Boys Basketball Recap


Madi Tyler, Staff Writer

With the boy’s team ending off the season with a loss against Libertyville for a home playoff game, they had a record of 18-15! Now let’s get into how the team got there.

The boy’s team started off their first day of practice on the 7th of November. Their practices consist of multiple dribbling, shooting, rebounding, etc. drills, as well as BOGA (basketball yoga) and lift sessions. Their first games were in the Grant/Mundelein Thanksgiving tournament. They played Grant, Comer, Schurz, and Mundelein, winning all four games, and taking first place in the tournament! As the boys continued on their regular season, they went into the Pontiac Holiday Tournament with a record of 6-5. At this Holiday Tournament, there were many fans asking for autographs and even pictures of our players! The team arrived on the 28th of December and lost their first game against Rockford East to a score of 50-63. Their second game was on the 29th against Danville, where they took a 59-56 win. Early in the morning the next day, they played West Aurora for a chance to continue on further in the tournament but ended up taking a close loss of 60-65. Shortly after, the team traveled to Wheaton Warrenville South for the MLK Tournament, on January 14th and January 16th. On the 14th the team took another loss to Rockford East and a win against St. Francis with a score of 60-37! On the 16th, the team took another win against Lindblom with a score of 79-63 and a tough loss against Metea Valley by one point. From here on out the boy’s continued on with their regular season, advancing into Regional Semi-Finals against Mundelein which they won by 17 points advancing to the Regional Final against our rival Libertyville on February 24th! With tremendous support from our student section, the boy’s team ended their season with a record of 18-15. 

The boy’s basketball team had 4 captains: Drew Stacey, Josh Stewart, Patrick Sengico, and Adam Panek. These four captains were chosen for their communication and dedication shown on and off the court. These captains would supply food for the team before games, provide motivation pep talks or quotes, and many other contributions. The team also had six seniors playing their last high school season: Patrick Sengco, Joell Bologna, Raedh Talha, Amarias Stephens, Adrian Jones, and Adam Panek. These six seniors were celebrated on February 15th against Lake Zurich (insert pictures) when they won by 13! All six seniors will be missed tremendously and on behalf of Warren we appreciate all of their hard work and loyalty to the team, thank you.

To point out some, of many, key players, I’d like to give light on sophomores Jack Wolf and Javerion Banks, Junior Alex Daniels, and Senior Adam Panek. Jack Wolf is a 3-sport-athlete and has made many contributions to the team during games, by averaging 6.8 points per game. Wolf was able to finish at the rim, but was also able to sink multiple threes per game, being one of the team’s leading scorers. Another sophomore, Javerion Banks, is an aggressive player that improved greatly throughout the season with an average of 6.9 points per game, in which he slowly started to become a leading scorer.

One of the team’s most valuable players was senior and captain Adam Panek. Adam averaged 11.3 points per game and was a major asset to the team. Adam played basketball with Warren for all four years of high school and two of those spent being on varsity. Adam was no doubt a leader on and off the court with outstanding defensive and offensive skills. Adam received a 23’ NSC All Conference recognition! Junior Alex Daniels can be argued as the team’s best player and has averaged 12.3 points per game this season. Alex was brought up to varsity during the 2021-2022 season and earned his starting spot on varsity this season. Alex also received a 24’ NSC All Conference recognition! Looking into the 2023-2024 season, we can see that 8th grader Jackson Davis will be joining the Blue Devils! If you don’t already know, Jackson is nationally ranked as 2nd in the country for 8th grade basketball! Jackson and his brother, Carter, helped out with the team this year and we are very thankful he has chosen to further his basketball career at Warren!

We are very thankful for the six seniors that will be, hopefully, continuing their academic and possibly athletic careers in college. We also can’t wait to see what our returning players and new players will bring to the court for the 2023-2024 season!