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Men’s Basketball Makes it to Playoffs

Eagles take on Burkburnett in regional quarterfinals

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Men’s Basketball Makes it to Playoffs

Pictured: Coach Drew Coffman advising his varsity basketball team

Photo courtesy of Lindsay Gogniat

Pictured: Coach Drew Coffman advising his varsity basketball team Photo courtesy of Lindsay Gogniat

Pictured: Coach Drew Coffman advising his varsity basketball team Photo courtesy of Lindsay Gogniat

Pictured: Coach Drew Coffman advising his varsity basketball team Photo courtesy of Lindsay Gogniat


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As the noise from the screaming fans echoes throughout the gym, coaches call out to their players guiding them each step of the way. The timer continues to tick closer and closer to zero, and then the buzzer sounds, indicating another Eagle win.

With a new best overall record of 34 wins to 3 losses, the Varsity Men’s Basketball team heads to the regional quarterfinals tonight at The Coliseum at Midwestern State University at 7pm.

Since October, and for some players, even sooner, preparation for this eventful season began. The bi-district game took place on February 18 against Godley, with a final score of 84-49. The Eagles then soared into win the area match-up against W.F. Hirschi with a final score of 43 to 26. Tonight, the team attempts to advance further in playoffs when they take on the Burkburnett Bulldogs to decide who moves onto the regional semifinals this Friday.

“We should do just fine,” Coach Drew Coffman said. “We’ve been preparing for months and I know my boys can do it.”

In preparation, coaches go out to scout the opposing teams. They watch their plays and then go back to conduct laborious drills to hone their players skills during practices. All of this preparation comes down to the line when the players set foot on the court.

“I was in off season, so I’ve been preparing since the beginning of the year,” senior Wilson Hicks said. “We do a lot in the weight rooms and on the court.”

Many struggle with the mere fact that so much work depends on the outcome of a small series of games, but Coffman feels confident in his players and regardless of what happens, his team makes the most of their time on the court.

“It’s safe to say that if we keep the other team from scoring, we’ll win,” Coffman said.

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