Boys’ basketball beats Des Moines Roosevelt 43-37

Roosevelt’s Nabil Musa ’18 shoots a jump shot over Peyton Williams ’19 Jan. 30. Musa had no points two rebounds, and one assist in a frustrating 43-37 loss.

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

The boys’ basketball team won their third straight game against the Des Moines Roosevelt Roughriders to improve to 13-3 on the season Jan. 30 by the score of 43-37. The first quarter was cagey with the game being close for the first five minutes until Camden Vander Zwaag ’18 hit a three pointer and then on the ensuing possession he got an and one to give them a 12-7 lead. They extended to nine at half time and the game looked in the bag when they entered the fourth quarter up eight. In the fourth quarter the Roughriders turned it up at one point going on an 8-0 run to reduce the deficit to two at 35-33. A few possessions later with Johnston up four Bo Sandquist ’18 hit a big 3 to make it 40-33 and sink the game.

Peyton Williams ’19 lead them team in scoring with 13 points on five of nine shooting adding eight rebounds. Vander Zwaag also added 12 points while Boston Grimes ’18 had 11 points on seven of eight free throw shooting and five assists and two steals. Sandquist on had three points but they might have been the most  important points of the game ending a big run and giving them the momentum again.