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Passing through a great season

The Johnson brothers are greatly aiding the boy’s basketball team through a successful season.
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Wyatt Nelson
Aiden Johnson weaves through his competitors.

There is one minute left on the scoreboard clock and the Bombers are tied 46-46. The opposing team has the ball while they utilize the thirty-second shot clock, scoring a mid-range shot, and putting them ahead. As the time is winding down with five seconds left, junior Carson Henry throws up a shot and swishes it, adding another victory to the Bombers record. The Bomber Boys Basketball team so far has had an outstanding season with a crisp record of 10-4.

Senior Aiden Johnson plays a vast role on the 2023-2024 team, averaging 18.8 points per game. Along with his significant statistics, he shared that one of the team’s biggest strengths is their shooting: “I like that we can space the floor with everyone being shooters.” Regarding that, Johnson expressed his thoughts of focusing more on defense so that the team is not narrowly relying on their offense. 

Gavin Johnson moves to stop on reaching opponents. (Wyatt Nelson)

As a captain, Johnson is helping to guide the underclassmen to success including his brother, a junior, Gavin Johnson. Gavin Johnson went 8 for 10 in three-point shots competing against the Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights and believes this is a strong role he contributes to the team, along with making open shots. After asking Gavin Johnson about the team chemistry he said, “The team chemistry has been excellent this year. Everybody always makes an extra pass and everyone trusts one another.” 

This past Saturday, the Bombers had a quality win at the Civic Center against the Rochester Lourdes with a final score of 74-47. Each of the Johnson boys scored in double digits with Gavin racking up 26 and Aiden scoring 23. Following that, the Bombers came off a tough, competitive loss to the Stewartville Tigers. Aiden gives credit to the hardworking team as they are one of the strongest the Bombers compete against, referring to the strength of their height and physical toughness. 

The Bomber’s upcoming games are Saturday, January 27, against the Randolph Rockets, and Friday, February 2, against the Goodhue Wildcats. Both games with a home-court advantage. As the playoffs creep closer, the Bomber boys would love to see the continued support from the community.

About the Contributors
Karsyn Winchell, Sports Writer
Hi my name is Karsyn Winchell and I am a Junior this school year. Outside of the Lantern, I am also involved in SADD, MHS, and Volleyball. A fun fact about me is I love chocolate-covered raisins!
Wyatt Nelson, Photographer
Hi, this is my third year in the Torch/Lantern extracurricular. I was a writer and had two stories published, but I have switched to photographer because I find it easier than writing 350 words.