With the basketball season in full swing, the players were asked multiple questions. The team is composed of eight seniors, three juniors, and one sophomore. The team has gotten off to a good start. They travelled to Belle for their first game and came away with the win 58-42. Shortly after, they travelled to Montgomery to play in the Montgomery County invitational tournament. However, they ended up losing to Hermann in the third place game.
The players were asked how they were going to be able to contribute to their team's success this year.
Martin Lewis answered, “As a captain and our floor general, my job is to just make sure we are organized and good to go. I also need to contribute by handling the ball and making sure I don't turn it over which could cost our team.”
Jay Eichelberger responded, “Stop my man on the defensive end and pass and score on offense.”
Next, the athletes were asked what they feel their strengths are as a team.
Ethan Groner said, “Our outside shooting is better than last year and we also play pretty solid defense.”
“We are fast and are going to be able to run the floor,” commented Jay Eichelberger.
According to Martin Lewis, “This team has a lot of potential. I feel we can put 5 guys out there on the floor at one time that can both score and defend well enough to be a very good team.”
The basketball team was also asked what they feel they still need to work on as a team and as an individual.
Jay Eichelberger stated, “As a team we need to work on shooting and just learning our offense more in depth.”
“As a team we could probably work on our chemistry and our offense as a whole. So far this season I don't feel as if we are putting up enough points to win a lot of the tough games,” commented Martin Lewis.
Ethan Groner responded by saying, “Our rebounding could be better along with our shooting percentages.”
Good luck to the varsity boys on your upcoming games!