Basketball Answers the Final Call

Season ends with sectional loss to NDCL


Basketball Seniors and the Cheerleaders enjoy the pregame

     The West Geauga boys varsity basketball team did everything they could to finish out the season successfully. The team had a 5-17 record, but this doesn’t do justice to the amount of work they put in each day at practice and on game day. Two individuals who significantly stepped up their games were junior Chris Zannetti and senior Tim Snyder.

     When asked about the season, junior Michael “Big Arch” Archiable, responded with, “We’ve had a couple of rough patches this season, but that will not stop us from working hard and finishing out the season with a bang!”

     The Harvey game was a mirror of the season: close to the end. They boys gave it their all, but they untimely lost due to turnovers and their shooting percentage being under 30%.

     The Kenston game was another close one. The boys made a great effort holding Kenston in check the first, second, and third quarters. When asked how the performance of the team was, Zannetti said, “We had bright spots in the game and we are currently improving on our rough patches; but we are getting better!”

     The playoff game versus NDCL was the biggest game of the season and the whole season came down to this game. Head coach Mr. John Cardiero commented on the game saying, “We beat them once and we hoped to beat them again.” If the boys had won versus NDCL they would have gone on to play March 6th at Perry in the sectional finals. The boys gave it their best effort versus NDCL, and the game was close the whole way through. Despite their efforts, the boys were unable to pull through with the win. The final score of the game was 59 – 41 and the season was over!

     The biggest struggle for the boys this season was taking care of the basketball. To counter that issue, Cardiero was, “Trying to put ourselves in better opportunities to be successful on both ends of the floor.”

     When asked about the seniors, he commented, “They are a great group of guys. They are extremely fun to be around and are hard workers.”