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CHS Boys Varsity Basketball Mid-Season Report

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CHS Boys Varsity Basketball Mid-Season Report

Li Chen and Cameron McHugh

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The 2018-19 CHS Boys Varsity basketball season officially started on December 6 as they traveled Oakland Mills, losing 67-52. The starting lineup this season consists of seniors Caleb Owens, Tiree Holmes, and Ben Hall, and juniors Kelvin Spruill Dashawn Dixon.  

The season started off rough as the Comets had to play three straight games on the road in a span of four days. Catonsville lost every single one of these games, with the closest margin of victory being nine points to Hammond.  

“Coach has been very patient so far this season,” said junior Khali Davis. “We have made many improvements throughout this season, and I feel as if we can win some of our upcoming games.” 

The next game, Catonsville suffered their largest loss of this season against the Dulaney Lions (92-37) where all the Comets fans knew the game was over by the end of the second quarter because they were down by more than 30 points The Comets also played against Mount St. Joseph in the Catonsville Classic, held in the CHS gym, where they lost 77-26. 

The Comets didn’t have their first official home game of the season until December 17 against Harford Tech, a close game they still lost, 64-60. Their most recent game was against Woodlawn where they suffered their tenth loss of the season, 61-52. Players remain optimistic however.   

“I have learned a lot this season, and I’ve been enjoying it so far,” said junior Parker Douala. “The rest of the season will definitely get better, and we’ll become a very hard team to beat.” 

Spruill echoed this statement. 

“We’ve had a rough start with a new team and a new coach,” said Spruill. “I personally have had a good season so far and believe no one has done good or harm to the team.” 

New head coach Dennis Keihm replaced coach Teron Owens. 

“The new coach is very patient with us and has a good system but have to play through the system. I think we are going to able turn thing around and have at least 7 wins,” Hall explained. 

With a total of 13 games left in the season, the Catonsville Comets won their first game of the season against Eastern Tech with an outrageous score of 70-46. Many fans hope there are more wins incoming as they reach mid-season.

Li Chen, Writer

Hi, my name is Li Chen, and I'm a sophomore. I like to play basketball and mountain bike as a hobby.

Cameron McHugh, Staff

Hi! My name is Cameron McHugh, and I am a sophomore here at Catonsville High! Obviously this is my second year taking journalism, and I am loving it. I...

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