Varsity Basketball Holds a Scrimmage Game


Photo by Samantha Freeman

The boys varsity basketball team scrimmaged against Eastern Hills on November 13.

Shaun Ukeje, Staff Writer

Legacy High School hosted an abundance of basketball games for several teams on Nov. 11. The men’s team also participated in this tournament. Their first game was against South Hills from Fort Worth, Texas. The scorpions were notorious for having a below-average basketball program, so I didn’t expect much. The Broncos won by about 30 points, and I was impressed with the team’s defense. They held the scorpions to under ten points in a twenty-minute game.

The second game, by far the most packed game against 6A powerhouse, South Grand Prairie. There’s a little history to this game because last year the Broncos lost by 25 to the Warriors. Both the Broncos and Warriors played highly on the defensive end. Neither team allowed easy shots to go through unless it was off a transition. The Broncos led 16-10 with about two minutes left. However, they let off the gas a little. Warriors forward, Ringo Deng,12, finishes in traffic and gets an and-one to rally the game to three points. Next, a missed shot by the Broncos allowed for a transition three by 6’4 guard, Chandler Burnett, to tie the game. The Broncos come down again and don’t capitalize on their opportunity. Now, the Warriors have the ball with 18 seconds left to score. The Warriors take their time to set up by Broncos guard, Wayne Wiggins,12, steals the ball with eight seconds left and finishes a layup to beat the buzzer to send the Warriors home 18-16.

In the third game of the night played against Arlington Heights, Amir McMillian,10, fired off the night hitting three threes and totaling the game with 11 points. The Broncos played well in transition, getting turnovers on one end and finishing layups or vibrant slams on the other end of the court. The Yellow Jackets were putting up a fight towards the end of the game. With a few costly turnovers and missed shots from the Broncos, Arlington Heights rallied back up the score to lose by eleven points. The final score was 31-20 Broncos.

All in all, the Broncos performed as expected. They definitely excelled in transition and on the defensive end. From these games, Legacy will definitely compete for a state title, if not they will contend for a deep playoff run.