Crowds, plays pushing Wildcats
Team builds momentum heading into season's final month
With Lamar and Aurora on the Cassville boys basketball schedule on Friday and Tuesday respectively, the Wildcats know they have their work cutout for them.
"Every game we play is bigger than the previous," said Barrett Milleson, Cassville boys coach. "Right now our goal is to get some momentum as we head toward that district tournament."
Milleson pointed to the Tipoff Homecoming victory over Pierce City as proof that his team has improved.
"Our ball movement was crisper and decision making was better," Milleson said. "The assistant coaches and i pulled take from our games we played to start the season and the difference in our play was night and day."
The coach also praised the efforts of the crowd and fan support on Friday.
"Our guys fed off their energy," Milleson said. "We hope our fans can bring that emotion every night. It helped us win the game."
The Wildcats defense has been their strength all season according to their coach. It is the area that has been the most consistent.
Offensively, the team is now meeting the coach's expectations.
"We knew that there would be a big learning curve this season," Milleson said. "Our basketball IQ has grown and the boys are seeing and implementing what we want them to do every day."
Milleson said that as long as the players are buying in and giving their best effort, he is fine with the outcome of the games.