By Andrew Kwon
The Spartan Boys’ Basketball season has arrived, and it seems like it will be a promising one. After winning sixteen of its first twenty games, La Cañada’s boys’ basketball team is continuing its tradition as a force to be reckoned with. Although the girls’ basketball team finished last year’s season with a stellar 29-4 record, the boys are hopeful that they can meet or surpass the girls’ successes to round out La Cañada’s outstanding basketball program.
Sophomore shooting guard Ryan Graves, talking about his hopes for the season, said, “It’s going to be a good year, we are off to a great start and look to continue to get better with every game we play.”
After losing multiple senior starters and key players, there was definitely some concern about how well the team would perform this coming season. With the new additions from last year’s JV team to the roster, the varsity boys’ basketball team has racked up sixteen wins and dropped four losses so far in the first month of the season.
In the game against Bishop Alemany High School, the Spartans suffered a painful loss in overtime; moreover, all of the Spartans’ defeats have been decided by single digits, demonstrating that this year’s team is a strong contender for several titles.
With the team retaining most of its coaches and staff members, it still possesses the solid foundation of a championship program. There is no doubt that the boys’ basketball team will perform well, but just how good is the team and how far can they go this year? There’s only one way to find out. Come out and support the team, whether you’re tearing it up in the splash zone, buying refreshments from the snack bar, or simply attending the games. A great team still needs great fans!
By Andrew Kwon