By Avonlea Cummings
Hometown Weekly Reporter
The Dover-Sherborn Raiders hosted the Walpole Timberwolves on Friday, February 24th in a friendly basketball scrimmage. This allotted both teams to get in more practice leading into the heat of tournament season. Dover-Sherborn completed their regular season with a 16-4 season, including a magnificent 10-0 record. The team demonstrated phenomenal sportsmanship throughout the regular season and grew tremendously as the season progressed.
In the midst of February vacation, head coach Rick Grady reflected on the regular season, and began to prepare for the tournament ahead.
“We are very happy with our season this year, I think anytime you earn a league title, it shows that you’re consistent, and playing at a high level. I’m certainly proud of how the team played this season,” said Grady.
Playing five periods, the boys soaked up as much playing time as possible, while listening to their coach’s advice on how to execute the plays perfectly. Both teams were able to knock in several points in each period, then began the following period with a clean slate, starting back at 0-0.
After swooping in layups, and a few dunks, the Raiders closed out the scrimmage shaking hands with the Timberwolves, wishing the best of luck ahead in the tournament. Awaiting the tournament seedings, the Dover-Sherborn boys continue to work hard towards the state title.
“We took some time off and started backup midweek, we knew we were going to be facing Walpole in our scrimmage. We knew it would be a good scrimmage, they are a well-coached team, a tough team to play, they are the type of team we want to face to get us ready for the playoffs,” said Grady.