Dominic Potts gets ready for the layup during one of Greenville’s games last season. The Indians had their best season in 10 years and hope to keep their momentum this year. Photo by James Wilson
The Indians are set and ready to start shooting some hoops as the school’s two teams prepare for basketball season. The boys’ team has a lot to live up to after a winning season last year. The girls’ team finished with a losing record last season, but hopes to redeem itself this year.
The boys’ team had its best season in more than 10 years last year with a 14-10 record that landed the boys in the second round of playoffs. The team lost four seniors last year, including three starters. Thus, this year’s team only has nine players, as opposed to last year’s 13.
Another struggle the boys’ team will have to overcome is injured players. Three of the team’s players are still healing from injuries sustained during football season. Walker Meyers and Dominic Potts both injured their knees, while James Martinez stretched his calf muscle.
“Once we get rolling and get past these injuries, I think we’ll start looking pretty good,” commented Greenville’s coach, Russ Crouch. “To start with, though, we’ll be missing three players on a nine-person team.”
Greenville’s teams will host the annual John Holland Classic starting Thursday, Dec. 5.