Playing like its their last

With two big wins behind them, including one against rival Rio Americano High School, Jesuit High School heads into its basketball game against Monterey Trail High School with high spirits.

“We are doing really well,” said freshman varsity player Darin Similai, “We’ve improved a lot since the win over Rio. It gave us a bunch of confidence and got us the win.”

The Marauders have had an up and down season this year, but now it seems that they are starting to have a slow incline with each win. Both the fans and the team are hoping for the best.

 “If we can win some of the big games coming up, there is still hope at winning league,” said senior Ryan Tooley, “If Sheldon or Pleasant Grove were to lose, that would help us out.”

This game isn’t the deciding factor for the team’s eligibility for competing for the league championship, but the better the record, the better moral.

“Going into this game we are really focusing because we need all the league wins we can get,” said senior varsity player Austin Plaat, “We need to win the rest of our league games for us to have a shot at a league championship.

The hopes are high for the team, but they are not out of reach. The team has been working much harder and have built more of a framework for themselves.

“For us seniors, we only have a few games left, so we are playing every game like it’s our last,” said Austin.