Boys and Girls Basketball Approach The Final Stretch of Both of Their Seasons


Photo by Caleb Allen of Caleb during a basketball game

Caden Flick, Reporter

Just over the halfway point of the SWOC basketball season, Edgewood boys basketball leads the SWOC with the girls basketball team in a tight race for first. Senior boys basketball player Caleb Allen and girls player Lexi Livingston have differing views on how their seasons are going to wrap up prior to heading into the postseason.


“It’s a great feeling being able to lead the conference coming out of the halfway point,” said Caleb. But Lexi isn’t so optimistic about the season coming out of the game with Mt.Healthy. “After our loss to Mt. Healthy, Wednesday, I don’t think we have a chance to win the league.” 

Photo by Lexi of the girls basketball game

Both teams have gone through serious changes since last season. “Our old head coach retired last season, and the previous assistant, Coach Osterman, stepped up to be the head coach,” said Caleb. The women also got a new coach “Coach Fugate came in and brought a bunch of new ideas offensively and defensively. We lost all of the team’s height with last year’s graduating class so our strategy this year has been to play fast.”


The players are both still proud of the work they’re teammates have been putting in, with Lexi saying “We have a lot of talent on the team this year and we play really well together. We’re not a very big team so other teams underestimate us.” While Caleb is proud of the way other players have been able to step up this season, “Peyton Smith really stepped up, he played jv last year and he’s turned into a varsity starter. Mason and Luke have both moved up to varsity and have made a huge difference to us as well.”  

Photo by Caleb Allen from the boys basketball game

While both players had differing opinions on how the season has gone, both are optimistic and excited for the postseason, Lexi said “My goal for the team is to have fun and enjoy the last few games we have together.” Caleb has high hopes for how the season will end. “I want to keep winning, we want to break the school’s winning record and definitely win the league title and hopefully a few tournament games.”