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Boys basketball defeats Frisco Lebanon Trail

Jade Owens
Junior Kidus Getenet makes a three-point shot in the second quarter. The Leopards begin district play on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Friday night, the boys basketball team started off their season with a win against the Frisco Lebanon Trail Trail Blazers. The team beat the Trail Blazers with a score of 73-49. 

“For the season opener, I thought the boys played well,” head coach Kyle Herrema said. “We set the tone defensively with our effort and we dominated the glass.”

The team has practiced every day of the week along with Saturday practices in preparation for their season. 

“We have focused all preseason on making sure we play as a team and are more physical than our opponents,” senior Dawson Holt said.

In practices, the team has worked on bringing physicality and effort to how they play. They have specifically focused on their defense and mentality to prepare for the season. 

“We have been giving out great effort in our early practices and working hard,” senior Mitchell Weaver said. “We are working to be more physical to prepare for our future opponents who are going to be more challenging teams.”

The team’s next game is on Tuesday Nov. 17 against Mesquite Poteet, and they are watching film to see what their competition will look like. The team is working towards achieving their goal of being district champions this year.

“This season, as a team, we are trying to win a district championship and make a run in the playoffs against some of the state’s best teams,” Holt said. “We’re going to continue working at getting more and more physical as a team and make sure we stay fundamentally strong.”

The team and the coaches are focusing on having a strong mentality going into the seasons and throughout the whole season. This is their goal for each game and practice. 

“Our biggest goal is just having a tough mindset,” Herrema said. “We want to be the most mentally tough team on the floor each night.”

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Margo Friloux, Section Editor
Entering her final year on staff, Margo is excited to work with her Co-Sports Editor and Leopard Life alum, Will Doig. This year is bittersweet to Friloux. She is ready to soak up the rest of her high school years in the newsroom. Out of the newsroom, Friloux is hoping it up, hanging out with friends, going to Braum's, watching “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Star Wars” and hanging out with her sisters. Friloux is an avid Harry Styles and Anakin Skywalker fan. She gets the chance to see her idol, Mr.Styles, in concert this year, and she is determined to make him fall in love with her. In school, Friloux is a part of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) class, NHS, LARK and basketball. Although she’s still shedding tears over the retirement of Parker and Lindsey, she and Doig are still carrying on the Leopard Life legacy. Live. Laugh. Love. TRL. 
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