The Helena High boys are 1-2 on the season - their first and only win of the season came at home against Butte. Coach John Hollow said he and the team were disappointed after their home game against CMR was cancelled on Thursday because of weather, but it gives the team time to work on some things. Coach Hollow also said he's extremely proud of the boys but is ready to see more victories in the win column.
"[We need to be] getting better at everything we do," said Coach Hollow. "We're not putting anything new. We haven't the past couple of weeks. Just reviewing every thing we're running and just trying to get better at it. You know our defense from game one to game three has been our biggest improvement thus far really like what I saw against Bozeman but we can still get better. That's the exciting thing."
"I think we can work on our consistency," said senior center Taylor England. "We don't have a lot of varsity guys. Our main seven guys need to be more consistent and aggressive and play how we are."
On the girls side, Helena is 2-1 on season - their lone loss came from a close four-point heartbreaker to defending state champ Bozeman. Coach Eric Peterson is happy with the offense, but says the defense is where he wants the girls to focus their energy, and he believes if the defense can match the offense, this team could go a long way.
"We've got to get better defensively," said Coach Peterson. "We're scoring enough points to win, but our defense has to improve so we are really focusing on our defense this week. On the offensive end, I think we are doing really well. We're shooting well and attacking the basket."
"I think we need to work on our defensive intensity," said senior guard Sam Holman. "We've been working hard but there is always room to improve. I think we do that we'll be a tough team to beat."