Lamar’s varsity basketball teams started their season with scrimmages and tournaments against several North Texas schools. To prepare for their games, coaches show their teams films of the competition and prepare them defensively to play against their offense. There are many returning players as well as new faces on the team ranging from juniors to seniors.
“We have a lot of talent, athleticism, and size which make us able to play well and work hard together”, said Coach Howell. “We have learned a lot, and the team has done a great job gearing up and getting ready for district.”
Although the team does face many challenges, the team spends their practices advancing their strengths, focusing on their weaknesses, and learning more about their competitors in hopes of advancing to the playoffs once again.
“We have a good solid group of kids that work really hard on and off the court, and just do a great job of staying in the game”, said Coach Levels. “We have a really competitive district, but we do a good job rebounding and playing our best”.
The players look forward to not only winning as much games as possible but to growing as a team and advancing their skills.
“I mentally and physically prepare myself for the next game and next practice,” said Keara Williams. “We all contribute in different ways by playing well under pressure and staying positive even when we are playing against players and refs.”