Basketball Season Begins with CIF-SS Tournaments

The Boys Basketball team began the season with two high-profile CIF-SS tournaments. The Nordhoff High School tournament was a four-day affair, running 11/30 – 12/3, and the Coyotes went a respectable 2-2 while playing larger schools in higher divisions. They started the tourney 0-2 but defeated two local schools, Fillmore and host-school Nordhoff.

The following weekend the Coyotes played in the Ojai Invitational, hosted by Thacher School. The opening round game vs. Thacher was attended by the entire school as faculty, staff, and students made the ten-minute bus trip to cheer on the boys! The majority of Thacher’s population was also in attendance, and though we lost the game, it was a fun night with a lot of great basketball action, along with lively and supportive fans rooting for their teams. The next day saw the Coyotes defeat Villanova Prep, followed by a final round loss to a tough Rio Hondo Prep squad.

The Coyotes now are off to enjoy a well-deserved winter break, and they will resume action on January 11 when they host the Midland Oaks at Westpark Community Center in Ventura at 7:00 p.m. Please check the athletic schedule at www.besanthill.org/athletics for all of the Besant Hill athletic games and results.