Varsity basketball wins over Bison, Winter Court tradition continues

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Kaylen Ayres

Senior Chris Hampton slam dunks the ball on a fast break. The Varsity boys beat the Bison 56-41 last night.

Tonight was a win in both courts as the Varsity Vikings brought home two wins against the High Point Central Bison and the Winter Court nominees presented at halftime.

The girls’ basketball team earned a staggering win of 89-7 against the Bison. Their record is no 18-2 and they are looking for another conference championship as they are undefeated in┬áconference.

The boys’ basketball team also brought home a handled win of 56-41 against the Bison. Their record is currently 18-3 and they are also 5-0 in conference.

The student section of tonight’s game paid tribute to Kobe Bryant who died tragically in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan. 26 by wearing the LA Laker colors and his jersey. They also used an ESPN table to “report” on the games.

Megan Harkey

At halftime of the boys’ game, the winter court shined at center court. Nominees included freshmen Thomas Gregory and Annadale Tuggle (escorted each other), sophomores Spencer Mann (escorted by Lauren Farley) and Allie Hopper (escorted by Sydney Brown), juniors Ryan Cost (escorted by Peyton Herring) and Evyn Dean (escorted by Josh Gee), and seniors Kema Leonard and Chantal Stalling (escorted each other), Blake Sullivan (escorted by Keely Woyahn), Brooke Johnson (escorted by Conor Hogan), Garrett Kessel (escorted by Mary Alex Beverly), Alexis Sirimongkhon (escorted by Calvin Toland), David Nguyen (escorted by Gabby Watson), and Marybeth Greene (escorted by Brandon Mills).

The Winter Court crowns were won by seniors Blake Sullivan and Marybeth Greene.

The next Viking home game is next Friday against the Ragsdale Tigers and is also senior night for the basketball teams. The girls’ game is at 6:00 p.m. and the boys will play at 7:30 p.m. with the senior presentations after the girls’ game.

All photos taken by Kaylen Ayres.