Thunderbirds win two more

Hannah Brown
Eliazar Carrasco rises above the field for a Skyline dunk and score. The Skyline Thunderbirds of Pratt defeated two teams last week by completely lopsided scores.

On February 18 the Thunderbirds of Skyline traveled to Burrton High School to take on the Chargers. SHS played 15 different athletes, and 13 of those athletes scored during the game. Caleb Reece, a senior manager with a heart condition has not been able to play during high school, but entered the game with support from teammates and coach and scored 3 points. At the end of the game when the buzzer sounded, the final score was a lopsided SHS 60, BHS 10.

“We wrapped up league play this past week on the road at Burrton and home versus Fairfield,” said head coach Kenny Eddy. “We finished undefeated in the league and outscored our opponents 584-328 (28.4 avg margin of victory). At Burrton on Tuesday, the boys came out strong and the first quarter ended 22-0. Defensively they were all engaged to what we were trying to achieve. The rest of the game was much of the same. Everybody got plenty of playing time.”

Fairfield High School traveled to Skyline on Thursday, February 20. Because of the large lead the Thunderbirds had built, 19 different players get into the game. The Thunderbirds sent their seniors out on a high note, winning 78-34 over the Falcons.

“Thursday was our Senior Night. We suited up 19 boys and they all played. 9 of those 19 were seniors. Ryan Adams who is a normal starter for us gave up his spot to let Caleb Reece have his first career start. Caleb has been our manager the last three years because he had to stop playing due to a heart condition. On the first possession we ran a play for Caleb and he made our first three of the game. We ended the first half up 58-23 with eleven made threes. We ended with twelve different players scoring and four guys in double figures. Ryan Adams led us with 14 points. Followed by, Ryan Miller (12), Eliazar Carrasco (10), Sam Fisher (10),” coach Eddy said.

The T-birds went to Elkhart on February 25 for the beginning of post-season play.