On Tuesday night, the Whitnall Falcons basketball team traveled to Greenfield High School to play their final Woodland Conference game against the Hustlin’ Hawks.
The game was very intense and nerve-racking for players and spectators, but the Ricky Santiago fiasco didn't throw the team off, according to senior co-captain Danny Weymier.
"No, because we know it's just a one-man team," Weymier said. "And they weren't going to play their normal game because they were trying to ."
There were many fouls called on both teams.
"Yes for the most part, (the referees) tried their best, and they can't see everything," co-captain Sam Mentkowski said.
Now that their last conference game is over there are a lot of seniors are on the team, the number of players will be decreasing in size next season.
"I've been playing with these guys since middle school and it'll be difficult without them being there next year," junior Mitch Brault said. "But the underclassmen will step it up and become the leaders that are expected of us."
The Falcons will now be heading off to the playoffs. They play next Friday at Bay View in the first round.
"Well, we had a four-game winning streak and including a tough overtime victory against Greenfield which will give us confidence in any close games we have in the playoffs as along as we have a solid defense and rebound we'll out ourselves in a position to win," coach Steve Kujawa said.