Scouts drop season opener to Broncos

Senior Joe Lance throws the ball into sophomore Will Danielson while he is posting up. Lance is the team's point guard this year while Danielson plays the post position.

Renee Backstrom

The David City High School boys basketball team traveled to Centennial on Dec. 1 for their first game finishing with a score of 27-48.

“For our first game my goal for the team is to hold our opponent below 37 points,” senior Ross Kirby said. “I also want us to play good, sound basketball and ultimately get the dub [W].”

Starting this year for the Scouts are seniors Ross Kirby, Matt Lewis, and Joe Lance; junior Colin Vandenberg; and sophomore Will Danielson. Different from previous years, the boys are mostly running a 2-3 on defense instead of their usual man.

“It [the defense] fits our personnel a little better since we have a shorter team,” Head Coach Cole Carraher said. “It also guarantees that we always have the biggest guy protecting the paint.”

The game started off slow with the first points not made until  around two minutes in when the Broncos put up a three pointer. Soon after, Lance made his free throws to put the Scouts on the board. 

“Effort and attitude throughout all four quarters were up to my expectations, but nothing seemed to work offensively,” Carraher said. “The shooting percentage was only 18% from the field, so that is something we definitely need to bump up.”

On Dec. 3, the Scouts had their first home game where they were defeated by the North Bend Tigers 27 to 69.

The next game for the Scouts will be home on Dec. 10 against the Fillmore Central Panthers following the girls 2:30 game.

“They are going to be a team that can score in bunches. We are going to need to be disciplined and get back defensively,” Carraher said. “We have to be up for it and have good shots so that we hopefully come away with a win.”