The South Gray Rebels girls basketball team (3-1) competed last Friday and Saturday in the Cimarron Invitational. The team is 3-1 after it, having won one game entering it then going 2-1 in the Invitational.
The team started the tournament by crushing Moscow High School 71-22, then lost to eventual second-place finisher Cimarron before finishing third with a 50-39 win over Sublette Saturday.
South Gray head girls basketball coach Paul Clancy said that after looking at the game-film, the team did one specific thing well.
“What we didn’t do well against Cimarron we did well against Sublette, and that was shoot free throws,” Clancy said. “We played a little different of a style against Sublette than we did against Cimarron, we played a more pressure defense full court.”
He learned a lot from the tape, he said.
Full-court, pressure defense is something Clancy would like the team to run at times, but that’ll depend on how the team develops in its understanding of it.
It’s still early in the season though, Clancy said. The team has had limited practice time to pick up a whole new system from last year as well.
“We’ve still got a lot of practice to do in developing this team,” Clancy said.
So far though, the team learned a lot from the game against Cimarron.
The road doesn’t get any easier for the team though as they charge toward the end of their December slate.
After playing Ingalls Tuesday night, the team faces 3-1 Spearville, followed by 4-0 South Central on Dec. 19, before taking a break until Jan. 9, 2018, when the team plays Satanta at home.