As the Gull Lake varsity boys’ basketball team enters into the second half of the season, its struggles continue to be a problem. The team was handed yet another loss on Tuesday night in an inter-division matchup against the Niles Vikings. The team was without star senior guard Darrian Burkett as he suffered a knee injury in last Friday night’s game against rival Loy Norrix. Gull Lake has only one win on the season, coming against its rivals, the Lakeview Spartans.
While the team continues to struggle, the players look to flip the switch in the final stretch of the season with upcoming games against Battle Creek Central, Caledonia, Lakeview and Mattawan.
“We suffered a huge loss with Darrian being out. But I think we can finish the season out strong if we just put our heads together. Its a team effort, it’s always been a team effort,” sophomore center Chris Latt said.
The Blue Devils’ next game is Friday, February 20, visiting their inter-division rival, Kalamazoo Central.
- This is my third year on staff, my second as Sports Editor. I am a senior at Gull Lake and plan to attend the University of Alabama next year and major in accounting. I play basketball and baseball and was selected as captain of the varsity basketball team for the coming season. I have a passion for sports and writing about them and look forward to a great year of writing.