Coaches Vs. Cancer

Coaches Vs. Cancer

Naila Vohra

OHS Varsity basketball battled it off with Mehlville High School (MHS) in the annual Coaches Vs. Cancer game at OHS on Feb. 7 with all the seats filled.
In the end OHS won by 14, leaving OHS with the win, 58-44.

As OHS students and staff welcomed many MHS fans in the doors of OHS, things instantly took off. OHS got a head start with a 16 point lead in the first period; ending the first quarter with 21-5.

“We weren’t really playing MHS, we were just playing basketball the best we could and I guess it worked out,” head coach, Nick Traxler, said.

At this point OHS knew it would be a fast shoo-in to the win. With a 16 point lead, it would take a lot of effort throughout the rest of the game for MHS to make a come back, and OHS wasn’t going to let that happen.

By the end of the 2nd quarter OHS was up by 14 and continued to slowly climbed their way to a win, but MHS wasn’t going down with out a last second fight. They scored six points within the last minute of the game and OHS scored one last shot with 6.6 seconds left.

MHS was disappointed with their loss, but both teams knew what the game was truly about; bringing awareness to those who have loved and lost due to cancer.