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Defense is Primary Focus, Says Pella Boys Coach

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.