Arabian basketball to play at home this Saturday

Arabian Basketball is back and off to a great start. After a 28-6 overall season and undefeated in district, the Arabians will have to work hard to repeat that title. “I think we have a chance to win the district again this season, Crystal City and Hondo will return several players so I expect them to be our biggest challengers. Pearsall lost several players from last season so they will be a young team. Carrizo Springs is always scrappy and aggressive as well. We will have to play well to win the district, but I think we are capable of doing that this season.” Coach Jim Sessions
With 6 returning varsity players, Coach Sessions has put his team to work and played in a scrimmage against Somerset. The returning 6 played most of the game and did a great job but they know they will have to lead their team this season.
“Early in the season, we concentrate on getting better each game. We have some new players in new roles this season so we will be using the preseason to try to find our identity as a team. We are trying to figure out who will play what roles, etc. We have a lot of kids that can step up and contribute. We want to build on last seasons’ success and try to replicate it, but we also want to make this season a new season and not compare everything to last year. Ultimately, I would like us to be more aggressive on the defensive end. I think we will be more athletic this season and we might be able to play at a higher tempo on both sides of the ball.” Coach Sessions
The Arabians will play Navarro at home November 16th. The Varsity will head to Cole November 21-23 while the JV and Freshmen will head to Pearsall for a tournament. The Devine Tournament will be December 12-14th and district starts January 10th against Hondo. Hannah Thompson will coach the JV and Mark Mangold will lead the Freshmen.