Published on March 9th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
W.J. Keenan Wins 2A State Basketball Championship
The W.J. Keenan High School boys basketball team broke the opposing team’s 26-game winning streak to bring home the 2015 Class 2A state championship trophy.
The Raiders dominated the game against Ridegland-Hardeeville on March 7 at the Colonial Life Arena, winning 69-46. Keenan, which boasts a 21-8 record, made its first state championship game appearance since 2011.
Keenan Head Coach Zach Norris relished the victory and the outstanding performance of his team.
“Like my player Ken Gathers said after the game on Saturday, it was breathtaking,” said Norris. “I can’t even explain to you in words how it feels right now. But just knowing our community was behind us is amazing! It was a pleasure to represent Richland One. Our team was focused to win another championship for our school, community and district.”
Keenan Principal Alvin Pressley was thrilled. “It was a great experience to see our boys succeed in attaining the Class 2A championship,” said Pressley. “Coach Norris and all of the assistant coaches have done an excellent job. This makes the fifth state championship title under the leadership of Zach Norris and once again he has made the school and community proud to be a Raider!”