Archive for Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Bobcats prepare for battles with Lansing

December 12, 2001

Because neither the boys or the girls varsity teams had a Tuesday game this week, the Basehor-Linwood basketball teams have been able to spend some extra time preparing for their next opponent.

In this case, both will face the Lansing Lions on Friday, Dec. 14, and both are eager to get back on the court.

"Any time after a loss I'd rather play the next day than wait," senior Jake Hills said.

Instead, Hills and the Bobcats have been forced to wait a week between games, but BLHS coach Bruce Courtney said that has been helpful.

"We've had a few good practices and we're starting to come together a little more," Courtney said. "Lansing's a tough team, they're always tough. And we're going to be ready for a battle on Friday."

The Basehor-Linwood girls team is also looking forward to its next game.

Like the boys, the Lady 'Cats are 0-3 this season and they have spent the week trying to fix their mistakes.

The major problem for the Bobcats this season has been their turnovers.

Turnovers have killed the Bobcats in two of their three losses this year.

Rather than specifically preparing for Lansing, BLHS coach Mardy Robinson has spent the week trying to fix the Bobcats' mistakes.

"They gave us a run for our money last year," Robinson said. "But we're just going to treat them like any other team. You can't judge a team based on previous losses."

Both varsity squads will be looking for their first win of the season and senior Eric Peeler said once that first win comes, things will be a lot easier.

"Once we clinch one game, then things will start to go our way," Peeler said. "Until then, it's going to be an adventure."

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