2 teams remain unbeaten at Central CassCasselton, ND (WDAY Sports) - We're two months into the basketball season so if you're still unbeaten, you know things are going well. Now imagine two teams at the same school without a loss. We take a closer look at the start in Casselton.
By: Trevor Peterson, WDAY
Casselton, ND (WDAY Sports) - We're two months into the basketball season so if you're still unbeaten, you know things are going well. Now imagine two teams at the same school without a loss. We take a closer look at the start in Casselton.
It's not too much of a surprise the Central Cass girls are off to a perfect 7-0 start. After all, they've made the State B title game each of the past two years. Plus, the Squirrels, with many of the same players, just won a State B volleyball title 2 months ago.
Ryan Mears – Central Cass Girls Basketball Coach: “You can see that carry over. We've been in a few close games already and the girls don't panic. We've been in big games before. They know what to do in tight situations.”
The boys team is also unbeaten thus far 11-0. They're smaller and more uptempo than past years, and returned 6 of their top 9 players from a year ago.
Troy Roesler – Central Cass Boys Basketball Coach: “We shoot pretty well. Last year, we weren't a great outside shooting team. Concentrated more on that...the kids understand their roles and play well together.”
With both the boys and girls teams undefeated, is there any rivalry between the two?
Matt Zimmerman – Central Cass Senior Guard: “We joke at school but it's all in fun to see who goes the longest I guess.”
Considering there are four sets of siblings between the two teams, a couple who are dating members of the other team, and girls head coach Ryan Mears was a boys assistant for the last 5 years, it's not surprising to find out the these teams are close knit, even attending an NDSU game together this season.
Haley Weber – Central Cass Senior Forward: “We are close knit. We attended the game and we both work with little kids in Casselton on Saturdays this year.”
Roesler: “You can learn a lot from the other program and build off them. If we can build off each other, we think we're a stronger school.”
Mears: “The kids have worked very hard to get here. It's neat to see that success after all the hard work.”
Neither team is even thinking about a perfect season. They're simply enjoying this years' success one, or make that two games at a time. The boys have a showdown with rival Kindred tonight.