Van Buren High School teams getting in summer work

By | June 5, 2018 6:25 am

Hunter Evans goes up for a layup in Van Buren’s win over Grundy County, on Saturday morning. The Eagles will return to summer camp action, on June 4 and June 5, in White County.

June is the time for high school basketball teams to get in their team camps, and the Van Buren County High School basketball team took advantage of that on the first and second days of June.

The Eagles and Eaglettes jumped right into the action. Both teams hosted a play day last week. The Eaglettes got the play day started, on Friday, with the Eagles following suit, on Saturday.

Coach Dustin Sullivan, who has to replace six seniors, five of whom were starters, and the other one was the first person off of his bench, is trying to get plenty of experience for his Eagles on the court. They had five games, on Saturday, with three being varsity games and two being junior varsity games.

During those five games, the Eagles’ varsity team won two games and lost one game. The junior varsity team lost both of their games. The varsity team defeated both Grundy County and Sale Creek but lost to Eagleville High School. The junior varsity team lost to Grace and Warren County.

Coach Dustin Sullivan commented on the experience his team got last week.

“It was a good first day,” said Sullivan. “We were able to get everyone a lot of minutes and identify some things we need to concentrate on correcting. The older guys worked hard to battle through some tired legs in their last game, and the younger guys all showed a lot of promise. We have to keep working hard every day to get better.”

The Eaglettes fought hard in their two games, on Friday. However, the Eaglettes would come up just short against both Cookeville and Red Boiling Springs.

Head Coach Tyler Sapp commented on his team’s effort on Friday.

“We played tough and with a lot of grit on Friday, but we still have a lot of areas to improve on,” said Sapp. “The effort from my team was there all day, on Friday, but we have to improve our execution. However, I am pleased with my team’s performance, and we have to continue to work hard and get better every day.

The Eagles and Eaglettes will host team camps for the rest of June, on both Fridays and Saturdays. On June 8, the Eagles will host their second camp, with the Eagles hosting one on the June 9. The next weekend, the two teams will switch Friday and Saturday, with the Eaglettes playing on the June 14 and the Eaglettes playing on June 15.

Both the Eagles and Eaglettes will get their week started on June 4 and June 5 with games in the White County High School team camp. See schedule on 2B for game times.

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