“In the first two games, we were giving the ball up, making extra passes, hitting open shots,” Brown said. “Not trying to do too much individually. We work together pretty well and shoot pretty decent. We were phenomenal from the free throw line. We get along pretty good. Pretty good attitude on the team. That’s probably the best thing.”
Senior Preston Smith said it’s his responsibility to make sure the SaberCats continue to play as a cohesive group the entire season and not just in stretches.
“Stepping up is a huge part of this,” Smith said. “Taking care of everybody. We are a huge family. We need the chemistry. We don’t need any of the negative stuff. We love being around each other. We get along really well. We know when it’s time to get down and get ready for business.”
Smith is joined by Chelvin Webb and Darius Hodge as the team’s seniors who have been with the team for four years and seen the highs and lows. Brown is counting on them all for leadership.
“This year I think the team has a lot more heart than last year,” Webb said. “We have people supporting each other. Last year we didn’t have a lot of support from our bench and stuff like that. I just want be a better leader all around and encourage my teammates to play the best that they can. I’m going to bring it every night.”
The Cats (2-1) will host Norman North at 7:45 p.m. tonight at SMH. It’s their final game until after the holiday break.
“I think we can be tremendous if we just play the way we know we can play,” Smith said. “And gel together as a team. As long as we don’t separate we should be good and shock a lot of people.”
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