BMHS PrideTime Reporter
Brien McMahon Boys Basketball team is already 11 games into the season holding a 4-7 record and still hoping for a chance to make playoffs. The team lost the first two games followed by four wins. Unfortunately, they went into a drought losing 5 straight games.
Many may be wondering what’s going on with McMahon this year compared to the previous year when the record was flipped around and Brien McMahon Boys Basketball Team was 7-4.
“You win some games and you lose some games, you can’t win them all. If my brothers that I go on that court with every game day are giving it their all, then why would I be mad about a loss?,” says senior captain Xavier Rojas (‘18). Although the boys have been losing, Rojas doesn’t care if they come out with a win or lose as long as they have been playing with the same energy levels.
Rojas also says that the number one problem with the team this year is that they are having trouble working as a whole. Rojas feels that the team has all of the pieces to be a succesful team but they just don’t know how to put the pieces together yet.
Everyone can agree that team bonding is needed in any situation whether it’s for sports or in a workplace. According to TeamBonding.com, teamwork boosts performance levels and helps other players have a general idea of eachother’s strengths, weaknesses and interests on and off the court. Knowing this will help players work better together.
“I don’t think we have much of a family bond. Everyone kind of stays to themselves. We have a couple of guys that hang outside of school but most of the players stay to themselves,” says Rojas. If they could break this barrier, Rojas is confident that his team will be able to get back on track.
With the current record, Saikwon Williams (‘19) still believes that the team has a shot at making playoffs. “I think the boys and I are ready for anything. We live for these moments.” However, he still thinks that getting back on track won’t be easy.
The most important variable missing from the equation is trust. Williams says that the team must remain optimistic and have trust in eachother for the last 9 games left in the season. Although there is a lot of pressure, it’s not impossible.
With all the pressure on these boys shoulders, support is needed. Be sure to go to the last games and support them the whole way. The next home game is Friday, January 26th, against Staples High School at 7 p.m.