Bobwhite Basketball Mid-Season Update

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Charles Yates (’22) heads to the hoop. Photo credit: The Messenger photographer Ari Beauregard

Brayden Baker, Writer

At the halfway point of the season, this year’s Bobwhite varsity basketball team held a 2-2 record heading into their game March 2 against the Colchester Lakers.

On the days leading up to the game, when assistant Coach Dan Reyome was asked by The Mercury on where he thought the team was at the midway point of the season he said, “This team is the most tight-knit team I have ever coached during my time at BFA; it’s just a matter of putting it on the court.”

In the game against the Lakers, the Bobwhites would come out strong to start the first quarter, taking an early 6-2 lead to start the game. Colchester, though, would take over from there and hold onto it for the rest of the half. However, this wouldn’t stop the Bobwhites from making it close at the end of the second quarter as a late run had them heading into the locker room behind at 22-20.

In the second half, though, the Bobwhites failed to capitalize on their opportunities, which would allow Colchester to extend the lead. In the dying seconds, guard Noah Earl (‘23) hit a late three-pointer to cut the lead, but this would be to no avail as the Bobwhites would go on to drop the game 56-43.

After the tough loss, The Mercury spoke again with Coach Reyome, who said, “Although our record may not be where we want it to be right now, we have seen a lot of improvement from our players and will be continuing to look for that moving forward.”

The Bobwhites will continue their season on Sunday March 3, against long-time rival MVU. Although things will be a little different this year without fans, the rivalry should be as intense as ever on the court as both sides try to take home the win for their respective schools.