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WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING TO - COMING OFF A SECTION TITLE AND TRIP TO STATE LAST SEASON

2019-04-01

NEVIS BOY'S BASKETBALL IS EXPERIENCED AND HUNGRY FOR MORE THEY'RE OFF TO AN UNDEFEATED START THIS YEAR AND READY TO MAKE SOME NOISE ONCE AGAIN IN SECTION 5-A. THEY TORE UP THE TURF THIS PAST FALL WITH THE RUNNER-UP FINISH AND NOW THEY ARE DOING THE SAME ON THE COURT. THE TIGERS ARE OFF TO AN 8-0 START AND RANKED NUMBER THREE IN CLASS 1-A. WE ALWAYS GIVE IT 110%. OUR DEFENSE PLAYS GREAT. WE LIKE TO FOCUS ON DEFENSE. THAT'S WHAT WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON. JUST LIKE IN FOOTBALL, WE LIKE TO PLAY DEFENSE. THAT'S BEEN TRUE IN ALL EIGHT THIS SEASON. ONLY GIVING UP AN AVERAGE, 36.9 POINTS PER CONTEST. NOT ALLOWING A SINGLE OPPONENT TO REACH 50th THUS FAR. WE TALK AND WE COMMUNICATE. YOU KNOW, LIKE, HE'S GOING TO HELP ME HERE IF I GET BEAT. WE ALL REBOUND. WE ALL GO TO THE HOOP. EVERYBODY IS AGGRESSIVE. EVEN THOUGH THEY FACE THE CHALLENGE OF REPLACING LEADING SCORER GRIFFIN'S PRODUCTION, THE ATTACK IS A LITTLE MORE BALANCED. ALREADY PUTTING UP 112 AND 91 POINTS THIS SEASON. IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT WITHOUT HAVING THE GO-TO GUY. NOW WE HAVE FOUR, FIVE GUYS THAT CAN PUT THE BALL IN THE HOOP. WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR THAT SECOND OR THIRD GUY. IT ALSO HELPS HAVING EXPERIENCE UP AND DOWN WITH GUYS HAVING SUCCESS IN MULTIPLE SPORTS AND PLAYING IN BIG GAMES. WE GOT A LOT OF PLAYERS THIS YEAR WITH A LOT OF EXPERIENCE, NOT ONLY IN BASKETBALL BUT IN OTHER SPORTS, TOO. PLAYING AT A HIGH LEVEL. THAT'S BEEN A BIG LEVEL OF SUCCESS, JUST HAVING GUYS IN THE RIGHT SPOT KNOWING WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND KNOWING YOU HOW TO HANDLE THE SITUATION. NOW THE MOTTO CARRIES OVER FROM FOOTBALL. THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO EARN IT, STARTING WITH THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP. WE WANT TO GET A HIGH SPEED IN THE SECTION TOURNAMENT AND MAKE ANOTHER TOURNAMENT. TAKE IT ONE GAME AT A TIME THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, THOUGH. WE GOT A LOT OF SENIORS.