Tiger game plan produces more wins over two California teams

Tiger game plan produces more

wins over two California teams

By James Tilson

Staff writer

Feb. 1, 2018


TAFT, CALIF.—Wasatch Academy’s boys basketball team scored a solid team victory on the road over Taft High School at the Rolling Hills Prep State Preview in Taft, Calif., by the score of 76-59.

The matchup was on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Cerritos College.

Curtis Condie, Wasatch Academy’s coach, called it a “quality team victory” over what he characterized as “the No. 1 L.A. City team in the San Fernando Valley.”

Condie said his team was very well prepared for the Taft game-plan, and he could tell it unnerved the other team: “You could tell moments into the game Taft was not ready to face a team that knew every play that they ran.”

The Tigers were led in scoring by Matt Bradley with 22 points, Marvin “Tre” Williams III with 21 points and Tyrese Samuel with 17 points, but, according to Condie, it was “Damion Squire that did a great job running the team.”

After having played in recent weeks in the Bass Pro Shop Tournament in Springfield, Mo. and the Rolling Hills Prep State Preview in California, Wasatch Academy now concentrates on a bevy of highly ranked Utah teams the next couple of weeks.

Today, the Tigers host Summit Academy at 7 p.m.

Condie said, “Summit Academy won 2A two years ago, and they have played a lot of big schools this year now that they are 3A.”

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Wasatch Academy will host Timpanogos, which is ranked No. 2 in 5A.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, Davis High School will come to Mt. Pleasant to play the Tigers at 1 p.m. Davis was once ranked No. 1 in Region 1 and are currently 12-4.

Then on Feb. 16, Wasatch Academy hosts Juan Diego Catholic, ranked No. 3 in 4A and, according to Condie, “are as talented as any team, with Division I talented players on their roster.”