Coach James Boykin couldn’t have asked for a better response from the Wilson basketball team after a 30-point loss to Poly on Wednesday night.
Wilson has a long standing of success when it comes to the Moore League girls’ soccer scene. Winners of 12 of the last 16 Moore League titles, coach Dalton Kaufman has shaped his teams in a variety of ways to maintain success.
A win at home over Cabrillo, and a Jordan upset of Wilson, helped Long Beach Poly boys basketball take over first place in the Moore League on Friday night.
The Wilson High girls soccer team is trying to win its 12th Moore League championship in the last 16 years. The Bruins continued their quest for an undefeated league run with a 2-0 win over Millikan on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Wilson (8-3-5, 2-1-2) remained in the race for the Moore League title with a win over Poly (10-4-2, 2-2-1) at Veterans Stadium. The Bruins were able to play every player on their bench, including their backup goalie.
Lakewood and Wilson entered Tuesday’s Moore League girls soccer showdown at Veterans Stadium with two of the league’s best defenses, so goals were going to be at a premium.
There is something special going on for the Bruins (14-2, 2-0) this season. Wilson has the best overall record in the league, and already has an Artesia Tournament championship under its belt.
When it comes to the Moore League wrestling scene Millikan and Lakewood have been the top dogs in Long Beach. In the last two years, the Rams and Lancers have represented 27 of the 28 league’s individual titles.
Senior Matt Schmidt has always been a big guy on campus, but when it came to being the biggest guy on the Long Beach Wilson basketball team he was second.