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Filly Basketball Galloping into New Year

Written by on January 6, 2020

WITH THE CODY BASKETBALL TEAMS RETURNING TO ACTION TOMORROW I’LL BE TAKING A LOOK AT BOTH TEAMS, FROM WHAT THEY WORKED ON OVER THE BREAK TO WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING UP.

FOR THE CODY FILLIES, THEY STARTED OFF THE SEASON 0-2 BEFORE WINNING THEIR FINAL TWO GAMES OF 2019 TO EVEN THEIR SEASON RECORD AT TWO GAMES A PIECE. OVER THE BREAK I CAUGHT UP WITH HEAD COACH CHRIS WAGNER AND HE GIVES HIS THOUGHTS ON THE TEAMS 2019 CAMPAIGN.

“JUST LIKE OUR TEAM CONCEPTS. JUST PLAYING FAST, TRYING TO PRESSURE THE BALL AT ALL TIMES. I FEEL LIKE IN GENERAL WE’RE DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB BUT THESE NEXT TWO WEEKS ARE A GOOD TIME TO KIND OF BREAK DOWN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF EACH ONE OF THOSE. I FEEL LIKE THE GIRLS HAVE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING BUT NOW WE CAN START BREAKING DOWN THE DETAILS SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE DOING AND WHY WE’RE DOING IT.”

OVER THE BREAK THE FILLIES HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE TRANSITION GAME, GETTING THE BALL UP AND DOWN THE FLOOR AS WELL AS HONING IN ON THEIR BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTALS.

“WE’RE REALLY JUST HAMMERING OUT THE DETAILS OF STUFF. SO WITH A COUPLE OF OUR OFFENSES THEY’VE GOT THE GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF IT BUT NOW WE’RE GOING TO REALLY PICK APART AND SEE WHERE THEY CAN START ISOLATING DIFFERENT PLAYERS OR WE CAN CREATE SOME DIFFERENT SITUATIONS ON THE FLOOR THAT WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.”

THIS CODY SQUAD HAS BEEN RECEIVING CONTRIBUTIONS UP AND DOWN THEIR ROSTER AND COACH WAGNER TALKS ABOUT THE YOUTH ON THIS TEAM AND HOW THEY CONTINUE TO DEVELOP.

“YOU KNOW, ADJUSTING TO WHATEVER LEVEL THEY PLAYED WITH. THAT THUNDER BASIN WAS JUST A BIG SHELL SHOCK AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT A VARSITY LEVEL FEELS LIKE AND UNFORTUNATELY IT’S AGAINST THE BEST TEAM IN THE WHOLE STATE ALMOST. SO YOU KNOW THEY GOT THROWN INTO A LOT OF THOSE TOUGH POSITIONS BUT YOU KNOW JUST THEIR COMPOSURE. THEY GOT BEAT DOWN, OVER AND OVER AT TIMES AND THEY JUST KEEP STANDING UP AND FIGHTING BACK AND NOW WE’RE GETTING TO THE TEAMS THAT WE’RE A LITTLE MORE COMPETITIVE WITH. THE ADVERSITY THEY FOUGHT IN THOSE EARLIER GAMES ARE MAKING THEM MUCH BETTER PLAYERS NOW.”

AND NOW THAT 2020 IS UPON US THE FILLIES WILL LOOK TO ADD TO THEIR IMPRESSIVE START TO THE SEASON. GOING FORWARD COACH WAGNER IS LOOKING FOR HIS TEAM TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE ON THE GLASS.

“I’D LIKE TO SEE US START HITTING THE REBOUNDS A LITTLE BIT HARDER AND GOING AT IT MORE AGGRESSIVELY. I FEEL LIKE WE’RE, OUR HALF COURT DEFENSE IS GOOD BUT THEN WE’LL GIVE UP SOME SECOND CHANCES CAUSE WE’RE NOT REALLY FINISHING THE PLAYS, SO GETTING TO THE BOARDS A LITTLE BIT MORE. ON THE OFFENSIVE END TRYING TO CREATE SOME MORE OF THOSE EASY SECOND CHANCE OPPORTUNITIES.”

BOTH THE CODY BASKETBALL TEAMS WILL HIT THE FLOOR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2020 TOMORROW/TONIGHT WHEN THEY WELCOME WORLAND INTO THE SWEITZER GYMNASIUM. GIRLS TIP-OFF AT 5:30 WITH THE BOYS TO FOLLOW AT 7PM. YOU CAN CATCH BOTH GAMES ON KODI AM 1400 AND 96.7FM.


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