Phoenix Boys Varsity Start Strong, Take Down Huskies 70-22


On Wednesday, the Hyde Varsity basketball team took on Gould in a league matchup on the road. The previous week, the Phoenix had spent a great amount of time drilling defense and this was evident from the opening tip. A well balanced attack helped the Phoenix win big, 70-22.

In the first half, the combination of Sophomore Khalil Depass, JR Miguel Prieto and Senior Antoine Montgomery took control of the game with deflections, steals and impressive finishes on the offensive end. Four long three pointers by Prieto and a thunderous jam by Montgomery were the highlights.

The second half, new role players were able to get a chance to contribute. Senior Jessie Higgins, who recently got a call up from JV was effective and pulled down 5 rebounds. JR guard Aman Wisdom also played well and hit a deep three pointer against Gould’s 2/3 zone. All 10 players on the roster played and scored in the contest.

The Phoenix improve to 11-4 on the season. Prieto flirted with a triple double for the second game in a row ( 18 points, 9 assists, 7 steals ) and Montgomery ran the show. Depass finished with his first career double-double ( 11 points, 10 rebounds ).