by Jake Katz
Teachers seem to constantly load their students up with tests, projects and homework. But last Friday, the SGA gave students a chance to return the favor with a basketball tournament in which students trumped faculty.
On March 5, 17 teams of 3 students showed up at the WHS gym in the hopes of being among the last 4 teams standing. The final four teams played the teachers on March 7.
The teachers, whose offense centered on the three-point shooting prowess of Social Studies Teacher Mr. Antony Farag, came out ready to play as the teachers consistently pushed the tempo.
However, the student team of 12 players, led by seniors Mike Androconis and Bradley Norris, proved to be too much around the basket, and the students won the wire-to-wire game, 71–64.
Farag said: “It was a really good time. Both teachers and students had fun. We should do it more often. I’m confident that if we teachers played a little more together, we’d have a much better chance against you students.”
This is the inaugural year of the 3 vs. 3 tournament. The idea for the tournament came from current senior SGA President Lizzie Ponce. Ponce said she was inspired to do this event last year after watching the NCAA March Madness tournament. She added that she hopes that the SGA can solidify it as annual event and make it bigger in the years to come.
Junior SGA Vice President Chris Romano said, “I was glad that a lot people came out to enjoy and support the event.”
SGA Adviser Ms. Michelle Spreitzer said: “I think that we will definitely do this tournament [again] and maybe more like it….Maybe we will try this with other types of sports like soccer, volleyball and Indian Pin.”