Boys basketball defeats Notre Dame High School in first Mission League game

Danny Johnson

The boys basketball team opened up Mission League play by defeating local rival, Notre Dame High School by a score 75 – 42 Wednesday at home. 

Point guard Cameron Thrower ‘22 led the team in scoring, dropping 14 points. However, it was a balanced team effort that brought the team the win. Seniors Adam Hinton ‘21 and Truman Gettings ‘21 each scored 12 points, while freshmen Robert Hinton ‘24 and Trent Perry ‘24 each scored 10 points. 

The team’s defense was especially strong, holding Notre Dame to only eight points in the entire second quarter. The Knights didn’t end up scoring much more throughout the game, and they ended up being outscored by 33 points. 

After losing two games in a row, the Wolverines’ dominant win to start Mission League play marks the upward momentum the team needs in order to reach the same level of success that was enjoyed last season. Last year, the team had an overall record of 25-7 and made it all the way to the CIF semi-finals where they were defeated by the star-studded Sierra Canyon High School team in a close game. Cubin Molzen ‘22 said he has high hopes for this season because it is off to a strong start. 

“Obviously it was tough for us to lose twice in a row, but thankfully we were able to bounce back with a big win over Notre Dame at home,” Molzen said.  “I’m really excited to see what we do as a team now that league play has started.”

The Wolverines look to continue Mission League play against the Loyola Cubs on April 10.