MERIDIAN – Before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Meridian boys basketball team opened the season with a 56-47 victory over Texas Wind Nov. 15 at Jacket Gymnasium.
Before taking a week off for Thanksgiving, the Jackets (2-2) fell to Clifton, 52-34, Nov. 19, rebounded to defeat Gustine, 65-51, Nov. 22, before getting knocked off by Bosque County arch-rival Valley Mills, 58-28, last Tuesday. Meridian resumes non-district action today when they travel to Iredell to take on the Dragons at 7:30 p.m.
“Right now, I am paying close attention to see that we are improving from game to game,” Meridian’s second-year boys basketball head coach Carlos Johansson said. “Every little thing matters. Every stat matters. And playing as a team matters. So that’s where we are right now.”
In the season opener against Texas Wind, senior Matt Rosas scored a team-high 20 points, followed by senior Demarius Parks with 11. Junior Garrett Murphy dominated the board with 11 rebounds, adding eight points, and grabbing four steals, while senior Zade Kendall pulled down seven rebounds and tossed in seven points, and junior Dylan Poole scored eight points.
“Overall, it took some great defense and just taking care of the ball,” Johansson said. “I’m very pleased with our boys’ composure. We have great chemistry this year being our second year together and having been in situations like this before.”
Photos by SIMONE WICHERS-VOSS
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