The Start of an Improvement Year for Boys Basketball


The boys are going into their basketball season missing four of their five starters from last year. This year is going to be an improvement year, as they are already looking to their upperclassmen and juniors to step up this season. Senior captain Thomas Vallone says, “Chris Onofrio really showed what he’s capable of during summer league, and we are hoping more of [the underclassmen] come into the season ready as well.”

The boys have a really competitive schedule this year, which gives them the opportunity to show people the changes they have made in the off-season. Working hard in summer league hopefully will show during these upcoming games. Vallone said, “Cromwell is always big competition every year. Old Lyme also looks good this season, and Valley is always going to come out strong and play good defense against us.”

Their first game is Dec. 13 against Westbrook. The team is looking to come into the season strong with a win at Westbrook High School on Thursday. Their first home game is Monday, Dec. 17 against North Branford. They are hoping a lot of students and fans come out to support them in the first few games of the season. “We are going to need support from parents, teachers and students to have a successful season,” Vallone said. “We are hoping to have a packed gym at every home game, especially for our pink out game.”

Photos by: Thomas Vallone

The boys circle up to stretch
Devin Geoghegan shooting foul shots
Coach Donecker helping Del Cade