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Boys’ basketball earn a big win over Waubonsie Valley

Senior Jahki Gray makes a three point shot with under 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Jake Sonetz
Senior Jahki Gray makes a three point shot with under 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

 

The boys’ varsity basketball team was 4-2 heading into the rivalry game against Waubonsie. Metea’s four wins so far were against St. Francis, Lake Park, Bartlett, and East Aurora. They lost two games against Downers Grove North and Dekalb, which are both conference-rival schools. With the win against Waubonsie on Dec. 9, Metea’s record was brought up to 5-2. The crowd showed tremendous support for the team throughout the game, and the excitement was obvious. With a high spectator turnout, the fans in the gym were loud. The team is currently third in the Dupage valley conference behind Naperville North and then Neuqua Valley.

Friday’s game was a big game for both teams. This was a conference game between two teams with winning records. During the first half of the game, junior Nick Schroder was making plays all over the court. Metea kept massive momentum for the first half of the game and went into halftime leading 27-20. In the third quarter, Waubonsie came back to make it a four-point game with Metea still up 41-37. 

The Mustangs had a lot of turnovers in the second half, therefore Warriors took the lead in the fourth quarter 49-52  with less than ten seconds on the clock. Senior Jahki Gray hits a crucial three-point shot to bring the game to overtime at 52-52. Senior Jackson Corbett then nails a three-point shot to start overtime putting Metea up 55-52. The Mustangs dominated the rest of overtime as Waubonsie only got two more points and the game would end 60-54 Metea wins.

At halftime, the dance team performed with mini mustang dancers. The team raised 500 dollars in donations for Imperfect Angels from online donors.

The team has their next game away against Oswego East High School, a non-conference school.

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Jake Sonetz
Jake Sonetz is returning for his second year in journalism and is a senior. He spends his time hanging out with family, watching football, playing cards, and working out. Jake is also graduating early this year to pursue his career in the trades. 

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    Joe DentDec 26, 2022 at 7:41 am

    Jake has proven himself to do his homework before he presents his article. He investigates the truth of his article thoroughly before presenting it to the public. His articles are always interesting and a pleasure to read.Keep up the good work Jake.

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    Alex DanehlDec 14, 2022 at 9:09 am

    jake sonnetz is the best writer ever.

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