High School Boys Kick Off Their Season with a Trip to Northwestern


Heather Ranta

The South Shore High School boy’s basketball team join together in a pre-game huddle.

Signe Branham, Editor-in-Chief

On Thursday, November 30th, the South Shore High School boy’s basketball team traveled to Northwestern High School to play the Tigers for their first game of the season.  With Northwestern being a much larger school, playing them right off the bat allows the boys to test their skills against a team that they won’t be seeing for the rest of the season.

The J.V. started off the night with their game at 5:45 p.m.  The South Shore boys struggled in the beginning, with Northwestern going on a 17-0 run right off the bat.  Matthew Montgomery put the first points on the board for South Shore when he made 3 free throws after being fouled on his attempt at a 3.  The half ended with a score of 50-11 with Northwestern in the lead.  South Shore’s J.V. faired better in the second half of the game, holding the Northwestern boys to 26 points, while scoring 21 themselves.  This brought the final score to 76-32 in favor of Northwestern.

With the J.V. game all wrapped up, the varsity began warm ups for their game to follow.  Tip-off was at 7:00 p.m. with South Shore taking first possession of the ball.  Starting the game was seniors Connor Sorenson and Dallas Williams, junior Chase Reijo, and sophomores Bjorn Branham and Douglas Hipsher.  Northwestern made the first basket of the night, putting themselves in a lead the would hold for the rest of the night. Doug scored the first points for South Shore. The game was kept tight, with the score at halftime 25-17, Northwestern with the lead.  The second half was just as intense.  South Shore tried their best to catch up, but were unable to surpass the Tigers.  The game ended with a 62-52 win for Northwestern.  Even with the loss, South Shore had a good night for scoring.  Connor Sorenson walked away with 28 points to his name; Douglas Hipsher was the second highest scorer for South Shore with his 10 points.

The South Shore High School boys have a jam-packed schedule ahead of them, hosting Hurley on Monday, December 4th, a trip to Northwood the next day on December 5th, and finishing out the week with a game at Ironwood on Thursday, December 7th.