Varsity boys’ basketball team destroys DeBakey in first game of season

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Varsity boys’ basketball team destroys DeBakey in first game of season

L. Schmidt goes in for the lay-up against the outmatched DeBakey team.

L. Schmidt goes in for the lay-up against the outmatched DeBakey team.

Photographer: Lojain B.

L. Schmidt goes in for the lay-up against the outmatched DeBakey team.

Photographer: Lojain B.

Photographer: Lojain B.

L. Schmidt goes in for the lay-up against the outmatched DeBakey team.

Lojain B., Reporter

ASD’s boys’ varsity basketball team played their first game of the season Dec. 9, and the Dragons completely destroyed their opponent, DeBakey.

Right off the bat, ASD scored seven points in the first minute of the game with the first shot made by E. Robinson (’23), who started strong. By the end of the first quarter, ASD was leading 28-5, with players T. Eichelberger (’21) and S. Fouda (’20) doing an outstanding job on offense.

By half time ASD had increased the lead to 44-10, with the help of solid defense from K. Dubois (’22) and A. Abualsaud (’20).

In the third quarter, DeBakey finally started to make a comeback with their own strong offense, and the Dragons slowed down, but remained in the lead, 56-21.

The ASD boys eventually won 72-44, in part due to the great offensive play of S. Abu Issa (’23). 

After the game, Coach Marrice William commented that he thought his team played really well. He said that he’s most proud of his new players R. Johnston (’22), Robinson, and Abu Issa. He also said that his team showed him that they could run offense and defense very well.

Fans should check the Dragons’ schedule on Teneen to find out when they can next come out to support the boys’ varsity.