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  • The Shakespeare Club's performance of "Julius Caesar" will be on April 29 and 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the WAUD. Admission is $5.

  • Festival of the Arts is April 26 and 27 from 6-9 p.m.

  • Come to A234 on April 26 during lunch for a presentation on immigration and refugee settlement. Pizza will be served.

  • The media center will be closed before and during school April 26 for SMOB voting.

  • See Ms. Safran in B311 if you're interested in becoming Whitman's liaison to the Montgomery County Regional SGA.

  • Whitman Idol is April 25 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $5.

  • Anyone interested in auditioning as a speaker at graduation should come to A212 on April 27 after school.

  • Tickets for prom are being sold starting April 24 at $45 per person.

  • The Science Club will be hosting interactive discussions and presentations on April 25. Come to Room C326 after school.

  • Dogs will be visiting Whitman on April 21. Stop by the small gym during both lunch periods.

Feb. 28 Sports Recap

Boys basketball takes down Churchill in overtime behind a career-high performance from McClelland

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Guard Jack Mclelland goes up for a contested layup as part of his career-high 24 point performance. Photo by Rachel Hazan.

Guard Jack Mclelland goes up for a contested layup as part of his career-high 24 point performance. Photo by Rachel Hazan.

Guard Jack Mclelland goes up for a contested layup as part of his career-high 24 point performance. Photo by Rachel Hazan.

By Ben Levin

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Boys basketball

The boys basketball team (17–5) advanced to the next round of the playoffs after slipping past the Churchill Bulldogs 65–62 in a nail-biting overtime contest.

The Vikes closed the first half with a dominant 14–4 second quarter. However, the Bulldogs retaliated in the fourth quarter, sending the game into overtime with a game tying three-pointer to cap off a 24–14 run.

Lead by guard Jack McClelland, who had a season-high 24 points, the Vikings were able to seal their victory after one extra period.

“I was telling myself the whole game that we weren’t going to lose to Churchill at home, especially for me when it’s my senior year,” McClelland said. “I was going to do whatever it took to get the win.”

Guard Alex Sanson and forward Max Oppenheim contributed 13 and 10 points respectively, and shot a combined 13-14 at the free-throw line.

The Vikes’ next opponent is RM, whom they’ve lost to twice in the regular season.

“We got the win and now we’re just looking to build off the momentum we had after the win,” McClelland said. “We are known for playing our best basketball at the end of the season and into playoffs so our chemistry is at the level it needs to be to make a run.”

The Vikes play at Richard Montgomery Thursday 7 p.m. in the sectional finals.

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