Varsity boys basketball kicked off their season on November 25, with a loss of 63-44 to Reno, and everyone is anxious to see how this year's team is going to turn out. One thing's for sure, this is not going to be the same team we saw last year.
"We're going to have a lot more experience this year compared to last year. Even though we're young we've got four guys coming back that were all starters from last year's team," said coach Chad Peters. "We're going to be more patient on offense and we're going to try harder to just throw it into our posts and run our offense through our big guys."
Peters explained how the team plans to be more structured and methodical than they were last year.
"We have some really good post players and some decent guards." Peters said "We're just going to rely on giving the ball to our post players this year and hopefully make teams try to defend us inside the post."
The team already has their sights set on improvement.
"We have got work better on offense and turnovers." said junior point guard Logan Peters. "In the Reno game we had a lot of turnovers that could have been opportunities for us to score. We're going to try to press more because we have gotten more athletic and crash the boards hard."
This year's team has a lot to be excited for as well.
"I'm excited for this season because of how this team works really hard and they all get along. There's not a lot of outside issues that get in the way of these guys. It's nice to be able to just come to practice and work. They listen really well and we can just change things on the fly. They're very coachable. It makes me very excited to see how far we can make them grow,' said coach Peters.
The team was back in action on November 30, with a 59-58 win in Carson, and again in Truckee, when they lost 52-46 to Dayton They closed out the weekend with a win over Silver Stage 63-49. Their next game is on December 5, against Dayton.
The team: Kyle Sappington, Domonick Solis, Logan Peters, Lorenzo Mattson, Oscar Juanes, Brendan Domire, Shai Welsh, Darian Solis, Dorsey Naveran, Kobe Stoker, Evan Jeppsen, and Scottie Smith.