By Courtney Jenson
Wiggins Middle School boys’ basketball started their season off strong with two wins in a row. The Tigers played Akron on Monday, October 19, and Byers Tuesday, October 27. The boys came out strong and finished strong in the Akron game, ending with a score of 58-6. Next, they played Byers at home, beating the Bulldogs 45-19.
According to eighth-grader Dillon Harshman, the team will be better than last year because they have more heart and talent. During the Akron game, Harshman led the team with the most points scored. Harshman said that their teamwork went well during the Akron game but they still have a lot to work on. “There is still a lot to improve on but it will get better,” said Harshman.
Eighth-grader Sheldon Risner focused on the team’s accomplishments. “We made a lot of shots and our free throws were good and our defense was also good,” said Risner. Jacob Jenson said that they had a lot of fast breaks and steals that led to their win.
With two wins already, Risner is confident. “ My plan this year is to go undefeated,” he said. Against Byers, Risner led the team with the most baskets made, including seven out of eight free throws.
Harshman said that the Byers Bulldogs put more pressure on them than Akron did, but they still came out strong in the end.
The boys play tonight at home against Merino for the league game, with the B team starting at 3 p.m.