smooth fight, the Warriors left proud with...

Leaning to the side, Desi Davalos 22 tries to get past the defense to the net. This ended with Westwood winning a point and then the ball went to the other team.

Varsity Girls Basketball Overcomes Hutto 46-34

By Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor December 21, 2021

On Friday, Dec. 17, the Lady Warriors varsity basketball team succeeded in winning against Hutto High School. Despite initially being overtaken by their opponents, the Warriors’ showcased impressive...

As the game begins with the tip-off, Bailee Dainton ‘24 jumps for the ball. Although the Warriors got the ball, the Cedar Ridge Raiders stole the ball, scoring 2 points and eventually winning the game.

JV Girls Basketball Suffers Defeat to Cedar Ridge 53-23

By Gayu Lakshmanan, Twitter Account Manager December 9, 2021

On Tuesday Dec. 9th, the junior varsity girls basketball team played against Cedar Ridge. The Warriors ended up losing 53-23, despite powerful performances from the players in the endgame. The game...

Olivia Yang 23 attempts to pass to her teammates. As point guard, Yang plays a critical role in games. Communication is a huge aspect of playing basketball as a team, and it’s especially important as point guard to make sure the whole team is on the right page so we can execute plays, Yang said.

Varsity Girls Basketball Triumphs Over Hays 41-33

By Mallory Milner, Reporter December 8, 2021

This past Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Lady Warriors varsity basketball team triumphed 41-33 in their second game against Hays High School. This game showcased the ladies offensive and defensive skill sets, and...

Zach Engels (22) keeps the ball away from a member of Del Valley. He looks around for a teammate to pass to or an opening to rush the basket.

Varsity Boys Basketball Conquers Cedar Park 67-55

By Josh Shippen, Reporter November 29, 2021

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the boys varsity basketball team defeated Cedar Park 67-55, proving that the Warriors have many things to be excited about moving forward into the season.  The first quarter...

The Warriors were blocked off by Kileen for many shots. The final score of the game was 21-15.

Freshman Girls Basketball Falls to Killeen 21-15

By Amy Simon, Opinions Editor November 15, 2021

The freshman basketball girls played against the Killeen Kangaroos for their second game during their pre-season on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Despite the score being relatively close throughout the game, the...

Holding her hands up high, Olivia Yang  23 runs up and tries to block her opponent from passing the ball. In such a close game, tight defense was on full display throughout the game.

JV Girls Basketball Falls to Vandegrift 44-40

By Savannah Estabrook, Yearbooker February 13, 2021

Playing in the last game of the season, the JV basketball girls faced off against the Vandegrift Vipers on Friday, Feb. 5 in the Field House. Despite being without a coach, they kept up with the Vipers...

In 1989 Tom chambers No.24 of the Phoenix Suns passes off against the Houston Rockets

Top 10 Dunks Of All Time

By Amira Boutros, Dreamcatcher Assistant Editor November 9, 2020

Basketball is one of the most entertaining sports in America, as it’s considered an exciting and fast-paced game. An impressive move a player can make is a slam dunk, causing the crowd to go wild. Out...

Sandwiched in between two defenders, Christian Robinson 20 attempts to pass the ball. This was during the first quarter and the energy was high.

Varsity Boys’ Basketball’s Playoff Run, Season Ends vs. Wylie 43-29

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor March 11, 2020

Traveling up to Dallas, the varsity boys’ basketball squad took on the Wylie Pirates in the Ellis Davis Fieldhouse on Friday, March 6. Following a momentous win over district foe Vandegrift and hoping...

Reaching for the net, Santi Campos 20 tries to make a dunk. Even though Campos didnt make the shot, he pulled a foul and made both foul shots.

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Triumphs Over Vandegrift, Moves On to Regional Semifinals

By Vikram Joshi, Horizon Editor in Chief March 5, 2020

In a gym so packed that the doors were closed early and filled with constant roars and chants during every possession, the varsity boys’ basketball team faced off against Vandegrift in a playoff...

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