Monday, April 23, 2018
With the new season just beginning, Huntley kicked off the year with high hopes because they had many returning varsity players. On Nov. 30 the varsity boys basketball played in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament on a Saturday afternoon at Crystal Lake Central. The boys basketball team took on Belvidere North. After winning against Belvidere North 65-46 last year, Huntley had the opportunity to show how much they had improved since then. Huntley won the game with a score of 84-65.
oming off of an 8-12 season, 4-6 in conference, the Red Raiders look to fight for playoff contention with their young squad. "We have a young group overall this year but I like the chemistry we showed over the summer,"...
Huntley’s varsity boys basketball team entered Friday night’s game against arch rival Jacobs undefeated and first in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division. With a win the visiting Jacobs team would take hold of first place in the conference. Huntley would not let that happen. Huntley defeated Jacobs 48-45 in a thriller at Huntley High School. The Raiders improved to 12-4 overall, and 5-0 in FVC Valley division.
Going into Friday night’s rivalry game at Jacobs, the Huntley boys basketball team had a one game lead on Jacobs in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division with two games left to play. Led by Senior Amanze Egekeze’s 24 points, Huntley became conference champion for the fourth straight year, with a 39-35 win against Jacobs.
Going into Friday night’s game against Jacobs, Huntley (7-12, 2-2 FVC) was riding a hot streak, winning four of their last six games and placing well at the Wheaton MLK tournament. Huntley’s hot streak came to an end Friday night, falling to Jacobs 58-3.
Seniors Blake Jacobs, Kyle Slonka, Riley Wicks, Amanze Egekeze, and Zack Gorney would all start their last high school game Tuesday night against the Auburn Knights. Entering the game with a 21-7 record, the Raiders had high hopes to continue in the State Tournament.