Boys’ basketball drops league road game


Guard Johnny Juzang ’20 loses the ball during the Wolverines loss to Alemany Nov. 9. Juzang finished the game with a team high 18 points. Credit: Aaron Park/Chronicle

Aaron Park

The Wolverines fell to Alemany 74-52 Wednesday night, never recovering from an early 16-0 Warriors run.

Minus sophomore guard Cassius Stanley ’19, the team’s scoring revolved mostly around Johnny Juzang ’20, who notched 18 points.

Multiple sources confirmed that boys’ basketball program head David Rebibo had told the team Tuesday that Stanley had asked for the day off. Stanley was at the game on the bench in street clothes and did not play.

After Juzang and Carter Begel ’17 executed a quick pick-and-roll to open the scoring, the Wolverines failed to score for more than half the quarter.

“We came out a little slow, we got a little passive,” team captain Ali Iken ’17 said. “We were letting it (sic) take it to us and we were just backing up. In the second half, we just needed to be more aggressive. We started taking it to them, take it to their big guys.”

Despite missing Stanley, Iken said that the sqaud’s game planning was unaffected.

“We just wanted to come out, play hard as a team and share the ball, work defensively,” Iken, who finished with five points and three assists, said. “It was a tough night, they were making those shots. We played hard, that’s all we could ask for.”

The Wolverines will finish the season Friday with Senior Night at home against Chaminade.