Basketball Season is Almost Over— Come and Support the Imps Program Before it’s too Late!

Article, Photography, and Videography by Alex Manuel

The Imps have only six more games until postseason basketball, and only three remain at home. The team’s record sits at an unimposing 7-11, proving that the Imps still have some work to do if they want to have a chance at making a run in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) State Playoffs. 

Fortunately for the Imps, they are coming off of two important conference wins over Middle Creek and Green Level. This was the Gator’s first conference loss of the season, this game versus Cary went into two overtime periods before the Imps could pull in front before the clock hit zero. 

See Highlights of the Middle Creek Game Here: 

The Men’s Varsity team defeated their past two opponents with a combined total of nine points, showing the team’s ability to maintain their composure when the game is close and the clock is running out of time. When asked how the team was able to win these close games, forward Zack Chavis (#5) stated, “We stay together and rally using our team chemistry.” Chavis and guards Brishawn Haywood (#2) and Damarion Ford (#1) have played three years together in the Imps Basketball Program.

(Zack Chavis Drives to the Basket Against Willow Springs on December 2, 2022.)

The Men’s Varsity team has a record of 4-4 in the Southwest Wake 4A Conference (SWAC), placing them in a tie for 3rd place. The SWAC contains some of the best teams in the state, so if the Imps close out the season strong, they will have a very high chance of making state playoffs. Furthermore, there are only three home games left for the Imps, so come and see what the excitement is all about, and experience why basketball is one of the many great reasons to visit the Imp Dome!

At the Game

In the Imp Dome, there is much more to do than simply watch the game. At each game, tons of students pack the stands to form “Gang Green,” which is made up of the Cary crazies, who get loud and have lots of fun at games. Student section leader Brady Blalock described that the highlight of many games is “the hype when we make a big play,” which leads students to create positive memories with each other outside of the classroom. 

This Friday, January 20th, there will be a halftime performance by the Cary High IMPulse dance club, and halftimes during the remaining home games will include performances by the IMPressive dance team and the Cary High Cheerleaders, who are hard at work every game.

(Cheerleader Maddie Goodman Flies during Tuesday’s Game Against Green Level.)

The last three home games for the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team are Friday, January 20th, at 8:00 pm against Apex High, Friday, February 3rd, at 6:00 pm against Apex Friendship, and Tuesday, February 7th, at 6:00 pm against Panther Creek High. This week’s game against Apex is a special one because it is the last home “Quad” game of the year. All four of Cary High’s Basketball Teams will be in action starting at 3:30 pm with Women’s JV, followed by Men’s JV, Women’s Varsity, and finally Men’s Varsity. 

Come and help the Imps finish their season off strongly! We look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming sporting events and will have more coverage as the season goes along. GO IMPS!

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