The Memorial Chargers have been the one of the top-notch basketball teams in 5A in recent memory, capturing nine state titles.
The Chargers are off to another solid season this year with a 13-2 record. In a year of uncertainty, one thing has stayed the same their bond on the court. Some Green Country schools dream of the tradition and wins that Memorial has been able to put together in the past 20 years. Since 2003, the Chargers have raised the gold ball seven times. That success starts with something simple.
"We are all in here together, golden ball and we are going to stay champions,” said guard Killian Spellman.
Leading the charge has been senior Dannon Lundy and junior Killian Spellman. The duo might not be brothers by blood but by soul with their work ethic on the hardwood.
"We clicked on the court and me having to guard him that makes me better," said, Dannon Lundy/Forward Memorial
Spellman and Lundy take the court nearly every day after practice doing what they can do get better on the court. For head coach Bobby Allison, he said that it has made a difference for both of them on the court, as well as making their teammates better.
"It’s really neat to see them put in the hours and it’s really neat during the games to see them reap the benefits of those hours of hard work. They are taking it head on and they are proving it’s worth it to work hard, make your grades and to be dedicated to something," said Allison.
The Chargers are back in action this Saturday, Jan. 30, hosting Daniel Webster at 4 p.m.