BHS basketball team competes in camp
Published 9:16 am Friday, June 30, 2017
MANDEVILLE — Bogalusa spent Friday and Saturday at Lakeshore High School’s basketball team working to get better.
The team played five games over the two days with each contest featuring a pair of 18-minute halves with a running clock until the one-minute mark of each half. At that point, it stopped on the whistle.
Bogalusa, which has an inexperienced team this year, opened the camp with an eight-point loss to Northshore. The following game was a 30-point setback to Slidell.
The Lumberjacks lost the three games Saturday, but coach Randall Ginn said Saturday was better than Friday.
“We got a lot out of Saturday’s games,” Ginn said. “The kids were very competitive. We’re limited because all of us don’t all of the plays yet. We focused on getting better on man-to-man defense, which we did in every game except the Slidell game and we were focused on competing.”
Bogalusa lost to Lakeshore in sudden-death overtime. Bogalusa had the ball twice, but had a 3-pointer blocked and a turned it over.
They lost to Fontainebleau by 11 and Lusher by eight.
In the tournament, Franklinton led in the second half against Northshore, Lakeshore and Fontainebleau.
“It’s important to play what the kids know what will be better competition, so they know where they stand. Everything is at an evaluation process right now,” Ginn said.
Ginn said the key word right now is time.
Many other coaches told me that we’ve a lot to work with, but time is the key,” Ginn said. “We’ve got plenty of time. We’re not going to put the whole system in by the season. We’re going to learn how to run our press, play man-to-man and just pick a few offensive plays.”