In the Locker Room: Boys Basketball Preps for District

A Closer Look at the Varsity Boys Basketball Upcoming Season


Siandhara Bonnet

The Varsity Basketball Boys before their game against Liberty Hill

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

Tournament season is almost over and district is about to begin, but the boys basketball varsity team has been playing hard and is 2-9 so far in the season.

After coming back from losing their first game in playoffs last season, the Lions have been preparing all school year for the upcoming season.

“Approximately four hours a day,” sophomore forward Kobe Thompson said. “[We’ve been improving on getting] better as a team, [and] we execute better.”

The schedule is anything but relaxing for the holidays. The boys will begin with their first district game against Georgetown on December 19, and continue with the Colony Classic at Colony High School on December 29-30.

“We worked on our press defense,” junior guard David Bonner said, “and we worked on rotations and staying in our traps.”

They’ll only get about six days of rest until they face their next district opponent, Vandegrift, at home.

“We’ll have a week to prepare instead of during tournament season when we have a game every two days,” sophomore guard JP Stevens said. “We do a lot more sets in practice instead of just drills [for tournament].”

From there, the rest of the season holds district games. ¬†After Vandegrift, it’s Cedar Park, Marble Falls, Eastview, Vista Ridge, Dripping Springs, Georgetown, Vandegrift, Cedar Park, Marble Falls, Eastview, Vista Ridge, and end their season with an away game vs. Dripping Springs.

Here’s the lineup for the 2014-2015.

2 — Senior Forward Joseph “Joe” Mahoney — 6’2″

3 — Senior Guard Daniel Black — 5’8″ “I just have to play a lot more physical, a lot more harder than the other guys, so I have to work twice as hard in order to be in the game for rebounds.”

4 — Junior Guard David Bonner — 6’0″

10 — Sophomore Guard JP Stevens — 6’2″

11 — Sophomore Point Guard Kristian Murphy — 6’0″

12 — Sophomore Post Chase Cotton — 6’5″ “I’m the big guy on the court. I kind of have to play at a higher pace since I’m at a disadvantage, I guess.”

21 — Sophomore Forward Kobe Thompson — 6’3″

22 — Freshman Forward Joey Wancewicz — 6’4″

25 — Junior Guard Logan Kubin — 5’11”

31 — Junior Forward Michael Berry — 6’4″

33 — Sophomore Forward Parker McNeil — 6’4″

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