Boys basketball to stand against gun violence


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Anthony Chiccitt looks for a pass during the Hawks’ game vs Steel Valley on Dec. 7.

Lauren Mullen, Social Media Editor

The boys basketball team is off on Friday due to a game they have on Saturday. The boys are taking their talents 40 minutes away to Woodland Hills High School to participate in the Stand Against Violence Showcase.

The shootout is holding both boys and girls basketball games, and have a total of 36 teams that are participating in this shootout. They will be playing 28 games on the two basketball courts Woodland Hills has. This shootout is a three-day event starting Saturday and ending on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Ron Coursey, creator of this shootout, is the athletic director of Woody High and has a love for the game of basketball and believes strongly in bringing attention to ending gun violence.

The ticket price for entry is $10 adult and $5 for children, and we let you in to all games that day.

The boys are matched up against Severn School in Maryland, which is a private college preparatory school that is home to students in preschool through 12th grade. Their current record is 7-7 and are led by Coach Michael Glasby.

When asked senior guard Alex Mullen about where he thought the boys stood against them, he said, “I don’t really know, I have never played them before, but at the end of the day we will play hard against whoever to hope to earn a W.”

After they face off against this non-section opponent, they will be back in the mix next week with Canon Mac and Peters. They play Canon Mac on Tuesday at their place, and then bring Peters to The Nest. The boys need your support to make a run for the playoffs.

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