Sequoits drain a win over the Eagles

The Sequoits boys basketball team took home a huge win over the Lakes Eagles.


Sydney Parker

Freshman Marshall Gehrke dunks on the Lakes Eagles.

As the Sequoit boys basketball team stepped onto the basketball court, they were ready to play one of their most important games against their rival: Lakes Community High School.

The game was off to a slow but intense start, with minimal points scored from each team; as the clock was winding down the score was going up.

At the end of the fourth quarter, the game still wasn’t finished; the teams were tied. As the whistle blew and the jump ball was thrown, freshman Marshall Gehrke smacked it to one of his teammates. 

As the clock wound down the score was tied at 48-48, with ten seconds left, junior Kyle Glassman went up to shoot but missed. Thankfully, his teammate, senior Trenton Crandall, was there to grab the rebound and score the winning basket.

“After hitting the shot, it was very relieving and seeing the way the crowd acted felt good,” Crandall said. “[We knew that] if everyone on the team didn’t do their part and kept going, we wouldn’t have gotten that opportunity.”

After the big win, the Sequoit crowd stormed the court, cheering loudly and waving goodbye to the Eagles.

“In a game like this, with this huge rivalry between two schools, coming down to the last [second ] and last shot is everything you could ask for,” Glassman said.

There were many highlights through the exciting game, many of which included Gehrke. Gehrke had a very good game and one of his biggest moments was when he dunked on the Lakes basketball team.

“[Winning and dunking] felt good to show [Lakes] that this was our house, and we don’t go down without a fight; this time, we came out victorious,” Gehrke said.

Many Sequoits scored points throughout the game. Many were three point shots and complex layups, which resulted in some fouls against Lakes. The Sequoits made many free throws, even with the Lakes students section distracting them.

Since this was such an important game for both schools, the student sections were crazy. Each section went back and forth, not only to see who could be the loudest, but who would take home a victory.

With the win under their belt, the Sequoits are very excited and ready for the second half of their season.

“We just beat the second best team in the conference; I’m feeling really confident going into the second half of the season,” Glassman said. 

As the first half of the season is ending and the second half is beginning, the Sequoits are beyond prepared for what the rest of the season has to come.