Boys’ basketball works to achieve success

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Thomas Ashley

Point guard, Camar O’Neal guards the ball away from a Watkins opponent and looks for the open pass. The boys lost to Watkins 28-45 at their first home game.

Bak’s boys basketball team was selected on Jan. 25 and had been practicing since Jan. 30. They have been working on improving their skills as a team.

“I think this team will be very competitive with their size and their speed,” Douglas Battle, head coach said.

The team had their first win last year against H.L. Watkins in an away game, outscoring them in a close matchup. They plan to start the season on a positive note with a win.

“My goal for the team is to win as many games as possible and work together,” boys’ basketball player, Jayden Odont said.

Bak’s boys basketball team is preparing for their toughest games, which will be against Duncan and John F. Kennedy Middle Schools.

Battle said, “As a coach I want to help the kids improve on their basketball skills and have fun.”