WHS boys basketball grabbed its first win in Marmonte League competition with a 55-34 win over Thousand Oaks High School on Mon., Jan. 8.
The Warriors, fueled by a strong performance from center Albert Zhang ’18, held a 27-12 lead going into halftime and managed to hold off the Lancers late in the game.
“With three games in one week, it’s pretty crazy,” said head coach Kyle Kegley. “We are trying to take things one game at a time. But, to get a road win against your rival, it always feels good no matter what day or what time.”
Zhang put up his best stat line of the season, posting 15 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 blocks on the way to victory.
“He had one of the best defensive performances I’ve ever seen,” said Kegley. “He completely controlled the game. It was dominant to say the least.”
As the anchor of the Warriors, Zhang knows it’s his job to protect the rim at all times.
“Some games, I will get more blocks than others,” said Zhang. “But every game, I’ll be there to alter shots if I’m not blocking them.”
Standing out in the backcourt, guard Kyle MacLean ’20 led the Warriors in points with 15, tying Zhang.
The Warriors will return home on Wed., Jan. 10 to play Newbury Park High School and try to improve their record.