The HHS boys basketball team is 3-3 on the season with its next game tonight (Dec. 7) at Wilson Central. Coach Clancy Hall recently told The Ville News that he is looking for steady effort and improvement from his squad, which includes six seniors, six juniors and two sophomores. "We need to be playing our best basketball in January and February," Hall said. Below are more of the coach's thoughts.
Q: What do you expect for this season?
A: Our team expects to compete in each game by playing as hard as we can each possession.
Q: What changes do you want from last year to this year?
A: We try not to compare our teams year to year due to the fact that personnel changes each season both on our team as well as the teams we play. Our expectation of excellent attitude and effort is the same each season.
Q: How does this team compare to last year's in size?
A: Our point guard position is shorter this year but our younger kids (sophomores and juniors) are taller.
Q: Have you lost many key players from last season?
A: We graduated four seniors - each of them brought valuable attributes to our program and they will be greatly missed.
Q: Have you seen any improvement so far within practices?
A: Our team has improved little by little each practice as well as each game. Our goal will be to continue to improve through the rest of the season. We need to be playing our best basketball in January and February.
Story by Thomas Matchell and Hudson Mortimer