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Big Sky Boys Basketball Hopeful As Season Nears a Close

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While the Eagles record is a modest 2-3 over the last five games, as the season nears a close, head coach Bryan Ferriter isn't concerned too much with a few losses.

"The team is still in a pretty good spot I believe, because we have nothing but conference games like most everyone in the state, and there's a lot of potential for us to get in a position where we could hopefully host a play-in game," says Ferriter.

The Chance to host a play-off game is no small feat for the seniors on the team.

"I think it gains a lot, because at home, the student body shows up, supports you, and you can feed off their energy, plus you don't have to travel, you go to school, or whenever it is, you come to your gym, where you're used to your gm, you're used to the rims, and seeing all the smiling faces,  so it's a fun atmosphere," adds senior guard Brad Wakai.

Of the teams losses this season, very few have been by double digits, meaning even in defeat, the Eagles play the game close until the very end.

"I think it shows our team definitely works hard, we definitely need to take care of the ball better down the stretch, but we're improving every day, and the next two cross-town games I think good things will happen as long as we settle down and take care of the ball," says senior guard Jesson Preston.

Believe it or not, the Big Sky hoops team has taken a page out of the NFL with their vies on winning.

"Defense wins championships.  Like the Seattle Seahawks, they have a great defense, and whooped up on the Broncos, so I take pride in my defense, I think we have a good defense, and that translates into good offense," says Preston.

While The Eagles have several impressive wins to their resume, they also have two losses to cross-town foes Sentinel and Hellgate, something they hope to change the second time around.

"Ya, I think it's a lot of motivation.  You go 0-2 in cross-town, obviously the goal is to win the city championship so it's a lot of motivation to get a cross-town win, especially this year," admits Wakai.

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