“It’s a nailbiter,” said Grace de la Cruz, ticketseller, during SLA vs. Parkway West game this past Thursday, January 4th. The first half was extremely defensive, with both sides barely reaching double digits as the buzzer sounded. Tensions were high at the end of the fourth quarter and SLA was one point behind Parkway. SLA scored and went ahead with about a minute left on the clock. Possession switched back and forth, SLA defended hard. With 2.6 seconds left on the clock, Parkway’s coach called a cruc
ial time out. Both teams huddled and caught their breath, each coach trying to inspire their teams to push to the end. The time out ended and both teams returned to the court. Parkway started with the ball. They had mere se
conds to score a winner. The buzzer sounded a moment before a Parkway player released what would have been the winning shot. The final score was 35-34. Nail-biting seems to be a recurring theme with boys varsity this season. Over winter break, 12/28, there was another close game against Masterman High School, the final score being 29-28.
~Anna Diemer, 12th grade