Lee-Scott boys basketball coach William Johnson wants to see one thing from his team — consistency.
The Warriors lost about 88 percent of their scoring from last year, and while the roster lists 11 seniors on the team, there's still a learning curve.
"We had some kids that played some roles and scored some points, but our three top scores are not with us this year," Johnson said. "We’re figuring it out. We’re developing a bench. We’re learning to play hard each possession. This time of year, there’s just a lot of inconsistency, and that’s true for everybody. Not just us. You’re trying to play for consistency and put four quarters together, and that’s what we’re working toward in practices and games."
He added that the players expect to win and that they're learning how to do that now. They're also learning how to transition from being role players in the past to the main act, so to speak.
"These guys have seen it; they’ve just never been there before," Johnson said. "We have a really, really, really tough schedule. We’re not going to win every basketball game, especially having to replace so much. We’re having to learn to lead, but I see positives each practice, each game. We’re finally starting to feel more comfortable with who we are and where we want to go. That’s for me included."
The Warriors will face a challenging week of road games, starting with Hooper Academy tonight and on Saturday against Southland.