BLHS boys’ junior guards shine in 80-52 season-opening win against Bishop Ward
The Bobcats’ quest in defending their Class 4A state title seemed like an easy one in an 80-52 victory against Bishop Ward.
Juniors Chase Younger, Tim Sanders and Zach McNabb led the way with 19, 15 and 10 points, respectively.
BLHS coach Mike McBride was very pleased with their performance.
“We knew we had four good junior guards,” McBride said. “They understand the game so well. They rebound, they know where they’re at on the floor. We have a long way to go, but J.P. (Downing) can fill it up too.”
He said his team played well for 16 to 18 minutes, but for the rest of the night they had lulls.
He also doesn’t think his team is prepared for Tuesday’s matchup with Shawnee Mission South.
“We’re going to go figure out what we need to do for the next 18 games after that,” McBride said.
He did say his team defended well for it being the first game of the year and wanted to give the Cyclones credit because they do have a talented group of players.
“They hurt us when they were open,” McBride said. “Every time we made a mistake, it seemed like they capitalized.”