PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: JAN 16 – 22 Varsity boys beat Whitney for first time in CVC play



The Performance of the Week for the week of Jan. 16-22 was the varsity boys basketball team’s 71-57 victory over the Whitney Wildcats. The win marks the first time that the Tigers have defeated the Wildcats since their entrance into the Capital Valley Conference.

The boys were fairly even with the Wildcats at the beginning of the game but had earned themselves a lead entering the half. Whitney came out strong at the beginning of the second half but the Tigers managed to hold them until they themselves pulled away late in the fourth quarter for the win.

Senior guard Sean Granucci feels that junior Joe Cirrincione and seniors Zack Mancha and Brandon Del Rosario were able to provide the necessary firepower that enabled the boys to earn their big lead late in the game.

He says that the win was a big one as it halted the Wildcats’ undefeated run in league, and this boosted the boys’ confidence. This confidence, he feels, has carried over into the team’s recent games.

“We were able to go into their house and knock them off,” Granucci said. “They had a really big crowd and I think that the confidence we gained from that game has shown in our most recent games.”