The boys faced off with crosstown rivals Big Sky Eagles this past Thursday. The student section was rowdy as ever with their Jersey Jam theme, shouting back and forth from student section to student section. You could feel the anticipation as you walked into the gym. The game started off well for the boys and kept consistent throughout the rest of the game walking away with a victory, 61-45.
Saturday’s game with long time rivals Hellgate Knights did not go as well. The Spartan boys defeated the Knights at home early on in the season, and while we were looking for another victory, the Knights were out for some payback.
The Knights took an early lead after the Spartans couldn’t land their shots, with the score 24-16 at half. Then in the second half the boys fought back hard and closed the gap sending the game into overtime.
But the Knights took home the win leaving the Spartans with their second conference loss at 60-53 Hellgate.
The girls’ team walked away with two wins during crosstown week, beating both the Big Sky Eagles and the Hellgate Knights. Crosstowns are much different than a normal game, the crowds are roudy, the gym is electric, and the game can go either way regardless of the rest of the season. The girls maintained their undefeated season against the Eagles, with a final score of 54-30.
Junior Jordyn Schweyen said, “It was a good game for us to work on things that we’ve been struggling with.”
Although they picked up two wins, the second game didn’t go quite as expected.
Schweyen said the game against Hellgate “was probably the worst game we could’ve possibly played but we’re going to learn from it and just get better.”
With a close fight to the finish, and a final score of 32-28, the girls kept it together for the win and are keeping things positive as they go forth with the rest of their season.