Friday, January 13, 2023

Mooresville Pushes on in a Tough Battle - Ty Stonehouse

         Mooresville Pushes on in a Tough Battle

During the boys' varsity basketball game, Mooresville had an extremely tough and challenging battle against the Christel House Eagles. The team overall played a fantastic game with the Eagles keeping Mooresville’s defense ready to go throughout the whole game.

The player who stood out the most when it came to offense for the Pioneers was definitely Wesely Reeves. Reeves altogether had accounted for over 22% of the Pioneers points. 

“We were playing with a lot of energy and we really needed more, and more practice,” senior Reeves said. 

On the other hand, the Pioneer defense was battling throughout the game as well. Nick Patterson helped the team drastically defensively. Patterson ultimately had over 29% of the team's rebounds, which in the end helped paved the way to the victory for the Pioneers. 

“It was my first game back, senior night, I wanted to do my best and keep the win at the end of the day,” Patterson said. 

“Something I could improve on is my leadership skills, and our team as a whole could improve on our communication skills, and we’d be fine. I’m aggressive and I've always been aggressive.” Patterson said.

The head coach of the varsity basketball team, Shabaz Khaliq, even had a few comments to say about the team’s overall performance.

“I was happy that our guys were able to gain the win on senior night. Our team is finally becoming whole, after dealing with injuries, so we are looking forward to working together once again. We want to make sure that we stay focused on the little things that will lead us to success.” Khaliq said.

Next, the boys' varsity basketball team will face Columbus North at Columbus North High School. The boys' varsity basketball will play at 7:30pm.

Photo by Ty Stonehouse