Senior Larry Stokes shooting a lay-up shot.  Photo by Valerie Gonzaga

Senior Larry Stokes shooting a lay-up shot. Photo by Valerie Gonzaga

By, Carolina Rubio

Bonita Vista’s varsity boys’ basketball team won Wednesday night against Olympian High School’s Eagles, finishing with a score of 64-54. The game took place at Bonita and was off to a good start as the Barons managed to stay nine points ahead of Olympian in the first quarter. Seniors Larry Stokes, Abshir Abdi, and Peter Garcia kept control over the ball, keeping it off the Eagles’ side of the court the majority of the first two quarters and blocking jumpers from Olympian’s Jerome Hoover. Halfway into the game, Bonita Vista’s Coach Don Dumas seemed to be proud of his team.

“We’re playing physical, we’re going after rebounds, and that’s why we have the lead that we have despite our mistakes. I’m feeling good,” Dumas said.

Further into the game, Barons managed to stay ahead and score multiple shots on Olympian, with help from layups made by senior guard Nick Cevallos. Stokes and Abdi were key players when it came to regaining control of the ball and driving it towards the basket, with Abdi knocking down 15 points for the game.

The score came close during the fourth quarter as Olympian shot various successful free throws due to the fouls on Bonita’s behalf. Although the last few minutes of the game included consistent fouls and free throws, the Barons stayed ahead and won by ten points.

“We’ve made some mistakes, but overall we’re hustling,” Dumas says.

Bonita Vista’s next boys’ varsity game will be held at Eastlake High School on Friday February 6, against the Titans at 7 PM.