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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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