Last evening our boys kicked off the 2013-14 basketball season by playing host to the Almond-Bancroft Eagles. All of the boys went out there and showed why were are proud to coach them and why our school should value them as model student-athletes. Our young JV team came out and played a very good game, highlighted by hustle and great support for each other. While they fell at the end they showed that they will compete this year.
The varsity came out looking to avenge last season's tough loss to the Eagles. They got off on the right note by having a huge first quarter, scoring 23 points. Up 38-19 at halftime to a quality team is dangerous and Almond made a run in the 3rd quarter, but they couldn't cut it below 10. Our boys put them away in the 4th with some swarming defense. The effort and unselfish play we are used to seeing was present and was something we will never take for granted. It was a great start for the boys.
There is no rest for the wicked, as the boys travel to Royall to open the conference season against a tough Panther club on Thursday. They then follow it up by traveling to WI Dells to play at the JustAGame fieldhouse on Friday. Friday's JV start time is 5:00, followed by the varsity at about 6:30.