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Boys basketball set for Senior Night clash

The team will play American Collegiate Academy tonight at 7pm.
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Cade Walters
Seniors Cade Walters, Will Deprenger, Nick Yatros, and Jackson Sisler pose for the camera

Tonight at 7 pm at Hoagland Arena, the Falcon basketball team will honor the team’s seniors. The Senior Night game will be against American Collegiate Academy’s Rough Riders.

The program, set to begin fifteen minutes before tip-off, will celebrate four seniors, Will Deprenger, Nick Yatros, Jackson Sisler, and Cade Walters.  

After the event, the Falcons will square off against the Rough Riders, who boast an 11-3 record this season. 

According to Head Coach Matt Fletcher, the match should be a high-scoring, exciting exhibition. The Falcons are led by senior forward, Nick Yatros, who’s averaging 15.5 points per game. On the opposing side, sophomore center Marcus Green is averaging 30 points per game for the Rough Riders. 

Tonight’s game will not only be an excellent showcase of basketball, but a special night to recognize long-time Saint Stephen’s athletes: all of the senior athletes have played together since middle school. There is a special kind of bond between these seniors. 

Come out to Hogland Arena to bring the energy and support needed to get the win. Fletcher believes the student body can have a big impact on tonight’s game.  

“People should come to support the seniors,” Fletcher said, “who have dedicated multiple years to Saint Stephen’s athletics in multiple sports.”

Regarding the team’s chances tomorrow night, Fletcher likes the Falcon’s chances. 

“Our team loves a good challenge and will be extra motivated to get the job done on senior night.” 

According to several players, the team is excited and emotional for one of the last games of the season.  Many believe the best way to celebrate the moment is to show up and cheer for what should be an entertaining night.

Senior point guard Jackson Sisler added his thoughts on this.  

“Primetime entertainment, you’re with your buds, eating a hot dog, watching me and the brothers get some buckets, there is nothing like that.” 

 
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Cade Walters, Staff Writer, Videographer, Photographer
Cade Walters is a senior and joining the Gauntlet for his first year. He wants to leave a mark in the video and photography team here in the newsroom. He has spent his years playing varsity baseball and basketball and even plans to play in college. He enjoys his free time training, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.

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