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Back-to-Back Wins Place ‘Cats Game Away From Playoffs

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Eli Schwartzman
Bobcats celebrate their 57-41 win against Tolland in Monday’s game.

The Bobcats are coming off back-to-back wins this week, moving their record to 7-10 as they stare down their second to last home game. The ‘Cats have to win one more of their next 3 games in order to advance to the playoffs.

On February 5, the South Windsor Boys Basketball team played against their rival, Tolland. The final score was 57-41, with South Windsor taking home the win on their home turf. Co-Captain London King scored 31 points, had 11 rebounds and stole the ball 4 times against the Eagles. 

“I’m glad we were able to come away with a win against Tolland after losing to them earlier in the season. Everyone contributed to the win and everyone played their role to the best of their ability and it ended up getting us the win. I’m proud of the guys,” senior London King said.

Junior Tyler Pottinger had his first varsity start and scored 13 points and had 15 rebounds.

Junior Tyler Pottinger gets back onto defense after scoring a basket against Tolland. (Eli Schwartzman)

“I know I had a good game, but it wasn’t just me,” commented Pottinger. “My teammates set me up for every basket and every opportunity I had to make a change for the team.”

With the stands packed, fans were excited to see this rival game and what the outcome would be. 

The game started off with junior Ethan Burke scoring the first point. The Bobcats kept a good lead throughout the whole game. Halfway through the game, King was shoved in the face, which led to a nose bleed. However, he came back with a strong start after the incident and was resilient throughout the rest of the game. 

During half time, students and parents were able to get baked goods at a stand in the Hall of Achievements to help support the Black Students Alliance Club (BSA).

I’m proud of the guys

— London King

“The bake sale allows us to raise funds for that will go towards future events that we host, as well as field trips and support the club to help build stronger community together,” senior Lotachukwu Onyia said. 

After this win, the ‘Cats took on Libertas Academy in Mass on Tuesday, February 6th. South Windsor won 80-54. Joey Bemis scored 25 points and had 16 rebounds after being sick. Brayden Edwards had his first ‘double double’ with 12 points and 10 assists against the Lions. 

February 8th the Bobcats take on Rham High School home and need a win in order to clinch a spot in the state playoff tournament.

“If we want to get it done tonight, it all starts on the defensive end. We need a lot of effort”, said starting point guard, sophomore Brayden Edwards.

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Jaelyn Salas, Staff Writer
Jaelyn is a senior at South Windsor High School who played on the girls volleyball team. Salas has aspirations to major in marketing when she continues with furthering her education. She values friends and family and loves a good shopping day.
Eli Schwartzman, Web Manager
Sophmore Eli Schwartzman is the web editor for The Bobcat Prowl. Schwartzman enjoys sports photography, and is regularly attending local sporting events with his camera to take pictures. He has a love for sports, both watching and playing. His favorites to watch are college football and the MLB, while his favorite sport to play is baseball. Outside of school, you can find Eli at the baseball fields, taking pictures at a sporting event, or hanging out with his friends.