Shooting For Success At Basketball

By Austin Knox

This years districts for Boys’ and Girls’ basketball was held at Englewood High School. There were 8 teams attempting to win to go to regionals. Only two teams were allowed to advance, from both Girls’ and Boys’ teams.

The Weld Central Boys’ Basketball Team didn’t quite go as far as they wanted to go, ended up third in district. The Team was able to finish off the season with a record of 16-6. Reece Mettler commented on this, expressing “I’m glad I got to finish my high school career with these guys!” Mettler averaged 15.6 points per game (ppg) all season long. Bryan Gudka explained “I’m going to miss all these guys, but I’m glad I got to win my final high school basketball game.” The boys’ team lost to Denver School of Science and Technology (Green Valley Ranch,) a game that would allow them to go to the finals against Ridge View High School. Instead, they would play for third place (and win) against Lotus School of Excellence.

The Weld Central Girls Basketball team won districts. After battling adversity and a hard season, they were able to held together and shine, winning districts and advancing to regionals..They beat Venture Prep, and earned an 8 seed in the regional bracket.. They moved on to regionals, and hosted Jefferson Academy, the 25th seed. They ended up losing in a close game but they still accomplished a lot this season.

Weld is proud of both teams, and we can’t see how far you’ll go next season!

Featured Image: By tookapic [Public Domain] via Pixabay

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