Lashuk, Rajoppi, Salcfas honored on Dayton's Senior Night last Friday against Oratory

Antonio Salcfas, Anthony Rajoppi and Ryan Lashuk Credits: Chip Dickson
Ryan Lashuk and family members Credits: Chip Dickson
Anthony Rajoppi and family members Credits: Chip Dickson
Antonio Salcfas and family members Credits: Chip Dickson

Prior to the last two home regular season games this week for the Dayton boys basketball team, the team honored its three seniors: Ryan Lashuk, Anthony Rajoppi and Antonio Salcfas on Senior Night before the start of its home contest against neighbor Oratory last Friday.

Each one shared their Senior Night final thoughts on the hardwood with TapInto Springfield:

Lashuk - “We all wish this season had been a little bit different, but we still got states coming up and we’re all excited for that and we all think we could make a run, but we gotta do it as a team. The season isn’t over yet so it could turn out to be how we all want it, but Senior Night (besides the tough loss) was very memorable. We should’ve won the game, but I’ll definitely remember Senior Night for years to come. It’s just crazy to think that the end is nearing and there’s no more after that. Just got to enjoy it while I still can, because time is most certainly running out rather quickly. I’ve enjoyed these four years playing and I’m definitely gonna miss it with my friends and the coaches we’ve been lucky to have.”

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Salcfas - “It was a cool night. We didn’t come out on top with the win, but it was still a nice night. It was a great couple of seasons and I’m going to miss it.”

Rajoppi - “This could be the final chance for myself and the other two seniors to play in front of our home crowd, so hopefully it’s a packed house for each game and we could go out with a couple wins before states start next week.”

Prior to the game, each player was acknowledged with an introduction and a walk onto the court with family members.

Sophomore DJ Alicea scored a team-high 18 points, Salcfas added 15 points with three 3-pointers, Rajoppi posted five points with a 3-pointer, and Lashuk sank a free throw for the Bulldogs in a tough 62-52 loss to Oratory to drop to 6-13 on the season.

The Bulldogs look to rebound on a high note and snap a five-game losing streak with two home game this week as they host Delaware Valley on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and host North Plainfield on Friday, also at 7 p.m.

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