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Varsity basketball prepares ahead of season

Varsity basketball will start their competition season in two and a half weeks, and players and coaches are starting to get mentally prepared.

“We’re very excited,” head coach Benji George said. “We’ve got a lot of good players so we’re excited for the opportunity to compete in the league.”

On Nov. 29, the team will travel to Hays to compete in the Hays shootout. The competition consists of eight teams and three games are guaranteed in what is called a compass tournament. Their first game they will faces off with Thomas More Prep-Marian.

After the tourney, MHS will play 14 conference games — 7 home, 7 away.

In the middle of the season, on Jan. 17, the Indians will travel to McPherson for a mid season tournament which is formatted the same as the Hays shootout, compass tourney. Four of the first six games will be at home and George says he is “very excited” for that.

“Our goal this year is to win the league and make a run for the state title,” senior guard Lawson Monaco said.

In 2017-18 season, the Indian basketball team went 11-10 overall and 6-7 in the Centennial League. They finished 7th in the conference. They went 4-4 both home and away while going 3-2 at neutral sites. They averaged 55 points per game and allowed 53 points per game on average. Their season ended after being defeated by Wichita North at home in the first round of the playoffs.

The Indians first home game will be on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., against the Seaman Vikings, who they lost to last season in Topeka, 56-50.

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