The Wildcats players had a field day on Wednesday, Dec. 17 as they played their away games against Sylvan Lake, beating them convincingly.
The girls won 60-30, while the boys won 58-39.
The girls’ coach, Kim Poapst was very pleased with the victory, particularly with the three pointers scored by three of her players.
“They all shot well from the outside,” said Poapst. “But we need to work on man-to-man defence, and ensure that the girls think about what is going on when they come off the bench.”
According to Poapst, although the girls are winning by a large margin, she wants to focus on a game plan where they are up two or down two.
“This helps us see as coaches who we should have on the court at the end of a close game and make the girls think what to do on the offensive and on the defensive,” added Poapst.
The girl Wildcats are to participate in a senior tournament in Lacombe in January.
“This will be an awesome challenge for us as our record is 9-0, so we are looking forward to the new year,” said Poapst. “We have a great group of student athletes who continue to improve.”
After Christmas when Wildcats play Hunting Hills from Red Deer, Poapst wants her girls to “move the ball quicker”.
“We need to focus more on outside shooting and stronger defence against stronger teams, so our strategy for Hunting Hills would be to move the ball quicker and make sharper passes,” said Poapst. “Using screens in our offence and using a full court zone press, we need to work on our press break as Hunting will probably press us.”
Wildcat boys win 58-39 against Sylvan Lake
The boy Wildcats pulled off an impressive win against Sylvan Lake, beating them 58-39 on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
The boys’ coach Warren Aspenes was quite happy with the win, especially since they had a short bench.
“We only had seven players, but our defence was still quite good and we were able to shut Sylvan down,” said Aspenes. “We are still trying to improve our ball and player movement on offence.”
According to Aspenes, the boys are quite strong on their defence.
“Defensively they know what to do as individuals, but now they need to learn how to communicate with each other and enhance their efforts,” added Aspenes.
Wildcats play Hunting Hills in Red Deer on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.