Cruz CunillTuesday, February 14, 2023
On the last day of January, Altamont basketball played rival Indian Springs. The boys JV, varsity girls, and varsity boys games were thrilling and packed with excitement. To start the evening, the JV boys played with lots of effort and intensity but fell short of winning the game. The girls varsity team played some of their best basketball all year to try to overcome a size disadvantage, but they fell short as well.
The boys’ varsity team came into this game hungry for revenge. The Knights had not beaten Indian Springs in the past three matchups. This game was for bragging rights. Altamont came into the game with a record of 11 and 11, while Springs was 8 and 4.
From the tip off, fans knew it was going to be a thriller. Springs came out hot scoring 15 points and leading going into the second quarter. The Knights reduced their deficit to one point going into halftime. In the second half, it was all Altamont. The Knights scored 29 points in the second half alone. In the fourth quarter, they blew the game open and took home the victory. The game finished with a final score of 51 to 34. Eighth grader Greyson Horton led the way in scoring with 11 points, including one three pointer. Senior Clayton Hemingway finished the game with 9 points. It was a great all-around game for the team. Go Knights!
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