Wildcats enter statement week

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Collin Pearman (No. 15) and Ethan Hoppes (No. 10) wait for the ball to fall through the hoop during tournament action at Spokane. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

Coach: Team ready to leap forward

Games with Reeds Spring and Pierce City grace this week's schedule for the Cassville boys basketball team.

The Wildcats (9-7) are fresh off a third-place finish in the Spokane Tournament and had a chance to avenge their loss to the Wolves on Tuesday. Results were not available at presstime. On Friday, they welcome Pierce City to town for a tough non-conference showdown.

Using the Spokane tourney as a springboard, Barrett Milleson, Cassville coach, believes his team is ready to take a huge leap forward.

"I think the thing I'm most proud of is that we are continuing to get better as a team," Milleson said. "Our players are accepting their roles and buying into what they have to do to make us successful."

The Wildcats' post players, Skyler Wolf and Luke Lowery, are giving the squad more valuable minutes each night, and the trio of Trey Dalton, Collin Pearman and Ethan Hopper is finding a rhythm.

"I think playing high-caliber teams like Reeds Spring and Pierce City makes us better," Milleson said. "Our guys need to face adversity. We have sparks where we look great, and then we have moments of bonehead plays. We can't beat ourselves."

Tipoff against the Eagles is set for 7 p.m.

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