Next week, area basketball teams will flock to the BGHS gym to vie for the championship spot of the 89th Annual Bowling Green Basketball Tournament. Few teams are more excited for this chance that the home team itself, the Lady Cats.
“We are honored with receiving the number-one seed in our tournament,” said head coach Bryan Keim. “We are very excited about defending our championship from last year. We are a different team than last year, but it is still our championship.”
Keim said he hopes his team will be “closer to full strength by then, with a couple girls coming back this week from injuries.”
Many of the girls who have been benched are getting their “game legs” back this week at the Palmyra tournament.
With the new head coach at the helm, this year’s season so far has been dedicated to melding techniques and approaches.
“We have made some adjustments to the way we play and hopefully this benefits us the rest of the season,” Keim noted. “I am really starting to understand our strengths and weaknesses and am doing the best I can to help these girls be as successful as possible.”
Although the girls and their new coach have had a somewhat difficult time melding styles, the team improves each time they hit the court, promising another successful season.
“It has a been a long and grueling process, but we are getting to a point where we are starting to figure this thing out,” the coach said. “I’m very excited about where we’re headed and the effort the girls are putting in on a daily basis to get there. We’ll go out and compete night in and night out and hopefully the scoreboard is in our favor when its over.”
An outlook from the Bobcats head coach Greg Williams was unavailable as of press-time. The boys will head into the tournament with a 6-4 record from the regular season.