Even though the ILH season was cancelled for basketball this year, HBA ran a basketball “experience” for its athletes. At the start, the athletes began participating first in individual drills outdoors. Then they were allowed to move into the gym. Then they began drills where they were allowed to share basketballs. In mid February, they were allowed to have 5 on 5 scrimmages. Throughout, the players have had to wear masks, wash hands, and sanitize hands and equipment. They’ve also had to stay socially distanced.
On Saturday, February 27, the school was able to host Homecoming/Senior Night basketball games for HBA’s boys and girls team, with teams split up into “Black and Gold” teams. All players were tested prior to the game. Unlike any Homecoming game in school history, there were no spectators allowed. Instead, supporters were encouraged to attend the games virtually by making cardboard cutouts or signs. The game was live-streamed on the school website.
Photographs by Justin Mayeshiro (’22).