Updated Sun, Nov 25, 2012 2:27 pm
Speed and teamwork are the two things that the Trimble Tomcats boy’s basketball team is going to focus on this season. The Tomcats are attempting to start on the winning track, as last season didn’t tally as many wins as hoped.
The majority of the players are coming off of a recent successful season on the football field as the Tomcats made a late tournament run this past month. Head basketball coach Curt Moore plans on building off of that success.
“Winning breeds winning,” Moore said. “They know they can win, now they just have to prove it on the basketball court.”
Senior Cody Bragg is pleased with how well his team is coming together.
“We all are friends from football,” said Bragg. “So we know how each other plays and works.”
With having no players over 6-foot-3 inches tall, the Tomcats also plan on using their speed and fast-paced offense to be victorious in games.
“We’re going to try to run 94 feet for 32 minutes and try to cause a little bit of chaos,” Moore said.
Trimble also hopes to use that chaos on defense to force turnovers into a fast-paced offense.
The Tomcats also plan on rotating multiple players into the contests as they sport a full roster all the way through the freshman team.
Trimble expects to be at least in the middle of the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division this season, after going 3-19 overall and 1-15 in the conference. The Tomcats did manage to steal a victory in the tournament last season before falling in the next game.
Trimble begins their 2012-13 campaign at home against the Alexander Spartans, November 30 with junior varsity beginning at 6p.m.