The Campion varsity basketball teams were gone from February 12 to 16 for the annual basketball tournament held at Union College. This year, the tournament was organized differently, with the games on Wednesday and Thursday determining if teams were placed in the first (red) division or the second (gold) division. The Campion boys team finished in fifth place in the red division and the girls placed second in the gold division. Bela Cinco, a senior and only member of the girls team to play all four years, said, “It’s always fun going to Union, especially since this is my senior year. It was nice to come home with a trophy.”
Nolan Eickmann, a senior captain on the boys team, said, “It was a super awesome way to end my senior basketball season. Being able to play basketball and to cheer with the boys.” Obed Barrera and Regan Garman were given the MVP awards and Ashley Herber and Cade Lukens were given the Christmanship awards for the teams.
13 schools from around the country participated, including an international boys team from Denmark. The North Dallas Adventist Academy teams took home first place in the red division for guys and girls, and the Andrews teams took home first in the gold divisions. Thankfully, there were no major injuries on the Campion teams.“It was a really good opportunity for us to play more and learn. We did so much better than last year, I feel like we won! It’s fun to get away from school and do something you love.” reflected Kylie Wehling, a sophomore and captain on the lady’s team.
Ashley Herber, Student Editor