Basketball season revs up

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Senior Bryce Pauler works defense during Friday night’s game against Frost. The Bison won 79-51.

As football and volleyball seasons end, basketball gets revved up. Both the girls and boys are already practicing, going over plays and running until they can’t anymore.

“I’m really excited,” sophomore James Rodell said. “We are going to have a pretty good season this year.”

The girls had their first preseason game against Reisel earlier this month. Coming home with a big win, they defeated Reisel 62-31.

“I was a little nervous since it was our first game” junior Jordan Jenkins said. “Yet it all went as planned; once we got on the floor, everything felt better.”

The Bison started their season last Friday with a win against Frost. Despite a 79-51 win, the team is looking forward to improving their game as the season goes on.

“I feel like we can use more practice,” Rodell said. “But we have a lot of good newcomers.”

Practices for both teams has included lifting weights and shooting practice in the mornings before school starts.

“I like how we practice in the morning,” Jenkins said. “It gives us time to work more on basketball during the period.”

The Bison and Lady Bison both aim to advance this year. With all their work they put in and long hours of practice, they hope to be seen in the playoffs.

“I’m excited for this year,” Jenkins said. ”I know we will advance farther than we did last year.”