December 11, 2012 > Warriors begin season with a bang
Warriors begin season with a bang
The Fremont Christian Warriors kicked of the 2012 junior high basketball season on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 facing Milpitas Christian. As customary, the schools preceded the game with prayer led by Tyler Pon on their home court.
The much anticipated season by Warrior players began in sweet victory with a final score of 46 to 33. Warriors' momentum ignited in the first quarter with Kyle Alcosiba scoring eight points in the first two minutes. Tyler Pon made one of his poetic three-point shots, giving the Warriors a confident lead. Josh Ramirez jumped in on the scoring action with six points, and the Warriors finished the quarter with a 17-7 lead.
The second and third quarters, the Warriors continued to shine with amazing shots and assists by new comer Hikili Jordan. Alcosiba, Jordan, and Ramirez led the team in rebounds while other spectacular shots and plays were made by Ryan Grim, and Tyler Pon.
By the third quarter, Warriors chemistry was shining as the Warrior defense was relentless. Giving up just 4 points, the third quarter ended with a 46-22 lead.
Going into the fourth quarter, the team was confident of a victory and solidified that with a 46-33 win in their opening game. "The win was needed after our preseason loss to the Valley Christian Vikings," Kyle Alcosiba said. "Although we only lost by a point, a loss is a loss, but it kept us humble as we entered the season." Coach Pon felt the preseason game against The Valley Christian Vikings was a good start to the season. "They are a very solid and competitive school team who we played in the last year's tournament final," Pon said.
The Warriors allowed the adrenalin rush to lead them in their next game against Chinese Christian. Giving up just 15 points in through the entire game, the Warriors dominated with a victoryof 63-15. Lead point scorers of the game were Josh Ramirez with 16 points and Brandon Bains with eight points. However, throughout the game, the points scored were well distributed among the Warrior players including new comer, Nick Loaiza who is excited and thankful to be a part of the warrior team. "I was welcomed to the team and feel very fortunate to be a part of such a great group of players," Loaiza said.
With a 2-0 record, the Warriors were ready to face off against Kimber Hills, and on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the Warriors delivered what the fans wanted. Shutting down the Coyotes in the first quarter, with a 14-0 lead the Warriors defense could not be challenged, and with amazing shots by Josh Ramirez, Hekili Jordan and Bharat Nair, the team finished the first half with a 30-5 lead.
The Warrior defense is stacked, and throughout the game, they were able to shut down their opponent and maintain the lead. Ryan Grim attributes the Warriors success to their hard work. "We have had significant growth as a team and have been working hard on our defense," Grim said. With the high level of skill and chemistry, the win was sweet for the Warriors as the Coyotes have always been a challenging team.
"We have a great team, and we work hard, and success has been the outcome," Bharat Nair said. Although the Warriors have a 3-0 record in their conference, they know they need to keep their momentum strong. "As long as we continue to give 110% effort and play with Godly integrity, we can always hold our head high on the court," Kyle Alcosiba said.
The next stop for the Warriors is their rival Redwood Christian, but Coach Glen Pon is confident. "I am excited about this year's team we have several returning players, who have made significant contributions and we have a good mix of talent and experience with new and eager additions," Coach Pon said. One thing is for sure the Warrior momentum is strong, and as the school rallies behind the team, they are working tirelessly for that first place victory.