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Trinity boys basketball demands order on the court

Photo courtesy of Peyton McCray
Captains of the team, Dante DeRubbo (L) and Tyler Johnson (R) stand together with their families on senior night to celebrate their years of success.

The Trinity boys basketball team has had a great season this year. This season, the boys practiced daily and performed a variety of drills and scrimmages to continue to improve.

The boys made it to the playoffs this year and ended the season with a 10-13 record.

The team’s seniors are Tyler Johnson and Dante DeRubbo, who are also the captains of the team.

Johnson has been playing basketball for 12 years, and although he is sad that the season has ended, he is hopeful for the remaining underclassmen, whom he believes have great talent.

He said that his motivation to play has stemmed from “Kyrie Irving. I have always admired shorter basketball players because, well, I’m shorter than them, so I like to think that if they can do it, I can too.”

DeRubbo has been playing for 12 years as well and has enjoyed his time playing for Trinity. He believes that the team has had a rough year physically, with various sicknesses and injuries this season. He said this disadvantage actually ended up being a huge learning opportunity for the underclassman who were able to step up and help lead their team to victory time after time.

DeRubbo says his best advice for the underclassman is, “Don’t take the time you have with your friends and coaches for granted.”

Both captains are looking forward to college but will always have a special place in their hearts for their Trinity team. They both plan to stay connected with their teammates and be there to encourage them along the way.

Anthony Giorgi, sophomore, has enjoyed this season with his teammates, and he believes that the team has continued to grow closer. 

As he described it, “we’ve grown to have more team chemistry and we all have fun together.” 

Giorgi says that he believes team communication and teamwork skills have impacted their ability to win. He notes that this season has been very impactful for him and he looks forward to what the team can accomplish next season.

The rest of the boys on the team are already preparing for next year’s season and are hoping they make it even further in the playoffs next year.

Johnson leaves his team with one remaining piece of advice: “Play every play like it is your last play, because you never know when your last play will be.”

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