Chalk one more up for Mt. Holly – Warriors manhandle rival Raiders

February 20, 2008 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

Oh well, for all the fussin’ that goes on at the younger ages through youth developmental sports, South Point just can’t seem to get it together for basketball.

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Coach Barkley certainly doesn’t have to worry over his job performance. Of course, basketball at the high school level in North Carolina is not the revenue-producer of the football programs. But can’t we try at least to develop some basketball players in the area?

Not to take away from the valiant players that make the commitment to play for South Point, but they just can’t play this sport too well. We cheer, we wince at shots taken, we watch a bit of hot-dogging and ball-hogging, but synchronicity is not a hallmark of SP basketball. It is not as if South Point is without talented athletes. We have seen them on the soccer field, football field, and baseball field. They run track/cross country, and play golf.

The middle school teams seem to perform well year after year, why does this not translate to performance at the high school level? Several players on this year’s squads, JV and varsity, even have given up participation in other sports and activities to focus on basketball (their words).

It can’t be lack of gym time at any level. Nobody is allowed on courts except for the gym classes.

Since this season is a wash-out, we can always turn to next season. Maybe the coach could spend some time on the fundamentals and read a thing or two about recruiting from the hallways.

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Entry filed under: Basketball, Belmont, Belmont Front Porch, Belmont Middle School, East Gaston HS, Gaston County Schools, HS Sports, Middle School Sports, Mt. Holly, School, Small Town, South Point, South Point HS, Sports, Teachers.

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