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Putting the foot on the court

It has been a rebuilding season for first year coach Kyle Benge and the Slicer basketball team.

So far, the record for the boys varsity team is 3-10. The team has defeated Lowell, South Bend Clay, and New Prairie.

It has been a been a season of close games for the Slicers including a four point loss on January 20th to rival Michigan City. Junior Carlos Jenkins led the team with 17 points. Sophomore Carson Crass chipped in 10 points.

“We work together by our motto ‘We before Me’. We put all of hard work into our practices, it has been more physical than it has been in the last couple of weeks. It has been helping us work together,” Jenkins said.

The post season is on the horizon for the Slicers, and the hopes are high.

“I hope we can make it into Sectionals. Hopefully, win sectionals. I know we have a tough Sectional, but if we play together as a team we can win,” Mason Schroeder, sophomore, said.

Basketball is a game of inches, and it has been a season of missing some big wins by just a small amount.

“I know our record does not show it, but there is a lot of games that we should’ve won, we could’ve won. We always have one quarter where we break down, if we can complete a whole game. I think we can have a lot more wins,” Schroeder, said.

The boys play Valparaiso on Thursday at Valpo.

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