Tom Bean Athletics


Season Opening Success


Athletic Staff | 11/15/2023

Last night marked the highly anticipated home opener for our Tomcat Basketball junior varsity (JV) and varsity squads. Both teams would face off against Valley View in their inaugural games of the season.

The JV team set the stage for the evening, demonstrating impressive teamwork and skill on both ends of the court. From the opening tip-off, it was clear that our team was determined to make a statement. The players wasted no time in establishing a commanding lead, showcasing a formidable defense and a willingness to share the ball. By the end of the first half, the scoreboard told a story of dominance, with our JV team holding a substantial 28-13 lead. The third quarter was a defensive masterpiece, as they held Valley View scoreless. The game concluded with a decisive victory for our team, ending with a final score of 47-24. Andrew Secreto led the charge, contributing 11 points to the team's impressive win.

Buoyed by the success of the JV team, the Varsity squad entered the match with confidence and a determination to replicate the earlier victory. The first quarter set the tone, as our varsity players demonstrated a cohesive style of play, converting solid defense into quick and effective offense. The scoreboard reflected our dominance, with a 15-3 lead at the end of the opening period. The second quarter brought a brief challenge as foul trouble loomed, but our team navigated through it, allowing Valley View only two successful shots. Despite the adversity, we went into halftime with a comfortable 30-11 lead. The third quarter showcased the team's resilience and determination, outscoring Valley View 22-7 and putting us ahead 52-18. The final quarter saw the Eagles finding a bit of rhythm, but our lead proved insurmountable, securing a final score of 58-31 in our favor.

Branson Ashlock: 16 pts, 5 rebs, 3 stls
CJ Richter: 13 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts
Matthew Ball: 12 pts, 2 asts
Bobby Rogers: 8 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts
Garrett Kelly: 7 pts, 8 rebs
Maguire Poole: 7 rebs

This Friday the Tomcats will host Lindsay. The JV will start the night at 5:00 pm and the varsity will play at 6:15 pm.