Rossville — The Western Boone boys basketball team has played well at points during the first two games of the season.
But unfortunately for the Stars, they haven’t been able to put it all together to get wins. Western Boone dropped to 0-2 Saturday night with a 64-53 loss to Rossville.“I think more than anything I take away from the game is that we played well at times,” Western Boone head coach Scott McClelland said. “We are struggling to hit the bucket right now. We are getting good shots, we just aren’t consistently hitting the basket. I think we were 38 percent overall from the field. It’s not like we aren’t getting good shots though, we just have to play through it.”The Stars have players that have proven capable of scoring on the varsity squad in prior seasons.
That has McClelland confident things will turn around for the offense.“I have to think that it will turn around,” McClelland said. “It would be one thing if we weren’t getting good shots, but that is not the case. We are getting good shots and running our offense, they just aren’t dropping right now. We missed 14 shots in the paint, too. We just have to keep shooting and staying the course. We will continue to work on it in practice.”Despite the 0-2 record, McClelland said he has liked the effort his team is playing with.“The effort is there, we are just missing shots,” McClelland said. “We had 13 offensive rebounds, but only scored off three of them. That also effects your defense because you are thinking about the shots you miss as you are running back. We aren’t hitting our free throws either, we were 9 of 19 and missed three front ends of 1-and-1s. But it isn’t an effort thing by any means, we just aren’t scoring.”Both of the losses so far this season have come against quality teams on the road, McClelland said.