On Thursday, March 18, Piedmont High School’s boys basketball players enjoyed their first open gym in Binks Gym after more than a year.
Thanks to a strong collaboration between PUSD administration, PHS basketball coaches, district nurses, and a small group of parents, COVID-19 tests were administered to all basketball athletes on Wednesday afternoon and the players were permitted to resume practice indoors on Thursday.
Boys Varsity coach Ben Spencer could not be happier. “We really appreciate AD Smet, our wonderful nurses, administrators, facilities managers, and everyone behind the scenes working so hard to get this done. It’s been 380 days since we’ve been in Binks.”
We have a lot of unfinished business to take care of, a championship to defend, and we can’t wait to get after it!” he said.Varsity Coach Ben Spencer
Since Alameda entered the red tier, the teams have been conditioning outdoors, but nothing replaces the training that takes place on an indoor court. “We really appreciate the coaches, athletic director and administration working so hard to get us back playing,” said Varsity player and senior, Luke Harris. “It means a lot to me to finish my career as a senior and try to win another NCS championship.”
The basketball season’s start date is tentatively set for April 12 or 19, but remains unconfirmed by the league.