The 2018-19 basketball season has come to a close, a bit sooner than both teams would’ve liked as the Kodiaks began to peak at tournament time and had some good basketball yet to play. Untimely injuries and the flu impacted the boys’ team as they lost 55-57 in a nail biter against Thomas MacLaren to end their District run, finishing the year with an impressive 11-9 record.
The 14-9 girls’ team advanced to the District championship game for the first time in school history with a memorable 49-41 victory over #1 seed Peyton. After a cold first half of shooting against Simla, CSS fell 26-33 and finished in second place. The following week, a trip to Lafayette for the Regional game resulted in another disappointing 37-39 loss to Heritage Christian after leading by 10 points at the half.
Both teams showed signs of greatness throughout the season and more importantly, they improved and gained a better understanding of the game. If the stars align next year, and the teams meet their potential early on, both teams could make a run in the tournament resulting in a few more banners in the gym. The future looks to be bright for Kodiak basketball!
Awards were given to the teams’ top performers for the season:
Matt C. ’19: All-Conference 1st Team, Co-Most Valuable Player
John N. ’19: All-Conference Honorable Mention, Co-Most Valuable Player
Luke T. ’20: All-Conference Honorable Mention, Kodiak Coaches’ Award
Kyle J. ‘2o: All-Conference Honorable Mention, Most Improved Player
Whitney R., ’21: All-Conference 1st Team, Most Valuable Player
Sarina M., ’20: All-Conference 1st Team, Best Offensive Player
Kate G., ‘2o: All-Conference Honorable Mention, Best Defensive Player
Grace H., ’19: All-Conference Honorable Mention, Robb Kelley Coaches’ Award
Bailey R., ’21: Co-Most Improved Player
Alair F., ’21: Co-Most Improved Player