Post Season Shortcomings: State High Basketball


Auden Yurman

Senior Cam Villarouel dribbles past the competition at Senior Night. The game, played versus Central Dauphin, was Villarouel and his fellow seniors last game played in the North Game.

Kaylee Richards, Staff Writer

The State High Varsity Basketball Team defeated Altoona in a very, very intense battle against the Altoona Mountain Lions on Thursday, February 21st.

Leading scorer, senior Cam Villaroel, led the team totals with 18 points, while senior Brenden Franks trailed closely behind Villaroel with 16 points and 10 assists. Senior Tommy Friberg also put up 14 points in the district game.

The first quarter saw State High trailing behind Altoona with a score of 16-11. What was thought to be an easy game proved to be more than a challenge for the young State High athletes. State High twice defeated Altoona previously in the season.

State High later was in able to tie the game 42-42 in the fourth quarter, leaving only a few minutes between them and their annual goal. After coming up from behind in the first half, State High was able to defeat Altoona with a final score of 56-51. Although the game may have had its ups and down, the team knew they had an even bigger beast lying ahead.

The team then went on to play nationally recognized allstars Kennedy Catholic for a chance to continue towards State playoffs. Although the team boasts three Division I commits, including a 6”10 McDonald’s All American, State High was able to hold Kennedy Catholic to 16-16 in the second quarter. However, the score would settle at 97-53, which Kennedy Catholic making their way into State playoffs over State High.

The team finishes with a record of 13-10. Coached by Brian Scholly, the teams returning letter winners have plenty look forward to in the coming season.