The goal for this season’s Knoxville Boys Basketball Squad is to work hard and compete in practice and games. Coach Jeff Larson is not expecting a 15-win season, but he tells KNIA/KRLS Sports if the guys compete each time on the court starting Tuesday night with Albia, good things and wins can and will happen. Larson adds with the senior class and the way they held the football squad together this fall, he feels the leadership on the team is very good. Larson says he was pleased and encouraged by the Panthers’ showing at the Montezuma Jamboree on Friday where they outscored the host Braves 40-15 in two quarters of play. He said the guys ran the offense well and also shot the ball well. Two things Larson says was at the top of the list of things to improve on for this season. Knoxville hosts Albia on Tuesday night to open up its 2013/2014 campaign. You can hear the action starting with the girls game on AM 1320 and 95.3 FM KNIA and streamed live at kniakrls.com at 6:00.