Huskies advance to Substate Championship, defeat Jaguars, 80-56

Senior Markell Hood (25) rises up to dunk the ball in the team's substate semifinal game

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

The last time the Huskies and Jaguars met, the Huskies dominated the entire way through ending up on top by 47 points. This time around, the Jaguars found a way to keep it close early. Junior guard Jack Chapman said the team wasn't locked in like they should have been on defense. "This time we weren't...

Huskies clinch EKL Championship outright on Senior Night

Senior Luke Blau (10) puts up a contested layup during his first varsity start of his career during senior night.

Megan Yates and Tessa Regan

February 29, 2020

Starting his first-ever varsity game, senior Sam Stewart scored five points for the Huskies. “I went in there and played three minutes in the first quarter, I got two buckets and it felt amazing, I was just smiling [the whole time],” Stewart said.  Stewart also said how he has always looked ...

Huskies hold on, defeat Tigers 73-66

Junior Alston Mason (1) attempts a layup to give the Huskies a five point cushion late in the fourth quarter.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

February 22, 2020

Heading into the fourth quarter, the Huskies found themselves with a comfortable 11 point, 59-48 lead. The Huskies would hold onto that double-digit lead for the majority of the fourth quarter until the Tigers moved to a press and turned over the Huskies. They would find their lead cut to six with...

Win streak hits 14, Huskies defeat Mill Valley, 88-41

Senior Markell Hood (25) shoots a fadeaway jumper during the boys varsity basketball game.

Emma Johnson, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

  As the end of the regular season approaches the Huskies proved their dominance once again, defeating the Jaguars by 47 points. The win has juniors Alston Mason and Ben Fritz both optimistic looking toward the end of the season, the team’s chances of winning the Eastern Kansas League ...

Huskies pull off OT thriller, defeat Jaguars, 39-36

Senior Grace Coble gets double-teamed in the post.

Olivia Dowell, Print Editor

February 18, 2020

Coming into their second meeting of the season with the Mill Valley Jaguars, junior Megan Edwards said the girls varsity basketball team wanted to avenge their Jan. 7 loss to the Jaguars. Edwards knew similar to their first game, this would be a competitive matchup. “We knew this was gonna be a...

Big fourth quarter helps Huskies pull away from the Jaguars, 58-45

Big fourth quarter helps Huskies pull away from the Jaguars, 58-45

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2020

Coming off a meager showing offensively in the first three quarters and only leading by five at the start of the fourth, juniors Jack Chapman and Alston Mason each knocked down a pair of threes to extend the lead to double digits, effectively putting the game out of reach. Refusing to tolerate his ...

No. 1 Huskies defeat defending EKL champions Bishop Miege, 70-56

Senior Markell Hood (25) prepares to pass the ball to the wing in a 70-56 win over Bishop Miege.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

The last time the Huskies met the Stags, they wound up losing a nail-biter, 54-52 in a game that would eventually cost them the EKL championship last year. Knowing this game could have big championship implications, junior Jack Chapman knew this game was a must win for the team. “Our main goal...

Win streak hits 11, Huskies defeat Timberwolves, 70-51

Junior Jack Chapman drives in for a layup in the boys varsity basketball win against Blue Valley Southwest, 70-51.

Jack Bensing, Writer

February 8, 2020

Immediatellly following the tipoff, the Huskies came out strong. Wasting no time, the Huskies would have their first points only a few seconds into the game when the opening tip allowed for an easy assist to sophomore Joey Robinson dropping in the first basket of the game.  Head coach Ed Fritz attributed the first bas...

Big three leads the Huskies to victory against the Saints in Sweetheart game

Big three leads the Huskies to victory against the Saints in Sweetheart game

Natalie Policky and Tessa Regan

February 1, 2020

After battling back and forth with the Saints at the start of the game, junior Alston Mason helped the Huskies out to a lengthy lead with the help of senior Markell Hood and junior Jack Chapman. Aquinas called a timeout of 4:35 remaining in the first quarter, the Huskies led the Saints, 9-6.  ...

Strong performance from Mason helped the Huskies survive against the Mustangs, 67-64

Junior Alston Mason motions for a play in the boys varsity basketball game against North on Jan. 17.

Jack Bensing, Writer

January 18, 2020

Getting off to a solid start defensively, the Huskies were able to prevent the Mustangs from scoring their first basket until halfway through the first quarter. The defense effort continued for the Huskies and they entered halftime with a double digit lead.  Juniors Alston Mason and Jack Cha...

Mason makes his BVNW debut in a blowout victory against Lincoln Prep

Junior Alston Mason brings the ball up the court in the boys varsity basketball game against Lincoln Prep, on Jan. 13.

Tessa Regan, Writer

January 14, 2020

After not being able to play in the first several games for Northwest due to district transfer rules, junior Alston Mason played his first game wearing the Huskies uniform Monday night at Saint Thomas Aquinas against Lincoln Prep. Despite all eyes on how Mason would perform going into the game, Maso...

Career night for Chapman pushes No. 18 Huskies over No. 5 Mustangs, 84-71

Junior Jack Chapman drives past a defender in the boys varsity basketball game on Dec. 20.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

December 21, 2019

Going into the second half, the Huskies would be leading 40-24 thanks to a big 25-11 run sparked by senior guard Markell Hood. Hood finished the quarter with 17 points including five threes. Hood said he was just looking to be aggressive and bring lots of energy. "We were just coming in to bring energy...

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