COLORADO SPRINGS — Senior night is all about recognition and having fun. The Widefield boys basketball team did just that in their 67-57 win over The Classical Academy on Tuesday night.
“It was definitely bittersweet tonight with it being our last home game, but at the end of the day we all have really bright futures ahead of us,” said Widefield senior forward Tre Pierre. “Now we have to just go and make this last one a good one.”
Pierre led Widefield with 22 points to go along with key rebounds and assists. Senior T.J. Davis contributed 17 points, and Randall Days also provided a hefty 17 points. The three players combined to score 28 points through the end of the first half.
“We’re happy because we started off the season in the league with a 1-2 record and we had a lot of people who doubted us,” Davis said. “We knew that we could pull through and now we’re in the spot where we’re one game away from getting the league championship.”
Widefield (18-4 overall, 13-2 4A CS Metro League) led TCA 39-25 at halftime, but the Titans came out fighting in the second half. TCA (14-8, 10-5) cut the lead in the fourth quarter and were within ten points from Widefield. It wasn’t enough to take down Widefield, which is now on a 12-game winning streak.
“They just kept fighting back,” said Widefield head coach Mark Munoz. “That’s a credit to them and their coach and their resilience to play hard, but I’m proud of guys for getting the job done.”
TCA was led on Tuesday by Jared Belcher, who scored 18 points and Michah Lamberth, who scored 15 points. The Titans will finish their regular season on Thursday with a home game against Harrison.
Going undefeated at home this season, the Widefield boys now switch their goals to the last game in the regular season, which will be against Canon City this Thursday.
“Our approach this season has been just one possession, one quarter, and one game at a time,” Munoz said. “We will enjoy this win, but it will be short lived because will be getting focused on Canon City.”
No matter what the score would have been Thursday night, one thing was evident: That Widefield was going to go out and just have fun. Smiles filled the gym, and that is how all senior night games should be played.
“We have a really good group of guys and I’m extremely proud of all of our seniors,” coach Munoz said.