The sports season is starting up, and at MBA, that means just one thing: Basketball. It's the only team sport at the school.
At this point, try-outs have happened, and the starting five has probably been chosen. There's a new coach, Mr. Staggers, who played for the Harlem Globetrotters and looks like he'll be a good coach.
Last year, the basketball team made it all the championships, but couldn't play because one of the players did not attend the school, so the team had to forfeit the championship game. Last year's coach, Mr. House, was aware of the problem since the student in question was his nephew. It was heartbreaking to get so far and not be allowed to play. Our main rival was High School in the Community, the school just down the street.
The team practices here at MBA, but all the games are played at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School. The team plays other small magnet high schools in New Haven.
We'll be interviewing the team about what they're looking forward to, and watching the season as it develops.