Wilde Lake Varsity Basketball Has a “Special season… something to be remembered.”

Spotlight: Trea Keys | Position: Point Guard | Years on Varsity: 3 years | Stats: 359 points this season, averaged 17 points per game

The Wilde Lake High School boys Varsity Basketball team, composed of eight seniors and the rest of the lineup juniors, finished fourth in the county with a season record of 16-8.

Senior guard Trea Keys credits his success to the team. “I knew what we had here would be something great,” he said. Keys left his mark on the team and the county by scoring 1,000 points during the season. Not only was he successful this year, but two years ago, Keys was crowned Howard County Player of the Year as a sophomore.

The boys had a brotherhood that cannot be explained. Says head coach Wingfield, “They all liked each other and they had lots of chemistry on the court.”

Coach Wingfield admired the brotherhood that the team shared. Almost all of the seniors on the team had played on the JV Basketball team together in the past years, which he remarks as one of the reasons for the team’s success this season.

Spotlight: Marc Marshall | Position: Shooting Guard | Years on Varsity: 2 years and a quarter | Stats: 357 Points this season, averaged 17 points per game

The team had some challengers this season. Oakland Mills, a rival team for Wilde Lake basketball, was hungry for revenge after Wilde Lake won its first game against them on December 14. The team was down two with three seconds left. With a pass from senior Will Zimmerman, senior Marc Marshall shot the ball from beyond half court. The Wilde Lake crowd stormed the Oakland Mills court in an excited cheer.

“We’ve always lost to Oakland Mills throughout my career. It’s always been a two point loss, so it’s always a close and competitive game,” said Coach Wingfield. Senior guard Marc Marshall’s half court shot, finally broke the streak and won against Oakland Mills. “To be on the side of the win column was an amazing feeling,” said Coach Wingfield.

Although the first game was successful, the team’s second game against Oakland Mills proved to be a fight that the Wildecats couldn’t win. The Scorpions won 67-64 in a rematch on February 8.

Wilde Lake lost in their second round of playoffs to River Hill, however from senior guard Marc Marshall, “this was a special season… something to be remembered.”