ISSUE 2: A Successful Season Opener for Boys Basketball

At their 1-1 record for the season, the Knights have a chance to turn their season around.


Photo Sara Lockhart

Myron Thomas (‘23) jumping up to make a basket while an opposing player attempts to block him. Robinson’s varsity boys basketball team welcomed a lot of rookies this year and the team has been working on teamwork. “We just [have to] jive together. The team needs to jive and we’re good,” Thomas said.

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Teamwork makes the dream work, but not quite yet for this team.

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Robinson boys basketball team played their season opener game against the Blake High School Yellow Jackets right in the Robinson gymnasium. There was never an easy quarter for the Knights as each play had to count for them to win.

While the end was a victory, the Knights didn’t have an easy start. [insert stuff] Quarter 1 ended in the Yellow Jackets’ favor with an end score of 13-10.

This didn’t stop the Knights from pushing forward though. In the second quarter of the game, the Knights gained nearly double the points Blake had and ended the quarter 21-12 in the Knights’ favor.

“I think the guys have shown a lot of improvement… we have a lot to work on but we’re pleased with how we’ve started,” Head Coach Steven Smith said.

The game continued in a tug-of-war-like manner in which the Knights and Blake kept each other on their feet. The Yellow Jackets drew closer to Knights, gaining another 13 points to compete with their 12, earning the most that quarter. Still, the Knights’ total score thus far was 43 points, five more than the Yellow Jackets.

Most notable was Myron Thomas (’22), who scored 29 points by the end of the game.

“[Our biggest challenge] was trying to play as a team and come together,” Thomas said.

Results of the final quarter of the game were just as close as the last. In the final moments of the game, the Knights took their victory, ending the quarter 18-17.

In their home court, the Knights won their season opener 61-55.

Despite this, their following game against Alonso High School the very next day had the Knights scoring just as much as Blake in the first game. However, Alonso’s Ravens snagged 20 more points against the Knights, though it may have been a lot of trouble due to playing an away game.

“The biggest challenge on the basketball court would definitely be the opposing fans…they’re pretty ruthless,” Matt Turman (’22) said.

“We’ve got three big games this week so we’re hoping we can move forward and increase our record to a positive win-loss record. We’re a very inexperienced team so we’ll learn a lot as we move forward and get better,” Smith said.

Robinson’s boys basketball team has another four games after this before winter break to point their season in a better direction.