Raider hoops tips off: Red and white game

Feature Photo By: Tahir Springs – Seniors Ryan Ongala and Amanuel Bulbulad hang out in the commons the day of the scrimmage. They both will be playing on the white team during the scrimmage.

By: Tahir Springs, Review Staff

It is that time of year once again for the annual Red and White game to start off the basketball season. Thirty-five years ago, Rangeview began the tradition of scrimmaging the teams against each other. Since then, many would say that the game is a great way to start out the season and get the fans excited.

Senior Sebastian Ames says, “Every time I’ve [gone], it’s always been entertaining to see the new teams and watch them go at each other.”

The game is meant to be a fundraiser for the team to get new equipment for the season.

Boys’ Head Coach, Shawn Palmer, says, “We spend the money that we get from the ticket sales on practice jerseys, basketballs, and uniforms.”

Last year, Assistant Boys’ Varsity Coach Jon ‘Sobes’ Sobolewski and Boys’ JV Head Coach Bradley Emmer coached the boys teams. Sobes’ team was able to get the win over Emmer’s by just eight points, pulling away in the fourth quarter. This year, they will coach again and try to keep it competitive.

The girls will play at 6 p.m. in the main gym tonight; the boys tip off immediately afterward.

From the start of this season, there’s been a lot of young players added to the boys varsity team, as well as some that stayed from last year. With such a young core, many say they are excited to see what kind of team they will be and how the season will go.

Returning Sophomore varsity player Jaden Gale says, “I’m excited for the season to start because it’s going to be very fun and I think we can make it all the way to the Coliseum.”

 

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