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Boys’ basketball defeats St. Francis in blowout victory on Senior Night

Connor Tang
Christian Horry ’24, Trent Perry ’24, Isaiah Carroll ’25, and Niccolo Kalischer-Stork ’24 celebrate on the sideline in a game against St. Francis on senior night Jan. 26.

The boys’ basketball team’s win against St. Francis at home on Friday night meant more than just another blowout win for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines defeated the Knights 64-33 on the team’s senior night, celebrating seniors Markus George ’24, Christian Horry ’24, Josh Engelberg ’24, Keeyan Delawalla ’24, Trent Perry ’24, Niccolo Kalischer-Stork ’24 and Robert Hinton ’24. Junior forward Nik Khamenia ’25 led the team in scoring with 13 points on 50% shooting. The Wolverines improve to a total record of 21-3 with a league record of 4-2.

Before the game, Kalischer-Stork told HWTV he was aiming to score 20 points on the special occasion. Although Kalischer-Stork only recorded six points, he said he didn’t stop trying to score during the game.

“I’m always trying to hit shots, so the mentality didn’t change,” Kalischer-Stork said. “It’s senior night, so I came out here with a different mentality, taking nothing for granted.”

Kalischer-Stork, who is committed to play Division 1 basketball at Southern Methodist University, said he will miss the strong bonds he formed with his teammates.

“I mean, it’s a brotherhood,” Kalischer-Stork said. “The chemistry here is different, so I’m definitely going to miss that.”

The starting lineup was quite different for this game, as Boys’ Basketball Program Head David Rebibo started five seniors: Perry, Kalischer-Stork, Engelberg, George, and Delawalla. Engelberg said he was glad to be part of a memorable night for him, his team and his family.

“I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” Engelberg said. “Being able to start, being able to play in front of my family, was great. There were great vibes, a great attendance. I’m super happy with how I played, and how we played as a whole team.”

The team’s victory on senior night marks the end of regular season Mission League play. The team finished third in the league with a record of 4-2, behind Notre Dame and Sierra Canyon, in second and first place respectively. The Wolverines are expected to face Notre Dame in the Mission League semifinal Jan. 31, if they defeat either Alemany or Loyola at home Jan. 30.

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