JV boys basketball continued its hot start to the season with a 67-37 win in their home court debut against North Valleys. They capped the weekend with 60-21 win over Truckee.
“We did a really good job at running our offense to get shots,” said sophomore, Sam Roth. “The whole team was really hyped up and focused. You have a lot of support from the fans playing at home which just creates a better atmosphere to play in.”
The boys are quickly rising to the level of competition in their league, with a record of 4-1.
“The team is shaping up as competition really well,” said Beatty. “We have a really good group. They’ve been super coachable, and super competitive. They work hard every day, they’re a really talented group, and we’re having a lot of fun with them so far.”
With their talent and willingness to work hard, they’re easily proving themselves worthy of Lowry’s pride.
“They play great defense, so they play really good man-to-man defense,” said Beatty. “They really get up and down the floor a lot. They’re super athletic, so we can press a lot and we can get out and run. They’re just really coachable, so they listen, and we’re able to add a lot of different stuff. Defensively and offensively, we have a lot of tools in the tool box.”
Despite their success, Beatty, Walton, and the team always see room for improvement.
“We always focus on defense; especially man-to-man defense and rebounding as well,” said Beatty. “From there we kind of work on our offense, but mainly just our defense, our rebounding, and taking care of the basketball. Those are the main things that we focus on the most.”
The boys are setting the achievement bar high for the season, but they never lose sight what’s really important.
“We obviously want to try to win as many games as we can,” said Beatty. “We want to try to win our league, and then we want to get as many guys as we can be prepared to play varsity basketball and contribute to the program in the next couple of years. We’re also just making sure they’re having a good time.”
This year’s team is different from years past.
“This year we have a pretty unique group. We have three freshmen that are on the JV team, and we have two juniors and so we have a pretty unique mix of athletes. Last year, we had 12 sophomores, and those guys had all been together for a long time playing club basketball and things like that. That group had been together for so long. This group, we’re still trying to develop some team chemistry.”
The boys play next on December 21, in Spring Creek.
Roster: Coaches Grant Beatty, Don Walton; Zachary Fernandez, Alexander Ruiz, Giovani Sapien, Anthony Hemp, Daniel Fernandez, Samuel Roth, Alberto Medina, Anthony Gildone, Cal Peters, Ruben Diaz, Blake Jauregui, Kevin Warren.