Cougars roar to victory at Silent 6 game

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    Conant cheerleaders performing between the third and fourth periods.
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    Conant's cheerleaders performing between the third and fourth period.
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    The Conant Cougars walking out of the court, excited for their game.
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    Conant fans waiting anxiously for the sixth point.
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    Chris Dolce, a senior, dribbling the ball down the court.
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    Cougars defending the ball.
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    Conant fans cheering loudly after the sixth point was made.
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    Kyle Bradley, a junior, dribbling the ball down the court.
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    Kyle Bradley and Brandon Vinson, both juniors, running down the court.
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    Brandon Vinson, a junior, running down the court.
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    The team huddles around the coach during a time-out.
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    Ryan Davis, a sophomore, is congratulated by his teammates after his free throw.
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    The boys varsity basketball team won a successful game against Buffalo Grove with the final score 56-26.
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    Stuco held the first ever Silent 6 basketball game Tuesday, December 16.

The first-ever Silent 6 game at Conant on Tuesday, December 16, turned out to be one to remember. The boys varsity basketball team dominated Buffalo Grove, taking a 32-4 lead into halftime and winning the game 56-26. The student section was packed to cheer on the team, as fans participated in Conant’s first Silent 6 themed game, hosted by Student Council (Stuco).

David Moravek, the Stuco sponsor and a social studies teacher, said, “Silent 6 is the idea of having a cheering section where the fans for the home team stay silent until we score the sixth point, then all bedlam breaks out. [The fans] go crazy and we have a great time.”

He further explained that Silent 6 is meant to make the game more fun and interactive for the fans, but still keep the focus on the players on the court.

Stuco got the idea from Taylor University who does the Silent 10, but they’ve adapted it to high school basketball.

They also sold shirts that read “Silent 6 Conant Basketball” for $5, which allowed an entrance into the pizza party held in the cafeteria before the game started.

The game began with fans feeling exhilarated and excited for the sixth point. When Conant made the first basket, the crowd remained quiet. After the sixth point was made by Jimmy Sotos, a sophomore, Conant fans went wild, led by the 2015 Cougar Crazies.

Chris Dolce, a senior, scored the most with 13 points.

The official DJ of the Chicago Bulls from BOOM entertainment was also at the game, keeping the crowd alive and dancing. Click through the gallery above to see the Cougars dominating the court against Buffalo Grove.

Tweet your pictures of the game with #CHSsilentsix for Crier to see.

Ashley Jun

Ashley is the editor-in-chief and a senior. This is her third year on the Crier staff; she was the News editor junior year and an Et Cetera co-editor sophomore year. Her other school activities include tennis, badminton, BPA and NHS. She also works as a swim instructor at Water Works. In her spare time, she likes to read crime novels, bake desserts and watch Netflix.

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