Broncs Out for Vengeance, Fillies go for Sweep vs. Powell
Written by Cole Havens on January 29, 2021
Park County Rivals will clash once again this weekend as the Cody Basketball teams makes the trip to
Powell for another showdown on the hardwood. Anytime these two teams meet, whether it’s football,
basketball or baseball there is bound to be fireworks. It’ll be just the one game for Cody this weekend as
Saturday’s contest will be played in prime time. Saturday’s game also marks the first of three games on the
road for Cody. The Fillies enter the contest 8-2 on the season and head coach Chris Wagner gives insight
into what he wants to see from the girls in this ball game.
“A little bit more forceful execution of our offense. I felt like last time we were a little slow to attack them
at times. We’ll pressure like we did a little bit and now that we have a little bit more defense in plays, we
can pressure them in different ways and not just have to jam everything up.”
On Wednesday, the Cody Fillies took a day off from the grind of basketball for a little team bonding
bowling night. Coach Wagner on balancing minutes and practice time and the season wears on.
“Cutting donw the minutes in practice on the floor. I mean, a lot of the stuff, we’re not going to put much
new stuff in. We’re already in shape so we’re not going to add a whole lot to the conditioning so there’s no
use going, just doing senseless, you know putting more impact on the legs. By design we’ll start trickling
down, shortening practice times, throwing some more of these days off if we need. Yeah, a lot of that.”
As for the Brons, they’re out for vengeance. The last time the Broncs and the Panthers went at it in Cody
it was a hard fought game with the Panthers coming away victorious. Broncs head coach Jake Kraft on
what to expect between Cody and Powell, round 2.
Hard fought on both sides. Hopefully some good defense. For us, limiting our turnovers and getting some
shots to drop, especially early, get us confidence. It’s only 22 miles down the road. It’s such a great
atmosphere and very competitive. It’s fun during football season and then we carry that into basketball
season. So it’s great for both communities to have that kind of atmosphere and competition.”
The Broncs are starting to turn the corner this season, playing a better brand of basketball. While this is a
non-conference game it doesn’t mean it’s any less important. For the Broncs to win the grudge match,
coach says it all starts with controlling what you can control.
“We’re trying to take care of ourselves a little bit more this week. Trying to tighten up some of our sets
and our rotations. Trying to work on typical things that, the way that we guard: dribble hand-offs and ball
screens. Reviewing those type of things. On the offensive end, trying to clean up some of our baseline out
of bounds, side line out of bounds and clean up our sets.”
Park County rivals clash for the final time this season on the hardwood as Powell hosts Cody for a prime
time match-up Saturday evening. Girls get everything started at 5:30pm with the boys to follow. Catch all
the action live on KODI.
For a recap of what happened last time between Cody and Powell click here: https://mybighornbasin.com/fillies-win-big-broncs-drop-heartbreaker-vs-powell/