ACIT Boys Basketball Sets New Season Record

Home-Game Victory Against Pleasantville Leads To New Winning Record for Red Hawks


Giovanni Brea

ACIT boys basketball, varsity team.

Jameil Quintana, staff reporter

On January 21, the ACIT boys basketball team broke the school’s record with the most wins in one season. The record-breaking game was home against Pleasantville. ACIT won with a final score of 73-35.

“The mission was to break the record for most wins in a season for the ACIT Boy’s team,” says head coach Byron Nelson. “I wanted to be able to accomplish it at our last home game for the senior class.”

Shooting guard for the Red Hawks, Eric Williams, says what contributed most to this season’s success was “hard work and trust.”

When asked which players contributed most to the win, Coach Nelson couldn’t single out any one player.

“Everyone played well in last night’s game,” says Nelson. “We were locked into taking care of business and accomplishing our goal and did it right from the beginning of the game.”

It’s clear that the players and the coaching staff are building a program and a culture they can be proud of. Much of this new program has been built on trust and dependant on the seniors’ ability to cultivate that trust throughout the team.

“This is just the beginning for the ACIT RedHawks,” says coach Nelson. “I am extremely proud of the senior class for laying down the foundation and leaving their legacy for the years to come.”

Previously, the best season record for ACIT Boys Basketball was 14-13, which was set in the 2019-2020 season. The new record is now 15-9.