Improved team plans to end season on good note


Maria Miranda

Senior guard Randall Sherman tries to get past an opponent during a game against Skyline on Jan 15. The team lost 75-60.

Makayla Mais, Staff Writer

With basketball season in full bloom, the boys basketball team is working hard to finish out the season. Along with head coach, Jared Wallace, the team’s main goal is improvement.
“Lately the guys are practicing well and starting to mature into roles, and figure out roles,” Wallace said. “We need to come out and work hard everyday.”
The team has won eight games, and their record going into the week at 10-6. A big win for the boys was Skyline, and Macks Creek, where they took third in the Skyline tournament. The boys won against Hallsville in overtime on Friday, Jan. 23.
The boys are looking forward to defeating Eldon and Versailles.
Senior point guard Tyler Dority, senior guard Randall Sherman, and senior guard Lane England are expecting to end the season well.
“I expect to get better, have good practices and finish the season out right,” Dority said.
“I expect to win a lot of games, and to continue to grow as a team,” Sherman said.
“I expect us to keeping playing good ball and win more games,” England said.
The point leader is senior Randall Sherman, and the rebound leader is senior Joey Cooner.
Dority, Sherman, England, and senior forward Tommy Proctor feel the team have been getting better as the season continues.
“We have come together more and are working better together,” Dority said.
“I feel like as a team we have improved and been forced to come together more,” Sherman said.
“I feel like we have improved a lot throughout the season,” England said.
“We’re getting better by our mistakes,” Proctor said. “It’s a learning process.”
As the team continues to grow as a team, and improve, Sherman continues to rack up points. Sherman is nearing the 2,000 point mark at 1,975 points going into the start of this week.
“Randall is a good offense player and helps with success,” Wallace said. “It a great personal achievement, and a lot for high school. He’s a very consistent and skilled player.”
Sherman broke the career points record at the 2014 Conway Tournament. The original record was set by 2001 graduate Adam Rowles with 1,351 points. Sherman should break 2,000 points by the end of basketball season, and have the potential to be one of the top players in the state.
This week, the boys will be playing Laquey, while participating in the Conway Tournament, where they are currently ranked second.