McLean JV basketball team comes short against Yorktown

McLean JV boys lose to Yorktown after a tough battle between the two teams


Kaan Kocabal

Matthew Zarkani has the ball on the in bounds play to try to beat Yorktown’s press.

Kaan Kocabal, Reporter

The McLean boys JV basketball team went up against Yorktown on Jan. 14. 

The team had just come off beating Langley the previous week, giving them their first win of the season. 

This momentum showed up to the Yorktown game, but it wasn’t enough to get the win and the game ended 52-58. The game was tight throughout the whole game, until Yorktown got away in the last 3 minutes of the game hitting important shots and playing good defense. 

“I think we played a good game today and gave it our all to show people that we are better than what they think we are,” JV captain Cab Fooshe said. “Last year we weren’t able to hold on to this Yorktown team, but we stepped up and showed them what we were capable of.”

Although McLean took a hard loss, they were missing sophomores Arnav Gupta, Craig Stresler, Connor Paight, and sophomore Matthew Zarkani got hurt in the fourth quarter and couldn’t go back in. 

“It was unlucky that we couldn’t have a full roster because that could’ve really helped us with our team rotation, to get rest and not to worry about fouling out,” Fooshe said. 

The team now has a record of 1-6 and are hoping to end the season strong by winning all their games. 

“Although our record shows different, we have been playing very hard and pretty well considering our shortcomings,” sophomore JV player Zacharia Hasan said.