Winter sports update: Men’s basketball

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Megaphone Staff

Current varsity record: 3-1 (as of Dec. 7)

Season highlights: The Irish opened the season with a win over a 2A ranked team, Bowman Academy, at home and beating Cincinnati (Ohio) Woodward, a team that features the ninth-ranked point guard in the nation, according to Head Coach Mr. Jason Delaney. 

On Dec. 4, the team traveled to Brebeuf Jesuit and came away with a 70-58 win. The next evening, the Irish played in the Santa Shootout at Brownsburg, losing to Fort Wayne Homestead 71-65 in double overtime. According to statistics posted on MaxPreps, during the first two games, several varsity players are averaging in double figures, include senior Tayshawn Comer (16 points per game), senior Jalen Johnson (15), junior Jaxon Edwards (14) and senior Vincent Brady (13).

Key upcoming games: The team travels to Warren Central on Dec. 11 and hosts Arsenal Tech in the Welch Activity Center on Dec. 19.

Coach’s comments: In an email, Delaney wrote that being able to play two quality games in the Covid atmosphere. While there were no fans in Cincinnati, Delaney said the experience will force his team to be mentally tougher and to play well together.