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Defense is Primary Focus, Says Pella Boys Coach

Posted: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at 6:38 am

The Pella boys basketball team has taken their limited amount of time practicing together to focus on defense as the Little Dutch prepare for their season-opener on Tuesday. The tremendous success of the Pella football team meant less time for the entire team to practice as a whole, and Head Coach Mark Core says he thinks the defense can get up to speed the quickest.

“We’re putting the emphasis in the area where I think we can show the most improvement in a short amount of time, and that’s defense,” says Core. “Both our full-court, transition-type defense and then also our quarter-court, grind-it-out type defense.”

The Pella boys open the season on Tuesday night with Little Hawkeye Conference action on the road at Newton.