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Boys’ basketball break through vs Notre Dame Prep

With 12 seconds left on the clock, the Boy’s Varsity Basketball team scored their winning shot, ending the game with a score of 58-59. On Dec. 11, South went up against a heavy competition, Notre Dame Prep.

The Varsity Basketball team has had a great start to the season with a 5-1 winning streak. Throughout the majority of the game, the score stayed tight, The crowd was filled with suspense when there were five minutes left of the quarter the score was tied 44-44.

Gordon Hudson-Nelson says the key for the next game is communication.

“To make sure the next game doesn’t come as close as it did this time, we need to work on communication and making sure everyone is on the same page,” Hudson-Nelson said. “Having all five guys on the floor doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing”

Throughout the fourth quarter, the scores continually kept going up and down leaving the crowd on the edge of their seats. During the last 12 seconds of fourth quarter, player #30 Gordon Hudson-Nelson ’24 scored the winning shot and the game ended with South winning 59-58. He describes these types of plays as a team effort and if it weren’t for his team being right by his side these amazing shots would never happen.

“I felt so good after making that shot it really helped boost my confidence although I still was very focused with still three seconds left on the clock, so my first thought wasn’t exactly to celebrate, it was I need to get right back to defense and make sure we win this game,” Hudson-Nelson said.

A lot of hard work and preparation goes into these games, with two hour long practices daily, the team finds many ways to help prepare as much as possible for their upcoming game. They specifically analyze each team so they know what strategies they can take to do the best they can.

“The preparation that goes into these games is a lot, from everyday practice, too, sometimes sitting and watching film of the team we are about to go up against so we are prepared for every play,” Greg Fannon ’24 said.

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