By Irmina Chrzastek – Staff Reporter
The young Jonathan Law boys basketball team recently finished its winter season.
The team posted a 2-18 record, but took many positives away from the season.
“Our biggest goal was to win back-to-back game this year, which we did against Lyman Hall and Platt Tech,” sophomore William Contaxis said.
The team has improved as a whole since last year.
“The team has very much improved,” senior captain Thomas Gambardella said. “We lost most seniors, but obtained a lot of talent from the junior class and underclassmen.”
Head coach Mr. Dooley also believes the team has improved since last season.
“I think we improved on offense, especially in our transition game and press defense,” Dooley said.
Not only did the team get along well on the court, but off the court they had great chemistry as well.
“We actually had a good chemistry because most of us have been playing for a while,” junior Dean Pettway said.
The team is proud of their improvements from last season and their achievements from this season.
“Our goals were to win eight games, beat Foran, East Haven, and Lyman Hall,” Dooley said. “We did beat Lyman Hall but fell short of those other goals.”
The team is also happy with how the incoming freshmen looked and their potential for the seasons to come.
“The incoming freshmen looked talented and full of potential and they need to work hard in the offseason to possibly contribute on the varsity level next year,” junior Conor Creane said.
Gambardella also has advice for next year’s captains.
“Be a role model on and off the court,” said Gambardella. “Just because you’re not playing doesn’t mean that younger players won’t watch the way you act.”
Returning players are very excited for next season.
“I’m very hopeful,” Contaxis said. “Next season we are hoping to get more wins and maybe make states as our ultimate goal.”