Washington takes a win against Fort Madison

By Xiomara Levsen, The JOURNAL


The Washington boys? basketball team came away with a win against Marion last Thursday.

The difference in the score would only be one point, 59-58, but it was still a win for the team.

?We played very well [last Thursday], especially in the second quarter,? head coach Collin Stark said. ?We were moving the basketball and looking to make the extra pass. Our defense really picked up as the game went on. In the second half, we answered their big run with a run of our own to widen the gap, which ended up being the difference of the game.?

During the winter break, the team is working on everything from free throws to getting fouls to get to the free-throw line.

?We are going to be getting the rest of our system in for after break and test them out in the scrimmage at West Branch on Dec. 30,? Stark said. ?We still need to improve our free-throw shooting and our ability to get to the free-throw line. Our team has really bought into the process this year and Winter Break is a key moment to reflect and continue improving offensive movement and playing defense as a unit.?

Senior Jack Redlinger would lead the team with 20 points that evening.

Freshman Traushaun Willis would have seven points and senior Jacob Van Osdol would have six points.

Their next game will be at home Tuesday, Jan. 2, against Fort Madison.