Boys hoops defeat Seneca for fourth straight win

Senior Connor Gitzen jumps up for a rebound.

Grace Spozarski and Khushila Dulal

The boys basketball team picked up its fourth straight win on Friday, defeating Seneca Valley, 61-54. 

The Highlanders took the lead in the beginning of the game and kept it up throughout. 

“These wins are just confidence boosters. I think I can speak for the team when I say we feel on top of the world to be tied for first in our section,” junior AJ Cherico said. The team works hard in their practices and it is good to see the hard work pay off, he said. 

However, while confidence is a momentum builder, the players know they cannot let their guard down. 

“We almost lost our lead toward the final minutes of the game, which is something we have to work on,” junior James Wesling said. The rebounds and charges during the game helped secure the win as well, he said. 

Senior Owen Hutchinson was one of the standout players of the game, Cherico said. 

“He came in the game with energy and took four charges. One charge a game is rare but four is unheard of,” Cherico said. With more opportunities for offense, the team was able to keep up the lead and keep up their winning streak. 

The next game for Baldwin is at 7:30 p.m tonight at home against Chartiers Valley.