Spartan boys basketball makes big strides on the season

Good communication and “all out hustle” is the name of the game when it comes to Spartan boys basketball coach Joey Mitchell’s philosophy.  

“Our first game of the season, we had a ton of turnovers and we didn’t play very well, we gave up a lot of points,” Mitchell said. “Throughout the season though, they’ve learned that they can determine their attitude and their effort everyday — those two things are  their choice. They’ve truly progressed and have come a long way since last June practicing in the gym.”

Now with just two home games left in the season, coach Mitchell said that Wessington Springs is on the verge of seeing a sophomore and junior-led team that’s about to “bust through a bubble.”  

“We are right there most of the time with rebounding,” Mitchell said, adding that he keeps preaching to the team about playing well through each and every quarter. “Defensively these kids have come a long way and are still learning a new philosophy. It’s going to be awesome to see them continue.”

In his first season of coaching the Spartans and as a former player at the college level,  coach Mitchell said it’s rewarding seeing basketball from a different point of view.

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