Dominating the score through league play


With a 24-6 overall record and 9-1 league record, boys basketball ended their season with a Hacienda League Championship title and major improvements from last season. 

The team competed in the CIF Division 2A playoff bracket, with a 78-41 victory on Feb. 8 against El Dorado advancing them to the second round. However, in the second round, they fell short to AGBU, 51-40. The Brahmas are ranked 49th in California and 31st in the Southern Section according to the MaxPreps ranking system. 

“What’s most impressive with this group is the level of teamship and camaraderie,” head coach Henry Frierson said via text . “[A] very special team with many very special moments this year.”

The team had struggled with the injury of star players such as seniors Malcolm Bell and Alex Kim, suffering a tough 67-59 loss against Walnut on Jan. 20. However, the players’ return has contributed greatly to their three-game winning streak to close out the regular season and begin their postseason run. 

“We are putting an emphasis on rest and recovery heading into the playoffs hoping to be fully healthy,” Frierson said.

Additionally, the team focused on closing out holes in their defensive rotation, which has led to numerous free points for the opposing team.

“At practice we run through our rotation many times and then scrimmage against each other to simulate game time speed,” senior Kingson Mak said via Instagram. 

The boys ended their season with a 24-6 overall record and 9-1 league record, showing improvement from last season’s 15-11 overall record and 7-3 league record.