Nets Cut and Trophies Hoisted

Varsity Boy’s Basketball Earns Second Straight Title, Competes in Playoffs for 11th Straight Season


Photo Courtesy of Mathew Minor

Posing for a picture, the boy’s varsity team celebrates their second straight district title. The trophy was awarded to the team after they beat Marble Falls on Friday night, 65-37. “A district championship as a senior is the perfect way to end our district play,” senior PF Luke Ferguson said. “You leave the high school knowing that you were the best in the district.”

Noah Hedges, Reporter

As the 2019-2020 regular season comes to a close, the team won the district title again for the second year in a row. The last game for the class of 2020 seniors was played in the Timberdome Friday, and the night was capped off as the whole team hoisted the district trophy and cut the net for the district title. 

“Especially as a senior, this championship means so much to us,” senior center Mathew Minor said. “Being able to close out our final regular season with sole possession of [the district title] two years running was exactly the momentum we need going into playoffs.”

The game went just as good as any last game should go, as the Wolves prevailed 65-37 over Marble Falls. This brought the team to a 10-1 district record and 25-5 overall. Going into the playoffs, the seniors especially, do not want this season to end before its time comes.

“I’m excited for new competition and to see what this team is really made of,” senior power forward Luke Ferguson said. “I think teams write us off and they do not think we can go far [in the playoffs].”

After solid players graduated last season, such as newfound UT Permian Basin duo Ethan Kieke and Josh Baker, along with sharpshooters Zach Herboek and Karson Cater, this team needed new faces, such as sophomore guard Jacob Swoboda, to step up in every game to make sure that Cedar Park basketball is not taken for granted.

“We were already close before, but this season has really formed a bond that will carry on for a lifetime,” Minor said. “Even the younger guys have stepped up to the plate and have become integral parts on our team and in our relationships as brothers.”

The Wolves will complete their regular season today at 7:00 p.m. against conference foe Pflugerville Connally, who provided the team’s only district loss this season. According to the seniors, the fight is going to be tough, but they think that they can pull it off with their district title driven momentum.