Sports Winter Sports — 20 December 2013
Sports:  Boys basketball starts season with two losses, one win

Rock Creek boys basketball started their season off at home on Dec. 6, defeating Clay Center 69-42.

The overall high scorer was sophomore Carson Becker with 20 points; he also had the most assists with five, and sophomore Jared Garcia had the most fouls with three.

Head coach Jim Johnston said, “In the first half, defense was good, and in the second half, the defense needed to be improved, as there were too many points allowed. Also, in the second half, offense was well executed, especially during the fast break.”

Rock Creek hosted their second game, losing to Abilene 75-70 in overtime. Scoring the most points was senior Ryan Schneider with 16 points, and he also had the most fouls, fouling out with five. All tying with the most assists at two were juniors Alex Feldkamp, Jackson Goodmiller and Zach Nider and Becker.

Traveling to the Home of the Braves, Rock Creek lost their third game to Council Grove 75-64, bringing their record to 1-2. Schneider scored the most points for the second time this year with 20. Becker also had the most assists again with five. Both Goodmiller and Becker were taken out of the game after their fifth foul.

Rock Creek boys basketball is looking forward to the rest of the year with a positive attitude.

Johnston said, “We have the potential to be very good, but we have to work as a unit, and everyone has to be willing to sacrifice for the better of the team.”

In addition to what Johnston said, Schneider said, “It looks like it’s going to be a good year. We have a lot of young talent. Once we get all of our offensive plays and defense down, we will take off. We should have a great year.”

Agreeing with Johnston and Schneider, Garcia said, “We are very young, but the coaches have been working us hard, and I think we can be very successful this year if we are disciplined and play as a team consistently.”

Article by Jayden Weers, Staff Member

Photo by Jacob Milham, Newspaper Editor in Chief

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