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Tough Early Season Schedule A Factor in Slow Start for Pleasantville Girls

Posted: Saturday, December 24th, 2011 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

At first glance, a 1-8 overall record seems to be indicative of a struggling basketball team, but that’s not entirely the case for the Pleasantville girls. Though the Trojans faced their share of struggles in the early portion of the season, they were also not done any favors by some of the skilled teams they faced.

“Our first half of the schedule, we opened with a big 2A team and a couple of 3A teams, and when we’re not experienced in scoring, it’s difficult,” said Pleasantville girls coach Trevor Miller. “We’ve talked with the girls about working and getting better over break and basically turning the second half of the season around.”

Among the early-season match-ups for the Trojans have been 3A schools Carlisle and Chariton, a one-loss Central Decatur squad – twice – defending State Champion Martensdale-St. Mary’s and No. 2-ranked Bedford.

The Pleasantville girls will get their first crack and turning the season around on Friday, January 6th, when they host Nodaway Valley.