Winter sports look to finish season strong: Boy’s Basketball

Elisa Moraes-Liu, News Editor

The Gunn boys basketball team has had a season of triumphs and defeats, but they hope to finish the campaign strong. Junior Connor Missett viewed the first games as a highlight.“The opening of our league play was pretty good,” he said. “We won two games to start off the season and we were looking pretty strong. We tried to ride that momentum really from that point on.”

Missett notes that the following games could have been better. “We’ve lost a lot of close games that we could have picked up,” Missett said. “I really think that if we could go back and change one or two things in those games we could have won them pretty easily.”

Undiscouraged, however, the team has been working to improve their skills. Missett’s goal for the season is to qualify for Central Coast Section (CSS), beat Palo Alto High School and have a good league run. “We’re put- ting a lot of work in the gym,” he said. “A lot of extra hours in the mornings, after practices just to make sure that individually, we’re playing at the best of our ability. We’re playing at the best of our ability and controlling all of those things that are hard to control during the games.”

Junior Gavin Kitch stares down his defender and locks up.

Junior Gavin Kitch also remains optimistic for the rest of the season. “We beat out Lynbrook in a close match at their gym,” he said. “We’re looking to ride the momentum in our last three games to get at a CCS Bid”