Boys basketball have a phenomenal season, despite State Championship loss


With a loss of twenty-one to three, Davis’ basketball team took a hard blow when they couldn’t win the State Championships. But even if they didn’t win, they gained a lot of experience this past season. The team had two returning starters at the beginning of the season. Jay Welk, the Head Coach of the basketball team, said that now the season is over, two or three players of the team will probably play college basketball.

“We played well at Olympus…the Herriman game was the first round in the State Tournament… the Viewmont Game…. Probably our better games were in really tough situations where we had to win,” said Jay Welk when asked about the best games of the season in his opinion.

Although, they did not win State, the Basketball team had a great season, where they even had a chance to play multiple games up at the University of Utah. The team won Tenth Regional Title, which was, as Coach Welk put it, “a big achievement for [The basketball team], because none of them have been part of a region championship.” It was a great experience and, for returning players, the experience will be put to the test next year.

The players vary year to year, as well as their talent, and due to their previous games, there was definite talent on the team. “We probably didn’t see as good a team as Lone Peak last year,” said Coach Welk, but with the returning players, the team will hopefully be better than ever. For the retiring players this year, Welk said, some are planning to go on LDS Church missions, others plan to go to college and even play college basketball, while Coach Welk himself, will be retiring at the end of this year. There will be a lot of changes in the basketball team next year but all anyone can do is hope for the best.