The Golden Eagles crush the Titans during short week


Grace Mernagh

Carroll Junior Forward, Enrique Lankford, hypes up the home crowd in the teams last matchup against the Crusaders

Adrian Holguin , Sports Editor

Boys Basketball Week in Review

So far:

The Golden Eagles have been a dominant force this season considering their difficult schedule, which is highlighted by their various City-League opponents. They are 13-0 overall and are showing that they are continuing to grow as a unit. This point is made especially evident through the continued emergence of forward Enrique Lankford. The Golden Eagles are still ranked 2nd out of all 5A schools statewide, but are continuing to bump up in the all state rankings, where they currently stand in 5th place per MaxPreps. The Eagles were able to receive a much-needed rest, with the team only having one game this past week due to the Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament. Their one game during this past week was against their annual City League opponent, the South Titans. 


@ South Titans: Win, 60-31

The Golden Eagles were able to put up another great showing, this time against the South Titans (Ranked 20th in 6A by MaxPreps). The South Titans were not able to put up much of a fight against the stout Golden Eagle defense, with none of their players being able to score inside the double digits. Meanwhile, the Domnick-led Golden Eagles had two seniors crack  double digits: juniors Carter Reid and Enrique Lankford. Carter was able to go 50 percent from the field, and also 2 for 5 from behind the arc. Junior Forward Enrique Lankford continues to stack dominant performances as this time he was able to put up a whopping 24 points on the Titans, which also happens to be a season high for him.

Looking ahead:

The Golden Eagles will be going back to their two-games-a-week schedule, with this week’s games at Bishop Carroll against the Southeast Golden Buffaloes, who currently stand at 8-5 on the season, and a Friday night match up against the 7-7 East Blue Aces that will be taking place at East High. The Golden Eagles will look to continue not only their offensive success, but also their continued success on the defensive end. This will continue to be a relevant story line as the state tournament continues to approach. The Golden Eagles are also slowly approaching their second matchup against the now 11-4 Kapaun Crusaders, which takes place in just under two weeks, with this match up taking place in the home of the Crusaders.