Campion Academy's student body traveled to Denver this past Saturday night for the annual Mile High versus Campion basketball games. The games were close; Mile High won the girl’s varsity game and Campion won the boys varsity matchup.
Typically, the annual basketball game between the sister-schools takes place at the Ball Arena Stadium; however due to scheduling issues, this year they were held in the Mile High gym. Despite not being in a professional arena, the schools were able to include more elements to provide interaction between the two schools.
The evening offered sundown worship, interactive activities with the crowd, and time for the schools to commemorate the lasting tradition of gathering together while playing high-energy games. Decked out in all black, the Campion student section cheered on the varsity teams, encouraging them from the bleachers.
First on the court was the girls’ varsity team. The game was neck-and-neck with Team Captain Catie Fairfield almost tying the score with two free throws in the final seconds. In the end, the Campion girl's team lost by one point, but felt proud that they played some tough competitors. Fairfield, senior, expressed, “It was really intense and I think it was good for our teams to face competition because we hadn't played against a team where a game was that close.”
Between the basketball games, Mile High held some activities for the crowd which included a gift card prize for the winning participant. The games kept the crowd hyped as both Campion and Mile High students joined.
The boys' teams began their game with Campion taking the lead right away, and while Mile High kept on fighting, Campion maintained the lead throughout the game. The final score was 46 to 28 with the Campion boys team taking the win. Izuchi Nwankwo, sophomore, shared, “I felt really happy because it's an old Campion rivalry, so it feels good to win!”
Both teams displayed passion and spirit on the court showing their love for the game. Brayden Marroquin, junior, reflected, “There was good energy between both schools and the crowds were going crazy. I think there was good sportsmanship between the two teams, which was the best part.”
Eva Resz, Student News Team