Bobwhite Basketball Returns

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Ari Beauregard

Thomas Dmar (’22), foreground, and Case Ballard (’21) play against the Milton Yellow Jackets. Photo credit: Messenger Photographer Ari Beauregard

Brayden Baker, Writer

When asked by The Mercury how he felt about his team’s ability to play games again, Bobwhite basketball’s Varsity Head Coach Matt Toof said, “To be back and playing basketball means everything to us right now.”

Coach Toof also spoke about the team’s and coaches’ new view towards playing the game they love: “All the players and coaches found a new perspective that basketball can be gone in a blink of an eye, so we definitely appreciate it more so than ever. Basketball is good for our mental health; it’s good physically to be out running and exercising, and it’s good for our social life, too.”

Finally, on Feb. 12, the Bobwhites took to the court in a home game against the Milton Yellow Jackets. Before the game, senior team captain Case Ballard (‘21) said he was “excited to be back playing and was looking forward to what [wa]s to come.”  Ballard would go on to lead the team in making two out of his three three-point shots. This would be to no avail as the Bobwhites would go on to drop the home opener 37-63.

The Bobwhites took to the road on Feb. 16 to play their second game at Mount Abraham Union High school.  A strong defensive game, led by junior guard Charlie Yates (‘22), lifted the Bobwhites to a win 49-40.  

After the game, Coach Toof said, “You don’t hold a team to forty points like that on accident.”

The Bobwhites will look to continue their winning ways this Saturday, Feb. 20, as they will go on the road to play Middlebury High School at 12:30 p.m. To learn more about the Bobwhites’ upcoming schedule and how to view their games, click here.