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Boys Basketball Season Comes to an End

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Ricky Harvey ’26 holds a trophy after victory against JP Stevens alongside teammate Tori’ahn Rattray ’26. Bringing the trophy back to EHS was a milestone for this year’s team.

After a series of thrilling games, Edison’s varsity basketball season has concluded. The practice sessions commenced in November, with the first game on December 14, 2023, against Sayreville, marking the season’s start. Despite several setbacks throughout the season, our team exhibited relentless persistence, optimism, and athleticism on the court.

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  • Dheeraj Samparaboyina ’26 charges forward against the Hawks.

  • Darren Tirado ’26 holds the ball examining the court.

  • Erick Espino ’25 receives a pass.

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The season began with a rocky start for Eagle pride, as the first three games resulted in losses. However, with tenacious spirits, Edison regained its esteem in the subsequent game on December 22 against John F. Kennedy Memorial, winning by 25 points. Led by Kamir McKay ‘25, the team secured a significant victory with a final score of 45–60.

However, me and my teammates are already very excited for next season and know we are going to be better together. We are thrilled to play in the summer league too.

— Dheeraj Samparaboyina '26

Entering the GMC tournament with a record of 6–16, Edison was optimistic. Unfortunately, the journey ended in the preliminary round against Timothy Christian. Dheeraj Samparaboyina ’26 and Ricky Harvey ’24 led the team in scoring with 15 and 21, respectively. Despite their outstanding performances, Timothy Christian emerged victorious 58–53.

Despite the challenges faced, there are high expectations for next year, given the abundance of talent within the team.

I felt like this year was a learning experience and with a lot of people coming back and having that experience we are going to be better next year.

— Dedrick Harvey ‘25

“This year didn’t go the way we hoped it would, and we lost a very winnable game in the tournament which kind of hurt,” said Samparaboyina. “However, me and my teammates are already very excited for next season and know we are going to be better together. We are thrilled to play in the summer league too.”

Dedrick Harvey ‘25 believes with dedicated coaching, hard work, and the potential showcased this season, the Edison boys basketball team can aim to make a significant impact in the upcoming season.

“I felt like this year was a learning experience and with a lot of people coming back and having that experience we are going to be better next year,” Harvey said.

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NEIL ARESTANI '26, Staff Writer
Neil Arestani is a staff writer for "The Eagle's Eye" as well as a member of Student Council. Outside of school he runs for the Edison Cross Country and Track & Field team. He also enjoys listening to music and volunteering.
PRAYAGKUMAR PATEL ‘26, Staff Writer
Prayag Patel is a staff writer for the Eagle's Eye. It is his first year as Eagles Eye. He has already written a few articles for the newspaper, including the recent predictions of AFCON and AFC Asia Cup Competitions. Aside from writing articles, in his free time, Prayag enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, as well as listening to music. Prayag is also an active participant in the Edison High DECA club and AMP.
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