Boys hoops falls to Fox Chapel

Despite playoff loss, boys basketball team feels season was a success.

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Despite playoff loss, boys basketball team feels season was a success.

Brooke Bayer, Staff Writer

The varsity boys basketball team lost to Fox Chapel 69-45 on Saturday.

The boys had a rough first quarter and that put them behind from the beginning, sophomore center Louie Panza said.

“It was hard to play from behind because they are a high-scoring team,” he said.

Although the team struggled, Panza felt the team was still able to show its strengths.

“I think what we did well was we were able to attack their weakness, which was their size, and we attacked the paint and crashed the boards well,” Panza said.

Junior Elijah Moore was among the Highlanders who played well, Panza said.

“Elijah Moore played well. He was efficient in the paint and grabbed rebounds, and he brings energy to the team and plays hard the whole game,” he said. 

Panza feels the boys need to improve in certain areas.

“I think we just need to be more efficient from the field. We had a tough time making shots early and that’s what put us at a deficit,” he said.

The boys play Central Catholic at home on Tuesday night.