Blue Ridge Middle School boys basketball team defeats Scotts Creek on season opener

Blue Ridge Middle School boys basketball team pulled off a win against Scotts Creek on Thursday with a final score of 18-6. Head Coach Jim Mull said Blue Ridge played well but there is room for improvement.

“For the first game they did pretty good,” said Mull. “We have a lot to work on, but for a lot of these boys it’s their first year playing.” (40)

Jesse Jones passes the ball against Scotts Creek on Thursday.

Moving forward, Mull said he’s going to drill the boys on lay-ups and stepping up the defense.

“Looking at the season, as long as we keep improving, we should do ok.” (11)

From left for Blue Ridge are Levi Walters and Christian Ohler as they double-team a Scotts Creek player.

7th-grader Levi Walters said they did a decent job for a first game but looks forward to ironing out some kinks in the fundamentals.

“I think it went pretty well,” said Walters. “We have a lot of work to do but we did great tonight, we held it together and nobody freaked out. We have a good team so far, but we need to work on our layups and rebounds.” (22)

Eric Puskarich steals a pass from Scotts Creek.

8th-grader Christian Ohler was pleased with the outcome but feels they could have played better.

“We definitely needed more teamwork and communication,” said Ohler. “But we’ll work on it and I think it will turn out ok for us.”

Blue Ridge Middle School boys basketball team plays Nantahala tonight at 5 p.m. at home. (20)

Jonathan Campbell maintains possession of the ball against Scotts Creek.


Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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