Torrey basketball

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Torrey basketball

Spencer Dee, Staff Writer

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Last Friday, the Torrey men’s basketball team faced off at home with Parker. Many students attended, following the “beach out” theme that was put together by the CD Jungle Squad.  The team started out strong, leading 21-10 in the first quarter, which set them up to win the game 57-43. Matt Bender (19’) led the team in points and rebounds. In addition to the outstanding performance on the court, Matt also celebrated his 16th birthday. “Our defense really stepped up, and it was a team victory.” Matt responded when asked about the game. This win improved their record on the season to 22-3 The Torrey men’s basketball team has had great success this season, earning themselves 3 player of the week awards for Bruce Edwards (‘16), Josiah Esselstrom (17’), and Ryan Langborg (19’). Earlier in the season, the team won 3 straight games to win the mayor’s division in the nationally recognized Under Armour Holiday Classic. The team is slated to close out the regular season against Army-Navy on Wednesday 2/17 and Horizon Christian on Friday 2/19.