Waters anticipates great season

There is a positive vibe bouncing through the Salmon Arm Secondary Golds senior basketball team as their season is set to get underway

Game shape: Members of the Salmon Arm Golds senior basketball team complete a transition drill during a practice at the Sullivan Campus gym on Monday.

There is a positive vibe bouncing through the Salmon Arm Secondary Golds senior basketball team as their season is set to get underway on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Head coach Rhys Waters is eager to get the season started.

“We have what should be an exciting and very competitive team this year,” said Waters.

The roster was finalized a little over three weeks ago, and Waters and his coaching staff have been putting the squad through their paces. Joining the coaching staff is Golds alumni, Jordan Grieve, who just finished coaching the Golds football team.

In preparation for the first game of the season against the Kelowna Secondary School Owls, the Golds have worked extensively on their conditioning, transition game and defensive play.

The Golds will not be the tallest team in the division, so they will have to rely strongly on their ability to box out opponents and rebound efficiently.

On the other hand, Salmon Arm is a team filled with speed and skill, which will allow them to break quickly up the court and hurt their opposition on the counter attack.

As a young team, Salmon Arm will have to rely on their returning Grade 12 players to lead the team.

The Golds will host their first home game of the season on Dec. 5 against the Mount Boucherie Bears before hosting their annual homecoming girls and boys tournament on Dec. 22 and 23 at the Sullivan Campus gym.

 

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