Basketball: Tiger Takedown Against North

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Photo Credit: Reed Steiner

Coach Rettinger & EHS varsity boys basketball 2021

There was a great turnout for the varsity boys basketball team at last Thursday’s home game. Up against the JW North Huskies, from Riverside, California, the Tigers dominated with a score of 75-47.

In terms of what benefitted the outcome of Thursday’s game, head basketball coaches Pete Rettinger and Rick Wolter state, “Defense sets the tone of our program. The intensity of playing defense is very important.” In addition, Rettinger explains team rituals and specific warmups before the game. He shares, “We always meet for a shoot-around and then we have our team meal. We have had that tradition going on for many years now.”

Besides the coaches pushing their athletes to work hard as one cohesive unit, some Tiger sports fans speculate that this win was fueled by their past victory against the Lakeside Lancers, in a non-conference game, winning with a whopping 79-49. Parents and students who keep up to date on this season’s basketball team are extremely hopeful that this win up against North will give our players the confidence to hustle to victory once again, this Tuesday, against Heritage High School.

Coach Wolter and Coach Rettinger would like to give a special shoutout to the multi-sport athletes who not only dedicate themselves to basketball (alongside other athletic programs at EHS), but also learned how to prioritize throughout their years as an Elsinore student-athlete:

  • Cole Draheim
  • Matthew Hodges
  • Elijah Ignacio
  • Alex Ledesma
  • Cameron Southwick