To CIF the Seniors Go (Maybe!)

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To CIF the Seniors Go (Maybe!)

Seniors David Scruggs, Joshua Nkem Ajoku, Steven Ibrahim and Seif Youssef after taking the big win on their Senior night.

Seniors David Scruggs, Joshua Nkem Ajoku, Steven Ibrahim and Seif Youssef after taking the big win on their Senior night.

Seniors David Scruggs, Joshua Nkem Ajoku, Steven Ibrahim and Seif Youssef after taking the big win on their Senior night.

Seniors David Scruggs, Joshua Nkem Ajoku, Steven Ibrahim and Seif Youssef after taking the big win on their Senior night.

Audrina Menchaca, Journalist

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On January 25, 2019 the Jaguar Boys Basketball team played against Silver Valley at University Prep. The game was a close one, but the Jaguar boys took the win with 62 points and Silver Valley with 58 points.

Just before the game, senior David Scruggs (#23) shared his opinions on how the dynamics of the game might be. “More of a passing and controlling type of game, not a scorer tonight; we will need rebounds and slow pace offense.” Sure enough, as the game began, the Jaguar boys were keeping possession and controlling the game.

The first points of the night came from senior Joshua Nkem-Ajoku (#22) and an assist of junior Barry Bai (#11). It was a night for the seniors, so as the game was getting more intense, Coach Augustus put in Senior Steven Ibrahim (#24)  and he came in with nothing but determination and eagerness.

Within the first minute of coming in, Ibrahim does lay up and put the Jaguar boys on track.

The Jaguar boys made sure that Silver Valley would not catch up, but the half-time score of 35-31 said otherwise.

Coming in after half-time, the Jags started to play more defensively and would drop back faster than usual to make sure that the Knights would not score more than what they wanted to.

Junior Yves Bosmans (#3) on the Silver Valley team came in with a couple of steals and 2 lay ups, which put the Trojans back in the lead with 52 points and Jaguars with 51.

The last 5 minutes of the game were the most intense. Jaguars called for a timeout and Coach Augustus talked to them and made sure that they were all determined and focused to win this game, especially on senior night. The referee called the whistle and out back onto the court the boys went.

The score was tied 58-58 and Scruggs (#23) got fouled and the referee gave him 2 free throws.

There was 2 seconds on the clock, Scruggs shot his first free throw and made it. The crowd went crazy and everyone stood up for the last free throw. He took the last, game winning shot of the night and made it. The crowd was fanatic, with cheering and yelling because they knew that this victory might secure the Jaguar boys CIF dreams.

“It was really intense and I knew we needed to get stops on defense but my team came through and we knew what we had to do, it was exciting,” Scruggs said about how he felt in the last 2 minutes of the game knowing that his team and the Trojans were tied at 58.  Scruggs continued, “It’s the best feeling ever knowing that I secured the win for my team, especially on my Senior night. It feels really good to know that we have put in so many hours and sweat and it has all finally paid off.”

As the night came to an end, the Jaguar boys were stoked and excited to know that they were off to the playoffs and everyone was taking pictures celebrating their win. The Seniors were all smiles knowing they would be going off to CIF to play with the rest of the team, at least provided the standings remain the way they were at publication. Should another team take the lead and a three-way tie occur within the division, a coin toss will decide the wild card team. However, it may be not over for the Senior boys just yet and they have many more victories ahead waiting for them.

Retraction: 1/28/2019 @13:29 pm: The story was changed as follows to reflect the possibility that the standings may change:

There was 2 seconds on the clock, Scruggs shot his first free throw and made it. The crowd went crazy and everyone stood up for the last free throw. He took the last, game winning shot of the night and made it. The crowd was fanatic, with cheering and yelling because they knew that this victory might secure the Jaguar boys CIF dreams.

“It was really intense and I knew we needed to get stops on defense but my team came through and we knew what we had to do, it was exciting,” Scruggs said about how he felt in the last 2 minutes of the game knowing that his team and the Trojans were tied at 58.  Scruggs continued, “It’s the best feeling ever knowing that I secured the win for my team, especially on my Senior night. It feels really good to know that we have put in so many hours and sweat and it has all finally paid off.”

As the night came to an end, the Jaguar boys were stoked and excited to know that they were off to the playoffs and everyone was taking pictures celebrating their win. The Seniors were all smiles knowing they would be going off to CIF to play with the rest of the teams, at least provided the standings remain the way they were at publication. Should another team take the lead and a three-way tie occur within the division, a coin toss will decide the wild card team. However, it may be not over for the Senior boys just yet and they have many more victories ahead waiting for them.

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Audrina Menchaca, Journalist

Position: Journalist

Grade: 11th grade

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