Wasatch Academy’s basketball team was honored to be the first team from Utah to participate in the Dicks Sporting Goods National Tournament. The Tigers played their hardest, and even though the team struggled in the first round playoffs, it was still an honor for both the school and the players. Wasatch fell 66-81 in the first round to Oak Hill Academy, who later went on to unexpectedly win the championship. The Tigers played their best and upheld the Wasatch Academy reputation as one of the hardest-working boarding high schools with a competitive basketball team.
According to die-hard Wasatch Academy fans, “The entire school watched the opening game televised on ESPNU and cheered the team along as they gave #2 ranked Oak Hill Academy a run for their money.”
Tigers Showed Persistence and Skill Against Oak Hills
With a 29-3 record under our belt, having the privilege to be a part of the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Tournament has been an amazing experience, for players and fans alike. The Tigers showed persistence and skill as they battled Oak Hill, and returned home proud of their accomplishments.
In the game, Wasatch outdid Oak Hill in the first quarter. And although the Tigers ultimately didn’t win, the team and coaches consider it a great success and an honor to be in the tournament. The Wasatch Tigers brought a level of competitiveness and sportsmanship to the game that has helped carve out a niche for Wasatch Academy among similar boarding high schools.
Coach Condie Expresses Pride in Tigers’ Accomplishments
Wasatch is among the few boarding high schools with a basketball team ranked among the elite top 15 teams in the country. In an interview done by The Pyramid, Coach Condie said “I’m just so proud of everything they have accomplished so far this year. Not only have they accomplished a lot off the court, but they have accomplished much in the classroom and by their actions off the court as well.”