By Jadi Trumpet ’16
Hopes and dreams for a championship were cut short after the Varsity Boys’ Basketball team lost to the Harry Van Arsdale Cardinals. The basketball team won one game in the playoffs against the Martin L. King Jr. Knights.
The Hornets fought a tough match up against Martin L. King on February 24, 2015. After winning the tip-off, the Hornets were on a mission to win by sinking a three pointer. Throughout most of the game, Midwood led with their center Markos Plimalkis ’15 dominating the inside by scoring 17 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Keishawn Butler ’15 and Devon Tash ’16 added 12 and 15 points to the scoreboard.
“ The game is becoming really easy since I’ve mastered my post moves to dominate the defense. I am a senior trying to do what it takes to bring my team to the next round,” said Plimakis during halftime.
Up until the fourth quarter, the Hornets were in control, but M.L.K started to get back into the game with their leading scorer Jonathan Rodriguez ’15 sinking three after three. It was a tough battle, but Midwood came out victorious in a close 62-58 win. Next came an even harder match up: Harry Van Arsdale Cardinals.
Midwood walked into a loud, cheerful gym at Harry Van Arsdale, but was still ready to play on February 27. With both teams having their game faces on, it was time to battle. The first half of the game was intense with Tash hitting ten of his 20 points and Butler making eight of his. It was a close game and neither team seemed to play better than the other. In the second half , Harry Van Arsdale came ready to change the game. Point guard, Xavier Davenport ’16 kept driving to the paint and finishing easily against the Hornets superb man-to man defense.. The Hornets kept trying, slowly getting back into the game, but it was not enough. The Midwood Hornets Varsity Basketball team season came to an end with a 62-51 loss.
After the loss , the team was upset, especially the seniors since it was their last PSAL game. They were happy about the season and proud about what the team has done , since it was their final year playing together.
“ After playing all four years of Midwood basketball, I’m glad I could end my career with a playoff run.” said Grossman.
Midwood basketball will soon return to workouts and is working hard to bring back a championship for the 2015-2016 season.
“After going far with a very inexperienced team, our expectations for next season are very high. Midwood basketball will be a very competitive team the next two years,” said head coach Mr. Victor Gjecaj.