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Despite Loss, Freshmen Play Well Against Skutt

Facing off with an opponent, point guard Nick Arkfeld'20  looks for an player to pass the basketball to.

Drew Carleton

Facing off with an opponent, point guard Nick Arkfeld'20 looks for an player to pass the basketball to.

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With the season being halfway over, the Freshman A basketball team fought their way against the Skutt Catholic Skyhawks. Although coming up short, 34-49, the team showed off their skills and teamwork against the Skyhawks. The players stayed positive and improved on mistakes.

“So far, the season has gone fairly well, and I am happy with the progress we have made. However, I feel that we need to improve on committing less turnovers, moving the ball more, and taking better shots,” point guard Nick Arkfeld’20 said.

Although practices and games can be long and tiring, Arkfeld was especially looking forward to this game.

“For me, I have several friends that go to Skutt Catholic. I was excited to play against my former teammates, and kind of wanted to prove myself,” he said.

Arkfeld thought that playing against the Skyhawks was really tough, but was fun at the same time.

“They were really good at controlling the pace, and forced us to commit a lot of turnovers. That’s why we lost the game,” he said.

As the season has continued, guard Quinton Mohr’19 has also taken note of the team.

“I am really impressed with the friendships amongst the freshmen. Everybody seems to be getting along. Also, playing for Mount Michael is unlike any other sports program that I’ve been apart of. I find that the freshmen truly value playing for Mount Michael,” Mohr said.

He feels that the freshmen need to work on turnovers and rebounding. However, he’s been impressed with their effort and skill. Mohr also enjoyed watching the freshmen play against the Skyhawks.

“I find freshmen games to be the most fun to watch. The games are usually pretty close, and it’s also fast-paced,” he said.

Although Freshman A basketball may be halfway over, players are still finding their strengths and weaknesses. With more than a month left in the season, they are hoping to improve and get stronger as a team.

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