Boys’ Basketball stampedes Wayland on senior night

James McDermott

NESPA Winner: Sports story, 2023

The Ghostwriter, Westford Academy, Westford, MA

Westford Academy Boys’ Basketball improved to 7-6 on the season after blowing out Wayland 85-41 at home on Tuesday Jan. 31 on their senior night.

A season-high 85 points, coupled with stifling defense, gave Wayland little hope from the opening tip-off. Almost every single player for WA got in the scoring column, while only two players reached double-digit points. This display of team basketball was a huge factor in their dominant victory and demonstrates that WA has the potential to be a very dangerous team for the rest of the season, and into the playoffs.

After an emotional senior night ceremony, the first quarter was set to begin, and WA came out with a ton of energy early on. Senior Yuvi Gahlaut knocked down two threes from the right wing, and senior Asa Geller got free on a fast break for a layup. On the other end of the floor, WA forced multiple turnovers, helping WA jump out to a 10-0 lead before a Wayland timeout with four minutes remaining in the opening frame.


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