Varsity basketball shoots past SLUH in final minutes

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Rachel Kendrick

Jake Meier (12) shoots in the Tigers' win over St. Louis University High on Dec. 9. Meier contributed 9 points and two assists in the win.

The OHS varsity basketball team knocked off Saint Louis University High (SLUH) 62-61 in their first game of the new season.

“It’s an exciting win for the program against good competition,” head coach Nick Traxler said.

The Tigers did not trail at the end of any quarter throughout the game and defense was the Tigers’ calling card. Forward Donnell Paine (12) got a team-high 4 steals and was aggressive all night.

“It was a great win to open the season,” guard Kolade Osikoya (12) said.

The Tigers went down a bucket with minutes to play but battled back, scoring a basket and then hitting free throws to seal the victory.

“I feel great. I feel confident, optimistic about the rest of the season,” guard Joe Green said (12). “I understand we have a lot to work on, and we plan to work hard to bring some more wins.”

The Tigers lost to Webster and then came back with a win against Marquette. The team is 2-1 and will play next Dec. 13 at noon against University City in the Webster Groves tournament.

 

Joe Green (12) dribbles past a St. Louis University High defender. Green was OHS's third-highest scorer with 11 points on the game.
Joe Green (12) dribbles past a St. Louis University High defender. Green was OHS’s third-highest scorer with 11 points on the game.