Boys Bested Drummond


Bjorn Branham

Isaac Rantala, Reporter

On February 27, the South Shore high school boys basketball team played Drummond at home. This was the last JV game of the season, so the two seniors, Kevin and Tad, would be getting a lot of playing time. The starters were Leevi Tapani, Matt Knaack, Ethan Helenius, Kevin Biolo, and Will Watrin. South Shore lost the tip. South Shore played really well on defense, and they held Drummond to a low score. South Shore got a lot of open looks at the basket, but almost none of their shots fell. They lost with a final score of 7-35. Kevin was the main scorer. After the JV game, there was an intermission for Parents’ Night. All the JV and varsity players lined up by their bench, and they got called out one by one to go stand in the bleachers with their parents. This was to give the parents of the players recognition for the part they played in the season.

The varsity game was next. The starters were Doug Hipsher, Bjorn Branham, Koy Nelson, Jake Winge, and Holden Suo. They lost the tip to Drummond. It was an extremely tight game, and neither team could gain much of a lead. At the end of the game, South Shore had a lead of seven points with two minutes left. For the rest of the game, South Shore’s lead went back and forth between a five point lead and a seven point lead. They ended the game with Holden holding the ball while the clock ran down. The score was 56-49. After the game, the players took pictures together, and with other friends. They did this because it was the last conference game of the season. Also, each of the seniors kissed a spot on the court. The varsity team is excited to continue playing in the playoffs.