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RIGHT: Senior D’Avonte Garland shoots free throws to push the team ahead of the Junction City Blue Jays at the Valley Center Tournament on Jan. 19. “The game was amazing. I didn’t like the double over time—but we came out with a victory,” Garland said. FAR UPPER RIGHT: The players rest and watch the team play against Junction City. LOWER RIGHT: Junior Dommy Emerson plays against Junction City players.

Senior Kevin Gunter shoots free throws, which contributed to the 87-76 win.

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RECORD The boys varsity basketball team went up against Junction City at the Valley Center Tournament on Thursday Jan. 19. The team kept up in the lead throughout the whole game until they went into the first overtime. The team had to play catch up and tied again, going into the second over time. “It was a tough game from my point of view,” Reggie Smith, jr.,



Boys take third out of eight schools competing in the Valley Center Tournament

said. “Junction City had a good defense.” At that point the team started scoring points and got ahead of Junction City by 10 points. It came down to an intense ending with the score of 87-76. Although Junction City went home defeated, Smith thinks that the score was too close and they could have blown them out. - ALMA DELGADO