The boys’ and girls’ basketball teams rarely see each other play during the season, but the annual doubleheader against Washington is on the road tonight, and the teams are ready to go.
Three teams remain undefeated: the varsity girls, the freshman boys and the sophomore boys. All teams hope to continue this streak against the Demons.
For the sophomore boys, this season is much different than the last. “Last year we were under five hundred at least,” said Mark Horcher, sophomore.
One reason is a shift in energy for the squad. “We have new coaching this year. VonBehren pushes us hard,” he said. “Also, we acquired more scoring. Mason is the G.O.A.T.”
Leading up to this, the toughest game for them was Benton. “Benton had a high-scoring offense and they could guard our main scorers well,” Horcher said. Still, the Indians pulled out another win.
Tonight, some scorers will be missing. “We will focus on finding roles for other players. JuCorey [Higgins] is sick,” said Austin Prier, sophomore.
There is no reason to let up this game. “They’ll be physical from what we’ve heard,” said Prier. This has been character of the Demons boys’ basketball program for a while now. “We will focus on defense,” said Horcher.
No matter how the games go, this is a chance for all the basketball players to support each others’ teams and keep the win streaks alive.
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