The Chiefs defeated the Cougars convincingly last Friday, 88-48, to improve toe 7-6 overall and 5-6 in the Rock Valley Conference. Leading the way was Logan Eischeid with 20 points, shown in a game earlier this season. (Peter Mischka photo)

Improvement is building ‘a team force’ coach says

By Dan Truttschel


There was plenty to like from the Big Foot boys basketball team’s road effort last week at Clinton.

And moving forward, now the Chiefs look to build on that momentum.

Big Foot raced out to a commanding 52-25 lead and cruised past the Cougars, 88-48, to improve to 7-6 overall and 5-6 in the Rock Valley Conference.

“We played really well, obviously,” Big Foot coach Jeff Fenrick said. “During the week and in pre-game, we talked about being disciplined, and by this, we talked about ball and player movement combined with shot selection.

“On defense, we executed pretty well, also. We had talked about really pressuring their guards and playing better off-ball defense.”

Fenrick added that his message before tip off began during practices to prepare for the game.

And he pointed to a strong effort from the free-throw line, where Big Foot was 18-of-26 for the first half and 29-for-46 for the game, as proof that his team heeded that message.

More of what the coach had to say and other local sports can be found in the Feb. 1 Times/Reporter.


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