Bringing Basketball Back


The Spring Mills boys’ varsity basketball team played at their first tournament for the 2018-2019 school year at Musselmen on December 7th and 8th. They worked hard but lost with a final score of 59-78. 

The team captains, seniors Darrius Bush and Shawn Baker, led the team and learned a lot from this first experience.  

“It was an exciting start. We were all eager to get out there and make our coach proud. I’m just happy we got to have the experience, and now we can learn from it and do better next time,” said senior Shawn Baker.  

Although the event was held at Musselmen, Spring Mills did not play against them, I instead they played Stonewall Jackson and Stafford.  

“I really enjoyed the diversity. We played schools that weren’t from around here, and it was nice to see what other counties had to offer,” said Baker.  

Although the captains help direct the team, their real jobs are to pay attention to the team’s mistakes and learn from them.  

“We didn’t play defense enough, and we turned the ball over too much. We got into some foul trouble and we could’ve performed better,” said senior Darrius Bush.  

To make a real team, it is important to have a good relationship with the team members. This team is a good example.  

“These guys are like my brothers. We fight and we play around, but when it comes down to it, I wouldn’t have anyone else surrounding me when I’m out there on the court,” said Bush.