WHS basketball recap: Jan. 19, 2022

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COVID reared its ugly hand – again – and shook up the Winters High School basketball schedule. Because of the recent surge, the junior varsity women’s team was sidelined from action. However, the other WHS basketball teams were able to lace up for a little competition.

In a rescheduled game last Wednesday, Jan. 12, the junior varsity men took on Colusa High School for a second time. The RedHawks would prove as ferocious in the rematch, handing the junior varsity squad a 30-point loss.

The varsity women also had a rematch scheduled against Colusa on Jan. 12. After losing in their previous game against the RedHawks, the Warriors sought to rebound with a victory. Although they put up a good fight, Colusa would win 39-19.

“Colusa got us pretty good last time with their high screen and roll, but this time we were better prepared,” said head coach Jeff Christian. “I thought the girls played an amazing game. We lost 39-19, but it was a lot closer than the score. Once we develop our offensive skills, we will begin to beat some teams.”

While the varsity men played Colusa the previous week, they laced up against I-5 rival, Willows High School on Friday, Jan. 14. Winning for the varsity Warriors has become something of a habit this season as they plucked the Honkers in a 66-47 victory.

“It was great to be back in our home gym for a game, and although the guys were a little rusty to start, they found their groove,” said head coach Brendan McShea, praising his team’s fight. “The full-team effort to come out and beat Willows by 19 without any time to prepare and missing some teammates is a sign of how much these Winters players are connected and focused. We know how precious each day in the gym is, and we won’t waste any of them.”

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