On Monday, November 26, the Nevada boy’s freshman team competed in their season opener against Grundy Center at home. Nevada was able to pull out a win in a high–scoring game, 51-64.
James Edwards was Nevada’s leading scorer for the night with a total of 25 points. Connor Schnettgoecke was not far behind with a total of 18 points. Colin Memmer also did a nice job of contributing to the team with 14 points.
Coach Jon Kruse said, “James Edwards stood out because of getting to the free throw line by attacking the basket and also the offensive and defensive rebounds he pulled down.”
The team struggled a bit with getting up and down the court so they will continue to condition more in the upcoming practices.
Player Gavin Melohn said, “We went into the game thinking we already had it won. Our defense started off a bit slow, but we picked it up as the game went on. We also started playing more as a team towards the second half.”
Coach Kruse is looking forward to seeing how Nevada’s offense can improve as open 3’s start falling in more and what their full court pressure will do when it has been fully implemented.
The freshmen boys will play Iowa Falls-Alden tonight on the road.
Article contributed by Briar Crain.