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The Student News Site of Walt Whitman High School

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April 21, 2024

Boys basketball outclasses Churchill in regional semi-finals

The boys basketball team (18–5) defeated the Churchill Bulldogs (10–10) last night in the regional semi-finals, as they had a first-round bye. 

The first quarter started a bit rocky, as the Vikings couldn’t secure a strong lead. The game was tied at 14 a piece moving into the second quarter. The pace changed slightly, as Whitman was up by seven right before the buzzer. Churchill, looking to change the energy, took their chance with a ¾ court shot as the buzzer sounded. The shot was clean, and Whitman’s lead decreased to four going into halftime with a score of 34–30. 

After the half, Whitman stepped up and began playing as the power team they had been all season. The third quarter ended with a 52–43 score in favor of the Vikes. Churchill started to dominate the court in the fourth quarter, closing Whitman’s lead. The game ended with the Vikes on top and a 68–63 score. 

Per usual, junior Titian Derosa dominated and was the Vikes’ top scorer of the night with 17 points. Sophomore Will Shapiro also had a show-stopping night as he was the Vikes second highest scorer with  13 points. 

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The Vikes will host the number two seed, the Bethesda Chevy Chase Barons (15–4) on Tuesday night at the regional championship. 

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