Terriers advance to regional semifinals

During the regional quarter final game, point guard Dexter Stallworth (12) dribbles the ball down the court to set up the offense.

On the road to states, the varsity boys basketball team proved its potential with an aggressive performance on Thursday against Land O’ Lakes in the regional quarter finals. Keeping the lead the entirety of the game, Terriers kept one thing in mind: trust the process.

Despite its win, the motivating slogan created by Coach Chris Ward only left the team disappointed in its effort as winning does not necessarily mean the team played well. ‘Trust the process” does not guarantee success every time, but “working within our system, doing what we can, trusting the coaches, and trusting ourselves,” said Junior Charley (12), “we weren’t satisfied, and we’re not going to settle for an easy win.”

Overall performance was not lacking, despite dissatisfaction from the coach. Terriers 69-58 double-digit win was not simply handed to them. The Terriers had 4 players scoring double figures. Zachary Carter (12) lead the way with 17 points for the Terriers and Kenric Montgomery (11) contributed 15 points.

Other lead scorer Tim Lawrence (12) added 12 points to the score. For Lawrence, ‘trust the process’ means to “trust your teammates and trust that the coaches always have your back,” which he applied during his performance. With states in mind, there is also an “easy dub and a trophy,” said Lawrence.

The boys’ basketball team will be heading to Mitchell to faceoff in the regional semifinal on Tuesday at 7 pm.