Boys basketball defeats Bishop Miege in first game of the season

The boy’s basketball team opened up their season with a 71-39 win over Bishop Miege tonight.

Delaney Garcia

Brooklynn Langham, Writer

The Blue Valley Northwest boys basketball team (1-0) took the court for the first time tonight since being named 2013 state champions last March. The Huskies looked to continue this winning streak as they defeated  Bishop Miege (0-1), 71-39.

The Huskies’ defense was impenetrable during the first quarter as the Stags were only able to score once compared to BVNW’s 19 points.  Frustrations began to run high in the second quarter as multiple fouls were called on BVNW and allowed the Stags to gain some ground.

Senior Kyle Harrison said  adjusting to these foul calls was a constant issue. However, he said  if the team can adjust better at the beginning and learn how the officials are going to call things, the team can soon overcome this problem. Head  coach Ed Fritz also agreed with Harrison, and said fouls are a specific area in need of improvement.

“We’ve got to not use our hands as much, move our feet a little bit more and just be a little smarter,” Fritz said.

By the end of the third quarter the Huskies had established a large lead over the Stags, 56-22. As the fourth and final quarter came underway, the Huskies continued to play hard to achieve a final score of 71-31, putting a W on their first conference game.

Although the team came out with a win, Fritz said that this is only one game, and the team can only work harder to improve and hopefully do well in the games to come. According to Fritz, his ultimate goal for this season is to continue winning the games.

“[I expect] improvement as each game goes on, teamwork and just trying to get better every day,” Fritz said.

Harrison agreed with Fritz, winning one game will not guarantee a season filled with winning. He said that the team will also need to work on sharpening up on things offensively, tightening up on things defensively, as well as improving free throws.

Apart from the room for improvement, the team and it’s coaches can agree  the boys brought out a great start to the 2013-2014 basketball season and can only hope to continue the success.

“It definitely does [make me excited for the rest of the season], it was a great start to go out and get a win like that,” Harrison said. “We just plan to keep the streak alive and hopefully win another state championship.”