The Final Clock Ran Out
On the Friday of March 4th, the final clock ran out for the Cavemen. The boys ended their season with a record of 13 wins and 10 losses. This season’s record had broken that of previous years, showcasing how well the Cavemen truly performed this season. The game of Riley versus Mishawaka took place on March 4th, this being the first sectional match-up for Mishawaka this season. MHS put up a valiant effort, but unfortunately lost 80 to 64 to the Wildcats.
Ryan Watson has been the head coach for 8 years at MHS, with Chad Blasko and Steve Sheltraw as his assistant coaches. Varsity is made up of- Sam Fry, Jordan Arch, Sammy Eggleston, Alex Adkins, Peyton Staples, Devin Wakes, Luke Shively, Dylan Hall, Tresean Jeffries, and Jermond Williams. As a whole, these players united together through the rough patches and stayed level-headed through their winning streaks.
“My view on this season is that this is the best year of basketball that I’ve been a part of! Not just the success on the court but off the court as well. We had such great chemistry that no matter what happened we found a way through it… The last two games didn’t turn out how I wanted, but I know we all left it out there and gave it our all,” stated Junior Luke Shively, point guard.
The team did have two devastating blows this season. First, MHS star Peyton Staples suffered a season ending leg injury against the Clay Colonials on January 22nd. However, that game ended with a bittersweet win, 57 to 47. Second, the team lost a triple overtime heartbreaker on senior night, 62 to 58.
The highlight of the season came in the form of a victory over arch-rival Marian. The Cavemen won the Princess City by defeating the Knights 67 to 59. Best of luck next season Cavemen!