This was an obvious choice, but it seems other think otherwise.
The Asylum of Servite of Anaheim rocked it this past week on the road against Mater Dei of Santa Ana. They brought their A game plus more, but three other student sections across the Southland came to play as well.
The Damien Pit of La Verne is an insane student section and they had a big week. A win at home against Upland and to top it off, they brought their A game on the road against Chino Hills. The Spartans needed that extra push from The Pit and it worked with an overtime victory over Chino Hills. I’ve seen the Pit before and they know how to rock a student section.
The St. Augustine Saints Pit of San Diego went a little crazy last week, especially in their home game against Patrick Henry of San Diego. One member of The Saints Pit may have lost his shirt. With the rain hitting hard, that’s not something you to lose right now. The Saints enjoyed the enthusiasm in their victory last week.
The Thousand Oaks Green Hole rocked the gym last Friday in the Lancers victory over Calabasas. The Green Hole was loud and brought their A game with their chants.
What I liked about The Green Hole was that the first half of the voting poll, they were far far behind, but they came back and lost the SoCal Student Section of the week title by just one percent. It was close, but i’m sure we’ll see them again in the voting polls.
In the end, it was the crazy young men of the Servite Asylum. They make it so entertaining that you sometimes forget that they’re is a game going on.
The Asylum parted the sea, they had a boxing match where they won by knockout, they went on a roller coaster and they lassoed a horse.
This is a dynasty of a student section and who better to win the first SoCal Basketball Student Section of the week award than the Servite Asylum!
We spoke to the Asylum on what it took to take the award and they answer as a whole or as brothers. Credo guys!
You guys are the So Cal Student Section of the week, beating out the Thousand Oaks Green Hole, Damien Pit and the St. Augustine Saints Pit. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in Southern California?
Servite Asylum: Creativity. Our attendance at games cannot come close to most public schools and even other private schools, so we have to think and plan on a higher level than everyone else. In my 4 years at Servite and countless other years watching from the outside, I have NEVER seen another school continuously have as unique and insane themes and skits.
What is your most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the student section?
Servite Asylum: Last year when we played Mater Dei at home, that was easily the best game for the Asylum. Despite being down by 20, our whole student section was still there. The most memorable part came when the Asylum went crazy and rushed the court as senior basketball player who didn’t get much playing time was able to drain a three and finish an and-one.
Servite Asylum: This year we finally got our beloved Coach Troy Thomas back. In honor of his return, we dedicated the theme to him when we played #1 in the Nation Mater Dei. I’m talking sleeveless white dress shirts and black ties.
(I’m shocked Coach Thomas didn’t go with the same outfit!)
Servite Asylum: No doubt, the Seven Nation Army gets the Asylum the most rowdy. Linking arms with your brothers and then mosh pitting with them to the song is an experience unlike any other.
What’s your least favorite chant that you hear from the other side of the stadium/gym?
Servite Asylum: Every game without failure, the other student sections will always taunt us for not having girls at our school. However, we have embraced being an all-boys school, and I can say without a doubt that Servite provided me with the best 4 years of my life, especially because we are a school of 900 brothers.
Outside of you guys, is there one student section that you have seen or heard about where you think, “Man, that is a good student section?”
Servite Asylum: There are a few other schools who can get a surprising number of people out to games. Nonetheless, no other student section can close to the noise we make and the creativity we display. So at the moment, we are waiting for any other school to try to step up to our level of intensity.
(Servite Asylum has offered the challenge, it’s only a matter of time when a student section can step up…I could be wrong though.)