Boys basketball: a strong start to the 2022 season

The boys journey of winning the WIL tournament


Greg Artman

Senior Maxim Wu going for two points. Wilsonville became the WIL champions last year.

Winter is here and basketball season is taking place. The boys had a very successful end to last season after becoming state champions. Although the team had lost three very strong seniors, they are ready to take on another outstanding season. 

This past weekend, Wilsonville Boys basketball started off their season with the Wilsonville Invitational; a tournament hosted by Wilsonville with various teams from different leagues. 

The boys had their first game on Friday where they faced off against North Eugene. This was their first competitive game of the season and they started it strong. They conquered the 5A-2 midwestern league team by beating them 45-36. Their win again North Eugene allowed the boys to advance. Next up was Baker, a team who won their first game 69-33 against Crescent Valley. 

Wilsonville’s’ game against Baker was close, but they were able to stay composed and walked away with another win. Finally, the boys took on a new 5A addition, Woodburn in the WIL championship game. The boys kept the control of the game, and ended the tournament as champions with a final score of 50-34.