Posted by Coach Dunson on 11/6/2023

Good morning, Cougar Nation.  Hoops season is here! Boys' basketball opened their season with a three-team scrimmage on Saturday morning.  JV played 25-minute running clock games and the varsity played 30-minute running clock games for the scrimmage format.  

The JV team got the day started with a big win over Joshua.  Patrick Shephard and Trenell Patterson sparked the offense by making several steals on the defensive end that resulted in some easy transition points.  They had a tough loss in game 2 to Dallas Bryan Adams, but showed several positives.  Tristen Foster, Lennox Stcyre, and Percy Luvert also played well by making some outside shots and good passes.  

The varsity team started game one with a 34-19 win over Joshua.  The Cougar defensive pressure was stifling early.  Senior Malik El-Amin converted on two defensive steals on back-to-back possessions to get the game started.  The Cougars never looked back from that point on.  Senior Stephun Williams led the Cougars with 7 points.  Senior John Lewark knocked down 2 3's to end with 6 points.  Junior Brandon Hawkins provided energy coming off the bench and contributed 4 points.  Senior Xavier McIntyre also added 5 points and several rebounds in the victory.  

In game 2, the Cougars got down early to a physical and well-sized Bryan Adams team, but showed some grit and battled back to tie the game late with one minute to go.  We had an opportunity to win it with a game winning free throw with .4 sec left in the game, but we fell short.  The Cougars dropped the second game by one point with a score of 25-24.  It was a great learning opportunity for us.  Senior Stephun Williams led us in scoring again with 7 points.  Seniors John Lewark and Malik-El Amin also added 6 points each.  Juniors Lyndon Ellis and Jaylen James and senior Corey Williams played great defense and had several deflections and steals.   

The Varsity and JV teams scrimmage FW North Side here tomorrow night at 5:30 and 6:30 pm.  We hope to see you in attendance.  Have a great week and go Cougars!