Basketball season in full swing

Heritage shoots a free throw against Arapahoe in the season opener. The team lost the game 69-46.

After an emotional loss in the season opener to the Warriors in the annual rivalry battle, the Heritage boy’s basketball team rallied to a 53-46 win against Rocky Mountain. Despite the boys lack of age and experience the team is expecting nothing but a winning season.

“We are very young but we are smart and understand the game. If we do our job and play the way we know how to play; the season will take care of itself. I’m looking forward to mature as a group and come together as a team,” says Tom Skufka ‘15.

The team consists of one freshman, four sophomores, six juniors and one senior. However, the one senior Tony Cruz, is out for the season due to an unfortunate ACL and meniscus injury in November. Cruz suited for varsity last year, gaining critical experience that he will be able to contribute from the bench. Cruz will not let the injury keep him from being involved with the team, being the only senior he feels obligated to be as involved as possible.

“Obviously it is a bummer not being able to play this year, but I am excited to still be a part of the team. I am glad I can still be involved and provide support for the players,” says Cruz.

He is still confident that the team will continue the tradition of success by taking advantage of their youth and using it as a strength that other teams don’t have.

“I think we’re great, we’re very young but that means we have a lot of energy. We are fast, and will be a tough team to beat,” continues Cruz.

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