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Cody Basketball Teams to Host Buffalo Saturday

Written by on January 31, 2020

THE CODY BASKETBALL TEAMS HAVE WRAPPED UP THEIR FIRST FORAY INTO 4A NORTHWEST QUADRANT PLAY AND NOW WILL RETURN TO NON-CONFERENCE ACTION FOR A FEW WEEKS BEFORE ONE LAST RUN THROUGH THE QUADRANT.

FOR THE CODY FILLIES THEY SIT AT 5-6 ON THE SEASON 0-3 IN QUADRANT PLAY. THE FILLIES AFTER GOING ON A FIVE GAME WIN STREAK HAVE NOW LOST FOUR IN A ROW. WITH JUST ONE GAME ON THE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK HEAD COACH WAGNER SAYS THE FILLIES PLAN TO USE THIS WEEK TO REGROUP.

“ANYTIME YOU’RE STRUGGLING, YOU’RE NOT PULLING OFF ANY WINS, YOU HAVE THAT TENDENCY TO WANT TO SIT THERE AND JUST KEEP HAMMERING OUT STUFF. IT’S GOOD TO HAVE THE ONE GAME TO WHERE, YOU KNOW, WHERE GOING TO HAVE SOME REALLY LIGHT PRACTICES THIS WEEK, LET THE BODIES KIND OF RECOVER. KIND OF TAKE A MORE MENTAL APPROACH. YEAH, JUST THAT RECOVERY IS GOING TO BE REALLY NICE FOR THIS WEEK.”

UP NEXT FOR THE FILLIES THEY WILL HOST THE BUFFALO LADY BISON OUT OF CLASS 3A. IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS MATCH-UP COACH WAGNER TALKS ABOUT THE WORK THE FILLIES ARE PUTTING IN AT PRACTICE.

“BUILDING STRENGTH WITH OUR PASSES. I FEEL LIKE WE’RE FLOATING THEM OUT THERE TO MUCH AND NOT REALLY TRYING TO ZIP IT TO THE TARGET. THEN, JUST KIND OF WORKING ON PIVOT MOVES INSIDE AND JUST OPENING UP SECOND OPTIONS. WE KIND OF GO IN WITH OUR MINDSET ON OUR FIRST OPTION AND WE JUST TRY HAMMERING IT IN THERE AND TRYING TO GET THEM TO BE A LITTLE MORE PATIENT. USE A COUPLE PIVOT STEPS. WHEN WE HAVE OPEN LOOKS WE’VE GOT TO HAVE CONFIDENT SHOOTERS READY TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT. EVEN THE SLIGHTLY CONTESTED ONES, WE’VE GOT TO HAVE CONFIDENCE AND GO IN AND FINISH STRONG.”

AS FOR THE CODY BRONCS, THEY BEGAN THE SEASON LOSING THEIR FIRST FIVE GAMES. SINCE THEN THE BRONCS HAVE WON FOUR OF THEIR LAST SIX AND SIT AT 2-1 IN 4A NORTHWEST QUADRANT PLAY. HEAD COACH JAKE KRAFT ON THE TURNAROUND.

“WELL I THINK THE KIDS ARE BUYING INTO WHAT WE’RE ASKING THEM TO DO. TO BE PHYSICAL, TO BE EMOTIONAL AT TIMES, WHEN NECESSARY, TO EXECUTE, TO QUIT TURNING THE BALL OVER. I THINK WE’RE UP TO BASKETBALL GAME SPEED AT THIS POINT AND I THINK IT’S SHOWING IN THE SCORE.”

THE BRONCS, LIKE THE FILLIES, GET A QUICK BREAK FROM 4A PLAY THIS WEEKEND AND HOST 3A FOE BUFFALO. COACH KRAFT ON WHAT HE EXPECTS FROM THE BISON OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY.

THEY HAVE A LOT OF PERIMETER GUYS WHO ARE WILLING TO PUT THE BALL UP. SO IT’S NOT ONE SHOOTER YOU’VE GOT TO LOCATE. IT’S JUST THE PERIMETER IN GENERAL, TO MAKE SURE WE CONTEST ALL SHOTS ON THE PERIMETER AND LIMIT THEIR SHOTS TO ONE OR LESS A POSSESSION. IN THE 4A WE HAVEN’T SEEN A WHOLE LOT OF FULL-COURT PRESSURE AND WE’VE TRIED TO PREPARE FOR THAT THIS WEEK. MAKE SURE OUR ROTATIONS ARE TIGHT, IN TERMS OF OUR PRESS BREAK, AND MAKING SURE WE TAKE CARE OF THE BASKETBALL. GET IT INTO THE HALF-COURT AND EXECUTE FROM THERE.”

IT’S A DOUBLE HEADER OF HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS SATURDAY AS BOTH CODY TEAMS WELCOME BUFFALO TO THE SWEITZER GYMNASIUM. ALL THAT ACTION GETS UNDERWAY WITH THE GIRLS TO PLAY FIRST AT 3PM FOLLOWED BY THE BOYS. AS ALWAYS IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE GAME TUNE INTO KODI FOR ALL THE ACTION.


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