RED OUT in the PIT
Happy Thanksgiving Raider Nation! Hopefully all of you had a feast as grand as the boys varsity had at the Lovett School on Saturday, walking away stuffed in a 53-39 victory. Defense was the main course on Saturday, as the Raiders played a full court press that suffocated Lovett, rendering their offensive playmakers useless. Off of the press, the boys converted steals into easy fast break points and got off to a good start, with the 1st quarter finishing 18-2, Raiders. Junior Cole Morris protected the paint extremely well, stopping Lovett’s big men despite a size difference. Sophomore Landon Hong made the most of his minutes, having 2 points, but more importantly diving on loose balls and running the offense. After some time off, the varsity girls look to add to their 2-0 start at Forsyth Central on Friday at 6 PM, followed by the boys at 7:30 PM. The teams need everyone in Raider Nation out in Cumming Friday to cheer them on!
A new rivalry could be brewing in the Pit tonight when the Raiders suit up to take on the Osborne Cardinals. Girls start at 6:00, followed by the boys. Come out and support your Raiders!
Tonight against the South Cobb Eagles at 7:00, sophomore forward Tomisin Adenupe looks to repeat last year’s season opener when she scored 25 points in her varsity debut. Hope to see you in the Pit!
Walton Basketball is back! A week of fun events kicked off the 2018-19 season. The Tip-off Banquet brought together players across the Walton community, middle and high school, to share food and fun as a basketball family. On Thursday the Varsity Boys and Girls scrimmaged the Cherokee Hooches. The girls ran away with it, 75-36, while the boys lost a tough game 50-65. Raider Nation has a lot to look forward to off of these scrimmages, as both boys and girls played well against a respectable Hooch team. Friday Night was Midnight Madness in the Pit, with giveaways to the fans, a three point contest, half court shots, and more things to get excited about for this season. The girls open their season on Thursday, November 15th, at home vs. the South Cobb Eagles at 7:00. The boys start play Friday, November 16th, vs. the Osborne Cardinals at 7:30. We hope to see you Thursday and Friday in the Pit to cheer on our Raiders!
Congratulations to the following for making the 2018-2019 Walton Boys Basketball team.