Battle for the 15th

The most intense game of the season!

Alexis Wright

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, La Joya’s boys basketball varsity team took on one of their district rivals, Copper Canyon High School.

La Joya vs. Copper was without a doubt the most intense game thus far in the season. Being aggressive and very much determined to come out with the win, the varsity team never allowed their personal ego to get in the way of their goal.

The intensity of this game started within the first quarter there was not a moment in the game when either team was ahead by more than 6 points!

Staying on top of their game throughout the whole game was an essential. The Lobos fought hard and played smart, the hard work lead the teams into overtime.

Within the first minute of overtime the Lobos had a 4 point lead over Copper Canyon. Senior Byron Young as well as junior Tyrese Stevenson dominated down in the box with countless boards, blocks and scoring points that helped lead the Lobos to victory!

Giving an extraordinary effort during the game junior Quincy Smith ended the game with 26 points, 4 assists, and 4 steals.

Smith mentioned:

“Some of my inspiration in the game were my teammates not getting down. When we lost the lead we continued to move the ball and get everyone one involved. We weren’t selfish, we play as a team and that’s how we are 15-3!”

Victory over Copper Canyon was a battle that was fought hard and proved that in the end, the better team would come out on top! The victory would not have been possible without the hardworking and supportive coaching staff that is alongside the team.

“The victory was a balanced attack… We had a killer instinct down in overtime putting them away in the last 50 seconds!” said head coach Roger Lefebvre. This was a proud moment for the whole coaching staff!