First game unsuccessful for boys basketball
November 15, 2018
The seventh and eighth-grade boys basketball teams played their first games Tuesday when they faced Lawton Mac. Neither team walked away with a win.
The score to the seventh-grade game was 16-28 with the team facing its first loss of the season. The score to the eighth-grade game was 42-45, and ?Duncan lost after a hard battle in overtime.
Renji Lin, eighth-grade team member, and Landon Holthaus and Mason Imel, both seventh-grade players, weighed in on how they thought the games went. Lin said he did better than he thought he would. Holthaus and Imel said they did worse than they thought they would.
Each said he learned something from game play.
“Be patient, and slow the plays down, ” Lin said.
Imel said the seventh-grade team needs to work on its passes and defense. Holthaus said the team needs to work on its shots.
Lin said there were several areas he could improve when it game to playing the game.
“My handles, and my vision on the court,” he said.
The next basketball game it today against Elgin at home. Seventh-grade plays at 6:30 p.m., and eighth-grade plays at 7:15 p.m.
Girls basketball faces first losses
Tuesday was the first basketball games of the 2018 season for the seventh and eighth-grade girls teams. Both teams faced Lawton Mac and lost.
The seventh-grade girls score was 16 to 28, and the eighth-grade girls were 19 to 37.
Eighth-graders Sheridan White, JJ Gregston and Kaitlyn Jordan all said they were proud of their team and thought they did better than what was expected. Seventh-grader Meg Walker said she was not happy about how she played.
The girls said they have several areas that need to work on, such as passing, running the plays, not picking up the ball too early and slowing down the pass. All said they were excited for the next game.
“I have a feeling we are going to win,” White said.
The girls are set to play their first home game today against Elgin. Seventh grade plays at 5 p.m., and eighth grade plays at 5:45 p.m.