Boys’ Basketball Ends Season

Olivia Taylor, Sports Writer

Following a regular season that included a mix of high and low points, the boys’ basketball squad ended the month of February‒and their postseason run‒with a section quarterfinal loss to Rosemount High School. Eagan had a final record of 12-14.

“We had some ups and downs as far as our results, but we looked forward to working with the team every day,” Head Coach Matt Vollum said of the Wildcats’ season overall. He praised the entire team for their consistent effort both as individuals and as a unit. “Our seniors did a nice job leading us during their final season as Wildcats. They will be missed but have set themselves up for success in the future.”

Senior forward and captain Brady Martin shared that the last few games “were a little rough because we didn’t really have a set lineup. We were mixing around players and that didn’t go really well. We finished as strong as we could though.” Martin said that he was content with how the season progressed as a whole, but added that “every team can always do better.”

Martin believed that the most exciting game this year was against Apple Valley. “There’s always a lot of people at those games, so those are the best,” he offered.

Coach Vollum highlighted some of the strengths his team exhibited towards the close of the season. He stated, “Our team began to execute better on both offense and defense. We also began to communicate better. We put ourselves in a position to win our games and that is a credit to the focus and hard work of our players.”

Looking ahead to the future, Coach Vollum expects to work on improving shooting from the field and free-throw lines. “We will also need to be able to play man-to-man defense and get up and down the floor better,” he continued. Finally, he hopes to develop his team’s strength and aggressiveness.