Boys’ basketball wins first four games

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Photo by Kaitlyn Galgon Junior Mitch Listau is heavily guarded in a game against Sauk Prairie Tuesday, December 6. Listau scored 22 points as the Warriors cruised to a 68-47 victory.

The boys’ varsity basketball team is off to a hot start with a perfect record of 4-0. They hope to dominate their conference again and play at the Kohl Center for a chance at winning the state championship for Division 2.
Senior Harvey Mueller said, “I am glad that we are 4-0 but at the same time we have a lot to work on. I believe that the whole team thinks that we can’t really be satisfied until we find our true identity as a team.”
Since the start of the season, the Warriors have found a rhythm that they hope to keep throughout the regular season and beyond. Even though they currently have a perfect record, the players still know that their team needs work in order to keep their winning streak alive.
Mueller has noticed some players that have stood out this year. “[Senior] Tyler Ronk, [juniors] Mason Steffan and Mitch Listau. They all have a great style of play and all have great leadership qualities. Tyler Ronk is a huge leader on the team,” Mueller said. These players are committed to the team and play with a style that gets everyone on the team involved. They show positive attitudes and good sportsmanship on the court, whether it be after a bad call or a missed opportunity by them or their teammates.
One key thing the team has focused on this year is taking the season one game at a time. “Every game is a key matchup because every time we step on the court we have to do our best – you never know if the other team is [going to have] the best game of their lives or the worst,” Mueller said. “We prepare by watching film every day along with working on how we play in certain situations in practice,” he added.
This mentality has worked so far for the Warriors as they currently sit atop the Badger North. “The best part of the season has been beating DeForest because the atmosphere of the gym was electric. The satisfaction of beating a rival school was pretty cool,” Mueller said.