The Junior Varsity and Varsity boys basketball team played against Union on Homecoming night, Feb. 1. The Junior Varsity boys team won their game but unfortunately the Varsity boys lost.
When asked what they expected the outcome to be, Coach Aaron Peirick said, “I knew it would be a challenge. I expected it to be a close game to the end. [Union] are a good basketball team.” He then continued by saying, “I think we could have guarded better in the post and in transition. Obviously wish we could have put the ball in the hole more in the last quarter and a half. I don't think we played that bad. Union is a good basketball team with some guys who are hard to stop and make it hard to score on the other end.”
John Liggett, junior varsity, replied with, “I was expecting us to win in a close game.”
“We came in expecting to win”, said Jacob Engelbrecht, junior varsity.
August Panhorst, junior varsity, responded by saying, “I expected to win but we put up a good game.”
Colton Ruediger, varsity, stated, “I expected to win by a few points.”
Later, the boys basketball teams were asked what they think they could have done better on.
John Liggett replied with, “I honestly thought we played really well, but there’s always room for improvement.”
“I did hope that we could have played better defense but we can always improve on that”, replied Jacob Engelbrecht.
“I don’t think we need improvement, I just think that we need to practice more to get the plays right,” responded August Panhorst.
Colton Ruediger replied with, “I didn’t play that night but we could have played better defense.”
The boys team were then asked if they were surprised by the outcome of the game.
“A little bit. I did not expect to get blown out,” responded Mr. Peirick.
“I was a little surprised that we, JV, won by as much as we did,” replied John Liggett.
Jacob Engelbrecht said, “Not really, I knew they were tough but I knew we would stand a chance.”
August Panhorst stated, “I was surprised that we won even though they were tough.”
“No, they were really good but we always learn from our mistakes,” responded Colton Ruediger.
There you have it, the thoughts and replies of the student athletes. The JV and Varsity boys teams both played their hardest and continue to impress everyone. Good luck to all the boys in their upcoming games and we hope for the best.