Boys’ JV basketball takes second in tourney

Urmilla Kuttikad

Away from the majority of their supporters in Columbia, the JV boys basketball team came in second place to DeSmet Saturday, Jan. 28, falling 44-41 in the championship of the Jefferson City tournament.
Sophomore Zach Carroll said the loss was frustrating, and not just because of the team’s loss during the final game of the championship.
“We were losing the whole time,” he said. “We were down by eight at half-time and cut it to two in the 4th quarter, but we could never take the lead…as a team, we didn’t rebound very well and we didn’t run the court, and we also didn’t have the best shooting night.”
Carroll also said maintaining a strong mentality throughout the game was a struggle.
“We tried to keep our spirits up but it was hard.,” he said. “The calls weren’t going our way so that kind of brought down our spirits, and you could tell that the coaches were frustrated with the officiating but they tried to fight through it and keep our spirits up as well.”
Despite all of this, the game wasn’t all bad.
“…we did get after it on defense and we played hard down the stretch,” he said.
And the biggest moment of the game for the RBHS boys–when they made a narrow comeback at the beginning of the third quarter–was certainly uplifting.
More determined than ever, the team will play its next game Jan. 31 against the Jefferson City Jays at Jefferson City High School.
By Urmila Kutikkad