Coyotes Soar Past Poudre

Monarch boy’s basketball beat Poudre 82-34

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Emily Stanley

Monarch’s student section cheers on Monarch boy’s basketball game on Friday night. The boy’s team beat Poudre 82-34 bringing their season record to 11-2.

Matt Keenan, Sports Editor

The Monarch boy’s basketball team continued their regular season success Friday night with a 82-34 thrashing of the Poudre Impalas, improving their overall season record to an impressive mark of 11-2.

The 10th ranked Coyotes had total control from the start of the game, dominating on the perimeter and in the inside.

“It was really important for us to get on top early, especially for our guys who have been playing a lot because we’ve had a grind recently and they’ve played a lot of minutes, so to get the reserves some minutes was good,” said senior forward Austin Cracraft.

Starting from warm ups, it was extremely noticeable that Monarch came in ready and prepared with a game plan.

“We practiced really hard this week, and we always prepare really well,” said senior guard Mitchell Hill. “We came out and executed really well tonight.”

That preparation benefitted the whole team Friday, as each and every Monarch player saw the court and did their specific jobs well.

Next week, the Coyotes will make the trek up to Fort Collins to face league opponent Rocky Mountain. “We definitely have a lot of confidence coming from this game, and we’re gonna come out and use that in our game against Rocky Mountain on Tuesday,” said Hill.