Joshua Powers, Student Reporter Senior Milan HS
The 7th grade Milan boys basketball team (10-10) wrapped up their 2019-20 season with a tough loss at Batesville, due to their top scorer being injured during the game.
Despite a seemingly average season, Head Coach Jeff Stutler considered this season a success because of the many improvements the team had made throughout the season. Offensively the team improved their points per game (PPG), jumping up from 26 PPG, for the first half of the season, to 30 PPG the second half of the season. Even more important than stats, the 7th grade team learned the value of sportsmanship and a good work ethic.
Coach Stutler expressed, “I believe having a better understanding of basketball is important, what it takes to be successful and working toward that goal are things we try to instill in our players at this level. We try to instill a work ethic and desire to improve while giving them the opportunities through the off-season to accomplish their goals and be successful players.”
8th grade Coach Cooper Wade had the pleasure of being at some of the 7th grade basketball team’s practices and games and he has high hopes for them stating, “I see potential, and I am extremely excited to start next year's season with them.”