NZ B-Ball falls to 1-4

Posted 2/4/20

The North Zulch men’s basketball team fell to 1-4 in district play with home losses to Somerville Jan. 28 and Snook Friday. They will conclude the regular season with matchups against Burton and Iola after traveling to Normangee Tuesday.

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NZ B-Ball falls to 1-4

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The North Zulch men’s basketball team fell to 1-4 in district play with home losses to Somerville Jan. 28 and Snook Friday. They will conclude the regular season with matchups against Burton and Iola after traveling to Normangee Tuesday.

“We are getting the shots we want, we are just no knocking them down,” said head coach Matt Kirschner. “We are not getting to the sideline or charging the basket. We’re settling for jump shots, which is keeping our free throws down.”

The Bulldogs managed just 36 points in each of their losses to Somerville and Snook over the week. They had just 18 points in the first three quarters of the loss against Somerville before doubling their total in the fourth.

Emory Broussard and Carson Radde led the Bulldogs in points with 10 apiece and were followed by Kaleb Douga with nine and Eddy Medina with six.

The Bulldogs fell behind 20-6 in the first quarter of their home loss to Snook Friday. The team shot under 30 percent from the field for the second straight game and fell 63-36. Broussard led the team in scoring with 12 points and was followed by Douga with seven and Kirschner with five.

All four of the team’s district losses have come at NZHS. They will conclude the season with three straight road games after Friday’s senior night matchup.

“Other than Normangee, and Snook to an extent, we have been close with everyone,” said Kirschner. “There were some winnable games. They came to our court and stole a game, we have to go to their places and steal them back. The game plan will change a bit but not a whole lot.”

Kirschner highlighted intensity as the main shift in the team’s attitude moving forward through the remainder of district play without much room for error.

“We will develop more of an attacking mindset,” said Kirschner. “We need to find a way to get to the free throw line instead of settling for jump shots and three-pointers.”

After Tuesday’s matchup in Normangee, the Bulldogs will honor their seniors during Friday’s home matchup against Burton. They will conclude the second stint of district play with matchups at Iola, Somerville and Snook.

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