Cheerleaders at previous game
by Khristan Antoine and Kardel Howard
With ease and panache, the McClymonds Warriors dispatched the Oakland Tech Bulldogs 84-70 on Tuesday.
Today they take on Fremont Tigers in the championship game at Laney.
“As a team, I feel we been working extremely well, as everyone is starting to come together as one,” said Deion Ellis, a senior.
Despite foul trouble at the start, the Warriors began to dominate in the second half. “Once we put pressure on one of their top players, I felt it would be a easy game,” said Ellis.
Part of the Warriors’ passion and determination came from the fact that two of their players — Tyrone Spivey and Deshawn Nelson –did not make all-city. ” I don’t think they can handle us.” said Ellis. “We play with a fire now that we didn’t have before.”
Such challenges — losing their coach and two players –hit the team hard at first. But the team did gel.”With the support in the crowd, it definitely got better and it did boost our players morale on the court,” said Ellis.
As for the team’s preparation, “We’re just soooooooooo ready to get this W.”