by Ishaaon Sivansh
Both BASIS Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams faced off against other BASIS schools in BASIS’s first ever Homecoming games. The Bobcats Junior Varsity Boys defeated Heritage Academy-Queen Creek 46-16 in a home game that wasn’t on the court where the Varsity Games were played. The Girls Varsity Bobcats kicked off the night with a close loss to BASIS Phoenix 15-18. They came close to a comeback but missed a couple of layups and late free throws that could have tipped the balance. The Boys Varsity Bobcats were locked in a tough match with BASIS Scottsdale until the 4th quarter. Down two heading into the final quarter, the Bobcats took control and outscored Scottsdale 15-3 on a barrage of three pointers, layups, and free throws. Nassim Idouraine poured in 15, and Aditya “King” Konduri scored 7, while Abhiram Tadepalli added 6 points to a 34-24 Bobcats victory.