By Sports Editor Jonathan Mayers Class of 2021
Last Saturday, the Sabers defeated the Bathgate High School Dragons 61-49 and are currently two wins away from securing the first PSAL Basketball championship in Uncommon Charter history. With two consecutive wins, a city championship included, the Sabers can punch their ticket to the NYS Federation State Playoffs. Senior guard Ahzariah Douglas put the team on his back with an impressive 28 points, 19 rebounds, and nine steals while shooting 8/12 from the free throw line. The tenacious Saber defense kept the Bathgate offense stagnant as only two players scored over double-digits in Saturday’s quarterfinal matchup.
The Sabers have been on this trajectory before. Last year, the Sabers fell short as Fannie Lou HS in a 46-35 defeat in the semi-finals. But this year, rival Achievement First Brooklyn HS took care of Fannie Lou in a nailbiting 55-54 victory Saturday afternoon.
For a Class ‘B’ team to show up with immense talent is incredible. But talent is not going to get one over the hill it takes hard work. No Class ‘B’ team has done what the Sabers have. Within this one season the Sabers have faced 4 Class “AA” teams and have showed up in every single of those games, the Sabers know it is their destiny for a city championship and coming up short is not an option.
The Sabers take on the Adams Street Eagles on Sunday March 15th in the semi-final playoffs. Location and time is TBD — Follow uncommon_times_ on instagram for updates.
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