Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Brady boys improve to 7-3 on year

With an easy home victory over the Arthur County Wolves on Saturday, the Brady boys basketball team improved to 7-3 on the season.

“It was good for us to be able to sub all 10 guys throughout the game,” said Brady coach David Jacobs. “Getting all of the kids a fair amount of playing time is good for morale and we’re going to need that down the road.”

Brady jumped on the Wolves early and carried a comfortable 32-10 lead into halftime.

“Arthur lost a lot of kids from last year,” Jacobs said. “They have a very young team that could be pretty tough in the next two years.”

All 10 Eagle players put points on the board, led by sophomore Troy Lusk with 13.

The Eagles will build on the win and a third-place finish in the Brady Holiday Tournament and point their focus toward Hayes Center (4-5) at home on Friday and a road game at South Loup (2-7) on Saturday.

The Cardinals play hard, Jacobs said, and are well coached.

“They always seem to give us a challenge,” he said.

And South Loup, which gave Brady a battle in the Maxwell tournament, does not seem like a two-win team, Jacobs said.

“They’re a puzzle to me,” he said. “I’m sure they’ll play us tough again.”

Jacobs said to be successful, the Eagles need to keep their intensity high in their full-court pressure defense and capitalize on the transition buckets it creates.

Tipoff for Friday’s home game will be approximately 7:30 p.m.