Boys basketball shows their dominance on the court


Following an early exit in the playoffs last year, the boys basketball team is aiming for redemption this season, in pursuit of a Hacienda League title and a CIF Championship.
Over the offseason, the team had two crucial spots to fill in the starting lineup with the departure of graduates Richi Calimag and Dylan Stout. However, with the return of several veteran seniors, the team has high expectations for this season.
One of the team’s strengths coming into the season has been their dynamic offense that allows for efficient play execution during games. This is made possible by the versatile players on the team.
“We play at a fast pace which makes it hard for teams to guard us in transition,” senior wing Alex Kim said via Messenger.
Currently, they hold an overall record of 6-2 in the CIF Division II. To preserve this record, the team is putting an emphasis on the fundamentals of their gameplay to rectify some more noticeable gaps in their communication and defensive rotation.
“Our guys get what we want to do in the full court in the press and [put] pressure on teams, but I think in the half court we tend to lose sight of all of the details to get stops defensively in the half court,” head coach Henry Frierson said.
A few standout players on the team include seniors Alex Kim, Malcolm Bell, Dior Brown and junior Ethan Alfonso.
With the aid of these standout players, the team aims to secure a league title and win a CIF ring.
“It’s been about three years since we’ve won a league title,” Frierson said. “None of the guys on the current team were able to experience that.”