LAKEVILLE, IN. – The summer is about individual, as well as, team development. Each individual player has the chance to work on shooting, defense, and ball handling that will increase his or her overall confidence. Team development, meanwhile, allows each coach to add sets and observe different combinations of players. Most importantly, the players get a chance to play.
“It was nice to have a lot of our players show up this summer to get better on the basketball court,” said head boys basketball coach Michael Edison. “We were able to scrimmage against quite a few teams and were able to play against some good competition.
“It is always nice for our players to be able to play against some players that they aren’t as familiar with,” continued Edison. The Lancers were able to play at North Side Gym in Elkhart, IN., with Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, and Fairfield, just to name a few.
The high school basketball season officially starts November 5.
The first official high school basketball game can be played on November 19.
Coach Michael Edison’s club finished with a 23-1 overall record and 7-0 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference. It was also the first-ever undefeated regular season for the Lancers and the first outright conference title since 1982.
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“We had really good commitment this summer having 10-16 kids each day,” said head girls basketball coach Corey Duncan. “Losing five valuable seniors last season, we needed the summer to improve skills and look and see who could fill those big shoes.
“I feel like the players’ individual skills of those who cam regularly really improved and that will help come next season,” continued Duncan. “Makenna Tribbey and Lauren Dove were our commitment queens, only missing one summer skill workout!”
LaVille Lady Hoops participated in games at The Zone in Plymouth, Indiana.
The girl’s high school basketball season officially starts October 15.
The first official girl’s high school basketball game can be played on October 29.
Coach Duncan’s club finished 16-8 overall record and 4-3 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference. It was the first winning season since the 2009-10 campaign.