Giants squash Mustangs in 43-29 team win


Josh Cohen

The boys’ varsity basketball team utilized their entire skill set on Senior Night to defeat San Marin on Saturday, Feb. 3.

The Giants did not have one player in double figures, but had nine players that contributed with points in their victory, according to MaxPreps.

According to senior guard Alex Diaz, it was an emotional game for the seniors as a lot of thoughts were going through their heads.

“Yes, it was senior night, but it was also our last home, regular season game,” Diaz said. “This game also was going to decide if we got home-court advantage for the playoffs.”

Brandon Radu, a junior forward, shot three for five from the two-point range along with sinking a three. This totaled up to nine points, the most by any Redwood player during the game.

“Radu was big tonight. Jacob Zimmerman seems to be getting better and better every game,” said Coach Steve Compagno. “We got some good work out of Scott Matthews and Jack Gerson tonight, so we’ve been balanced all season.”

Junior Chance Farrell-Martin, the Giants’ starting point-guard, did not see the floor, and other players replaced his absence.

“Chance was a game-time decision,” Compagno said. “We are a very deep team, so since Chance was down it was someone else’s turn to step up.”

Redwood players illustrated their unselfish qualities with their ten assists. However, the Mustangs answered with eleven assists of their own, as well as forcing thirteen turnovers on the Giants. The Giants were able to make up for their lack of security on the ball with nine steals, four by junior Miles Squiers.

With this win, Redwood extends their winning streak to five.

According to senior guard Drew Jacks, a majority of their points came off of good defensive stops.

“We let our defense create our offense,” Jacks said. “On the offensive side, we like to work the ball around for a lot of the shot clock because not a lot of teams are going to want to play defense for thirty-five seconds.”

The Giants look to use this win as momentum in their next game today, Feb. 7th, at Golden West High School.