Blue Jay boys basketball coach Pat Battle came away pleased, but noted his team needs to do a better job of communicating on defense. There were things he liked. “We were a little bit skittish there at first. We were coming out, shooting a little bit too quickly but when they started to look inside that’s when opportunities really opened up for them. That’s really what we’ve got to be this year, a team that looks to go inside and then back outside.”
The Blue team consisting of first team varsity players and reserve j-v squad members defeated the White team of first team j-v players and reserve varsity players 49-48.
Battle expects Jonathan Wilds and Tanner Lueker to start at the guard spots, Danny Thornton on the wing, and Semaj Johnson in the post. The other spot is still unsettled.
The Blue Jays play at Lawrence on Friday night.
Following the Lady Jay scrimmage the head coach Nate Parks noted the strong play of Kori Kamm and Danielle Shane. “What I told the group if everybody had the effort of Dani, we’re going to be a team that’s hard to beat. ”
Parks saw his team go to the basket, shoot more, and get offensive rebounds…areas of emphasis for this team. “In the first and fourth quarter I think that showed. The score was close for a little bit, but the more aggressive that we were we were able to put more points up.”
The Lady Jays play their opener next Tuesday at Lawrence.