A Season of Rebuilding Ends for the Boys Basketball Team

Jacob Washington, Staff Reporter

The boys basketball team is looking to redeem themselves progress after going 3-16 this season. COVID-19 is playing a big role in the way this season went.
The 2020-21 season for the Bishop Noll Warriors basketball team has been a weird one to say the least. The lack of fans is a big demerit to the flow of the game.
“Fans bring the intensity that makes the players play harder,” says junior Tahj Alford, starting guard.
Alford says that the way practices go is similar to last year with the addition to masks, however. It is not all bad.
“The flow of the game is still the same,” Alford says.
As far as games go, the players have to sit six feet apart and wear masks occasionally and get a new ball.
After this rebuilding season, the team is looking forward to getting better. “Being a young team, everyday in practice, I can see growth in the freshmen and sophomores to help better the team and grow as a player,” Alford says. The hiccups in this year’s season were expected, though. The team brought in a new head coach–John Dodson ‘12, and they lost seven key seniors to graduation. There is hope for next year. As the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors progress, the team will have new freshmen added to the team next season along with a 6’9” center. The goals for the team next are aspirational. Alford stated, “My goal next year is to win sectionals.”