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(AUDIO) BRLD Boys look to repeat as State Champs; Girls hoping to make state and see improved effort

(AUDIO) BRLD Boys look to repeat as State Champs; Girls hoping to make state and see improved effort

Team: Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur

Mascot: Wolverines

Colors: UCLA Blue, Black, and Gold

Class: C-2

Conference: East Husker

Head Coach: Cory Meyer (6th season) (107-28 record)

2018-2019 record: 27-1 (Won State)

Returning Starters: 5

Overview:

The BRLD Boys Basketball Team returns all but one player from last year’s 27-1 State Championship Team with the lone loss being Nick Ronnfeldt.

The Wolverines return all five starters, including the likes of Dylan Beutler (6’5, JR), Will Gatzemeyer (5’10, SR), Lucas Vogt (5’11, JR), Darwin Snyder (5’10, SR PG/SG), and Jaxon Johnson 6’4, SR).

Other key contributors back include Arizona Riecken, Devin Hegge, Micah Henschen, Braxton Bargmann, Kobe Lyons, and Luke Kramer (6’1, SR).

BRLD figures to be loaded once again this year, but 6th year Head Coach Cory Meyer says the offseason wasn’t good as a lot of guys were busy with football, AAU Basketball stuff, and baseball.

It’s a concern of Meyer’s.

Season Outlook:

The BRLD Boys look to repeat as C-2 State Champs this year.

BRLD hosts Omaha Nation in the season opener on Thursday. Meyer says the Chiefs are always good. “The thing about Omaha Nation is they’re always salty. Just when you think ah they’re going to have a down year they don’t. I know Basketball is their sport over there, and they’re always playing basketball, and I expect them to be very good.”

The Chiefs along with Ponca, Wakefield, and Walthill are in Sub-District C2-4 with the Wolverines.

Meyer says repeating would be quite the feat. “It’d be great, it really would be. But I expect it to be more difficult this year than it was last year just because of the talent’s that coming back. I know we have a lot back, but there’s a lot of teams that are around us that have actually gotten better since last year.”

Meyer says repeating is a goal, saying his team has to stay hungry.

2019-2020 BRLD Wolverines Boys Basketball Schedule:

12/05/19 Omaha Nation
12/07/19 @ Homer
12/12/19 @ Walthill
12/13/19 Clarkson/Leigh
12/20/19 Howells-Dodge
12/28-12/30 (To Be Determined) Homer Holiday Tournament Homer
01/03/20 @ Ponca
01/10/20 Pierce Site: Sioux City, Iowa CNOS Classic Sioux City, Iowa CNOS Classic
01/11/20 West Point-Beemer
01/14/20 Tekamah-Herman
01/17/20 Oakland-Craig
01/21/20 Wakefield
01/24/20 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
01/25/20 @ Stanton
01/28/20 Winnebago
02/01-02/08 (To Be Determined) East Husker BBB Tournament TBD
02/11/20 Wisner-Pilger
02/14/20 @ Logan View-Scribner-Snyder
02/15/20 Hastings Site: Grand Island-Heartland Classic Grand Island-Heartland Classic
02/21/20 @ Pender

Click here to listen to Interview with Coach Meyer 

 

Team: Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur

Mascot: Wolverines

Colors: UCLA Blue, Black, and Gold

Class: C-2

Conference: East Husker

Head Coach: Rod Peters (8th season)

2018-2019 record: 15-8 (lost to GACC in Sub-Districts)

Returning Starters: N/A

Overview:

The BRLD Girls look for improvement and a State Tournament berth this season.

Back for 8th year Head Coach Rod Peters are Seniors Kelsey Larsen (5’8, SR G) and KaiLynn Lovejoy (5’9, SR F), Juniors Caragan Tietz (5’9, G), Isabel Freemont 5’8, G), Aubrey Berg 5’4, G), Audra Nolting (5’8, F), and Emma Beutler (5’8, F). Other contributors include sophomores Alyssa Buchholz (5’9, F) and Jordan Snyder (6’2, F).

BRLD said goodbye to Paige Peters and Brandi Simonsen last year.

Peters adds the offseason went well. “Many of the girls showed up at 6:00 in the morning to lift weights, 5 days a week. Then we went to numerous team basketball camps, whether they were JV or Varsity, we had a really good turnout in those, I’m really pleased with what the girls did and who came. They all just make it a point to be there, and we did a lot of good things.”

Peters says the Wolverines went to team camps at York, Clarkson/Leigh, Wahoo, and Shelby/Rising City.

Season Outlook:

The BRLD Girls look to be successful this year.

BRLD opens up the season at home on Thursday against Omaha Nation.

The Wolverines are in Sub-District C2-4 with GACC, Wisner-Pilger, Ponca, and Homer.

Peters says that Sub-District is stacked. “Anybody in that District can come out, and I think it’ll be tough. Maybe it’s the team who’s shooting the best that night.”

Peters adds his team needs to play harder than they have in the past. “One of our expectations is to come to practice and to games everyday with effort. And I think sometimes in the past we’ve lacked that. We’ve lacked effort in practice or we’ve lacked effort in games. And it’s really something we’ve stressed this year.”

Peters says qualifying for State is one of the team’s goals.

2019-2020 BRLD Wolverines Girls Basketball Schedule:

12/05/19 Omaha Nation
12/07/19 @ Homer
12/10/19 @ Pierce
12/12/19 @ Walthill
12/13/19 Clarkson/Leigh
12/20/19 Howells-Dodge
12/21/19 Boys Town
12/28-12/30 (To Be Determined) Homer Holiday Tournament Homer
01/03/20 @ Ponca
01/04/20 @ Pender
01/11/20 West Point-Beemer
01/14/20 Tekamah-Herman
01/17/20 Oakland-Craig
01/21/20 Wakefield-Allen
01/24/20 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
01/25/20 @ Stanton
01/28/20 Winnebago
01/31-02/08 (To Be Determined) East Husker GBB Tournament TBA
02/11/20 Wisner-Pilger
02/14/20 @ Logan View-Scribner-Snyder

Click here to listen to Interview with Coach Peters 

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