Vikings Takes On A Rocky Path



Starting five taking the court for the game

With the new year arising, the East Hall Viking basketball teams returns to the court. The season is coming to an end. The Vikings ended the previous year in the Lanierland Ttournament on December 27-29 resulting in the Girls’ Varsity placing eighth and the Boys’ varsity placing second in the tournament. The team has begun the new year with two losses. Both the girls and boys team lost to Greater Atlanta Christian on January 4. The Vikings lost against the Dawson County Tigers on January 4.


The Lady Vikings may have started the new year with losses but this is only motivating the team to continue to push and play harder.


“It’s been tough, we are still building up our team from the previous year. Our goal as a team is to help teach the freshman the way we play and work together to become stronger”. states Ashante Peoples (12). Ashante believes these losses are encouraging them to pick up their game and push forward.


Lakitia Brinkley (12) expresses her opinion by stating, “Our goal is to overcome the past and move forward. Our losses are shaping us to see what we need to improve on the court and off the court. They are our motivations.”


Lastly I spoke with Manager Arayah West (12), she gave me her point of view. She feel as though “starting the new year the girls are a little distracted and letting careless mistakes interfere with their performance”.


The Lady Vikings will continue to finish their season strong.


Not only have our Lady Vikings taken a rocky path, the Vikings have too. The East Hall boys basketball team ending the previous year with outstanding wins however starting the new year, they have took a shift.


“Our two losses are losses we should have won,but we are going to keep working and bounce back.We are currently focused on the past and the outside distractions. We have the opportunity to do something special this season and our losses are preparing us for what’s ahead.” states Jayvion Rucker (12).


Jayvion has faith in his team along with his teammate TJ Campbell (11). “ I feel like the other teams got the best of us. One game we didn’t come ready to play and the other game, they out scored us. As a team, we have to trust each other and don’t let distractions from the outside affect what’s happening  inside the team”


The Vikings basketball team has took a rocky path but this path is not everlasting. Our vikings will continue to play strong and finish up their season. Be sure to come out and support both Lady Vikings and Vikings.