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Summer basketball helps Bruins hone their game

During Bear River’s 2020-21 school year, the Varsity Boys Basketball team practiced under strict COVID-19 health protocols. Photo by Maddie Meilinger

Bruin basketball players swish for a successful season following their summer training.

The Bear River boys summer league basketball team has been working hard during the 2021 summer break. Senior Carter Nunnick talked about how often the team gets together to practice and who the league welcomes.

“We practice about 2-3 times per week and the team is associated with the school, anyone interested can join and play,” he said.

Matt Grimes, a senior, explained how new students interested in playing basketball at Bear River can get involved in the team early on.

“[The league] is associated with school so if you’re just joining Bear River or are wanting to play next season you can before,” he said.

Several Bruins shared how the summer league helps improve their game and allows them to get extra practice in a team setting.

“The summer league helps work on fundamentals and sides and skills,” said Anders Torgerson, a junior.

Grimes and Nunnick had similar remarks about the benefits of the summer training.

“The summer league helps us tremendously for the season in getting us in shape and helping our team chemistry,” said Nunnick

“You get to practice plays and get closer with the guys you’ll be playing with during season as well as keeping in shape,” said Grimes.

Fellow senior Ryan Downs shared how students can take advantage of the extra summer practice.

“Summer basketball isn’t mandatory but it’s a good way to spend your free time in the summer while preparing yourself for the following season,” he said.

Sam Gouveia, a senior, explained how the summer season can prove to be important in the normal season.

“It prepares us by allowing us to work on our game and get some more experience on the floor against some bigger schools and teams we will play in season,” he said.

With hopes of a successful winter season, several seniors describe what they most look forward to going into their final year of high school sports.

“Hopefully we continue to strengthen our skills and team chemistry and have a memorable season next year,” said Downs.

“I’m looking forward to playing as a senior next year and enjoying the season,” said Gouveia

As a final remark Grimes shared his confidence in the team.

“Our team is gonna win games this season,” he said.

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Summer basketball helps Bruins hone their game