The JV boys’ basketball team traveled to Fountain Central Saturday evening and lost by the score of 54-36. This was another tough loss to another slow start and bad first quarter. After halftime, better effort, execution, and team basketball led to a 26-26 tie in the 2nd half. The Stars are a really young group and this tough stretch of games will help them as they grow as players and move on the rest of the season. Kaden Bennington led the team with 10 points and Bryce Kopriva followed that up with 8 points. The Stars are now 1-4 on the season and will host Covington this coming Tuesday at 6pm.
The Western Boone Varsity Boys Basketball team traveled to Fountain Central Saturday evening to play a potential sectional opponent. The Stars started the game well leading at the end of first quarter 14-12. The second quarter brought foul trouble that led to a 25-30 deficit at the half. The Stars outscored the Mustangs three points in the second half but came up short with a final score of 46-48. The Stars hit four of seven from the free throw line while the Mustangs hit 13 of 18 free throws. Leading the scoring were: Seth McClaskey with 18, Jonathan McAtee, Garrett Morton and Conner Garrity each with 7, Casey Baird and Jeremiah Williams with 3 each and Kaden Bennington with 1 point. Josiah Smith also played but did not score. The Stars return home Tuesday night, 12/22 to host Covington High School. The Junior Varsity game starts at 6 PM followed by the Varsity.