Sequoits Fall to the Warhawks

The North Chicago Warhawks take down the Sequoits causing their first loss of the season.

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Senior Kevin Tebbe goes for a layup against the Warhawks.

The Sequoit varsity boys basketball team had one of their hardest games of the season on Saturday, December 8, against North Chicago. The boys had their first loss of the season, but did not stop fighting and ultimately played a great game.

“Something that went very well was our effort,” senior Robert Christiansen said. “Everybody on the team played together and left everything they had on the court.”

The game was continuously back and forth, and for the majority of the game, the score was tied. At the end of the first quarter the score was 17-17 and the Sequoits were looking to pull ahead. Luckily, throughout the entire second quarter, the Sequoits were winning. A big contributor to this was senior Daniel Filippone with a total of 26 points. At the end of the second half, the score was 34-33 in favor of the Sequoits.

“Our team was very undersized compared to North Chicago,” senior Jack Gillespie said. “So we had a hard time getting rebounds and we kept getting our shots blocked.”

During the third quarter, the boys started to fall behind, but they still gave their all. North Chicago’s offense was very strong and they continually made the baskets to grow their lead. They gave the crowd a show by dunking many times throughout the game. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 49-56 in favor of the Warhawks. The Sequoits had one more quarter to catch up, but unfortunately, North Chicago continued to play a fantastic game. The final score was 80-63 in favor of the Warhawks.

“Something our team needs to work on is our execution,” senior Kevin Tebbe said. “North Chicago has a tough and quick defense and it really made us focus on executing our plays.”

The Sequoits had a tough loss, but they still played an amazing game. They will continue to practice and will do what it takes to be ready to beat the Warhawks next time they play them.