Ten Times Out Of Ten


Dennis Dunathan

Senior Michael Baskerville ending a fastbreak possession against Kennedy with a dunk.

Chase Carty, Staff Writer

So far, our Hornets have had an overwhelmingly successful basketball season, as our JV and varsity girls’ teams have a combined record of 16-6, and the JV boys’ team has only lost two of their 10 games. However, our varsity boys’ team has prevailed to a degree that not many expected coming into the season.

It’d be an understatement to simply state that our boys’ varsity basketball team is doing well, even referencing our perfect record halfway through the regular season doesn’t completely highlight just how well we’re doing. What does highlight how dominant they’ve been over the past six weeks is numbers.

Across 10 games, the Hornets have scored a total of 663 points, giving them a team average of 66.3 points per game. Naturally, most teams thrive while playing on their home court. The Hornets are no different, as they average 70.5 points per game when playing in The Hive, which is eight points more than when they play on the road.

How good is an average of 66 points? How do we compare to other schools in the county? Although it’s impossible to calculate the averages of every other school in the county due to some schools not updating their athletics websites, we could calculate how the Hornets are matching up with their opponents.
The Hornets have allowed their opponents to score a collective 408 points thus far into the season, averaging to less than 41 points per game. This means we beat our opponent by an average of 25.5 points, including tight matches against Wheaton where we “only” won by nine points, and blowouts against Clarksburg and Watkins Mill where we won by 40 and 53, respectively.

In away games, we win by an average of 15.6 points, including our 20 point blowout against Wootton. In home games we come out victorious by an average of 35.4 points, thanks to our back-to-back 40+ point wins against Rockville and Clarksburg.

This week, the Hornets have a grueling three-game schedule that includes back-to-back games against Einstein and Springbrook tomorrow and Friday. We hope to see our record jump to 12-0 by this weekend, and that you can come support the boys live in The Hive.