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Trophy remains at Curtis after Thanksgiving Eve season opener

Curtis basketball goes against St. Peters in annual Thanksgiving Eve game.

Ramota Olatunji

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Curtis High school is known for its dominating athletic programs. One of the school’s top teams is the basketball team, and on Friday, November 23rd, Curtis High school held its annual Thanksgiving eve game at CSI, a tradition that started in 1946. Curtis Varsity beat St. Peters High School, winning a trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights.

During both games, the spirits of spectators were high and the cheers from the cheerleaders were electric. The JV game started at 5:30 and as soon as the players got on the court, a continuous volley of chants began from the opposing team’s supporters. After two overtimes, the Curtis JV team took a loss. Despite this they had their heads held high and smiles on their faces. “It was a great game, we just came out on the other side of a Double OT game,” said player Robert Mitchell. While player Garrison Watkins described the game as “phenomenal.”

At 7:30, the highly anticipated varsity game began. No one thought the gymnasium could get any louder, but it did. From cheerleaders’ spectacular halftime performance to the varsity team’s victory, it’s no wonder audience members described the game as being a “movie.”

“It felt great to win because I’m a senior and it’s my last opening night,” said Samuel Majekodunmi, captain of the varsity team. “We were able to come out with a win in one of the biggest games of the year and it means a lot to my team, coaches, and the entire school,” said junior Malik Martin.

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Trophy remains at Curtis after Thanksgiving Eve season opener