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PCM Boys Cautious in Final Preparations for State Tournament

Posted: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

The PCM boys basketball team continues its preparation for their return to the Class 2A State Tournament, but they’re being very careful in their final workouts.

“We try to keep things as short as possible in practice so we don’t wear people out too much, and yet still get some things done. We’re almost afraid to practice live, just for fear that somone else would get hurt; which you hate to think about,” said Mustangs’ head coach Fred Lorensen.

“We’re at a position now where we can’t afford any more of that, so you always wince when someone falls down or something during practice. We’re just trying to prepare the best we can. We’ve got a lot of things we’re trying to get better at, and our kids have had a good attitude with that – they’re working hard – and we’re hoping to get ready to go.”

PCM’s leading scorer Scott Bruxvoort is hoping for a speedy recovery from a right ankle injury sustained in the District Finals, and while his last injury happened during the game, he previously hurt his left ankle in practice; leaving Lorensen with a reason to be a bit nervous. The PCM boys basketball team enters the Class 2A State Tournament with a 22-2 overall record and the No. 2 seed. They face No. 7-seeded Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Tuesday at 12:05 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Gaels are 18-6.