Winter sports update: Men’s basketball

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Lauren Evanseck

The men’s basketball team opens City tournament play on Jan. 23 in the Welch Activity Center.

Caleb Land, Sports Editor

Current varsity won/lost record: 10-2 (as of Jan. 17)

Key upcoming games: Irish are the Number-2 seed in the upcoming City tournament and will play the winner of the Howe vs. George Washington game on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Welch Activity Center. The semifinals will be played on Jan. 25 and the City championship game on Jan. 27 at 7:30 at Arsenal Tech. After the City tournament, the Irish travel to Culver Military Academy on Feb. 1 and host Center Grove on Feb. 4. 

Coach’s comments: Head Coach Mr. Jason Delaney wrote in an email, “Watching these young men overcome the obstacles that we have faced. We have been missing four major players that have experience due to injury or sitting out due to an IHSAA transfer. With that we have had many young players and players new to varsity step up. We’ve had some big wins so far, including over Carmel, Avon and Marion.” 

The coach added, “It is really cool to see the kids’ hard work paying off and them being rewarded with wins. We lost 95 percent of all of our stats with graduation last year, but these kids have stepped up and kept it going. That is when you know that you have a program and I’m so happy for them because of their buy in to what we are doing.”