Finding order on the court

Team looks to turn season around tonight against Southlake


Aanilela Rachal

Head coach Jeff MeGown coaches the team during practice on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

After starting out the year 3-7, the boys’ basketball team will look to recover and make the playoffs this year. They face Southlake Carroll at home tonight at 7:30.

“We’re trying to get the team to play hard and eliminate mistakes,” head coach Jeff MeGown said. “We all are a team and every single person needs to step up for [us to make the playoffs].”

The team is currently in its first season under the head coaching of MeGown. His players give him high praise for his coaching tactics and feel that he has helped the team improve.

“[MeGown] is very calm and he stops practice to make sure everyone knows what they are doing,” senior guard Bryson Evans said.

Although they have gotten off to a slow start, MeGown believes that the team can recover with diligence.

“I just want to get these guys to work hard,” MeGown said. “[I tell them] if you just buy into this program [and] into the tradition we have here, winning will take care of itself.”

The team will try to follow the lead of its two senior captains, Bryson Evans and Jydonn Griffith, into the playoff push. Both present a positive image on the program.

“They are two players that are the face of Lewisville basketball,” MeGown said.“They are good people inside and outside of school and they are exactly what I want to represent the image of Lewisville basketball.”

Griffith, like MeGown, believes the team will be able to fix its struggles this season. As a captain, he wants to help his team improve.

“We need to play better as a team, no individual basketball; we [also] need to play smarter and harder,” Griffith said.“I see myself as a leader because a lot of my teammates will look up to me when they don’t know what to do.”