Boys’ basketball suffers loss against Mavericks, 66-49

Josh Sweetland, Staff Writer

After an amazing 62-61 win against the talented Episcopal Knights basketball team, the Falcons confidently faced the St. John’s Mavericks on Feb. 4. 

“We were stoked after our recent wins against Episcopal and Awty,” freshman Connor Cubbage, a starter on the team, said. “We came in too confident against St. John’s.” 

It was Senior Night and the Falcons were ready to trample the Mavericks with a roaring crowd at home, but even a home-field advantage did not help them. 

At the start of the game, the Mavs had a good lead and continued to score and make highlight-reel plays while the Falcons struggled to score and defend. 

By halftime, the Falcons were down almost 20 points. And even after halftime, the Falcons struggled to score. 

After a St. John’s player, sophomore Logan Doneley stole the ball, he threw the ball up to freshman Sebastian Williams-Adams for a dunk. The alley-oop by the Mavs was only one of their good plays that night. 

After this play in the third quarter, the fate for the Falcons was sealed and the team suffered a disappointing loss on Friday night. The final score was 66-49

Though the Falcons went home upset and discouraged, they still had the Southwest Preparatory Conference playoffs to prepare for and look forward to. 

“We were bummed that we lost to the Mavs, but we are taking that loss as motivation to do well and hopefully finish off strong at SPC this year,” said junior Hunter Masterson.