This season has had its share of difficulties for the Watford City Wolves boys basketball team. Heading into their Feb. 9 ballgame against Turtle Mountain Community, the Wolves own a season record of 3-14. Despite their share of struggles this year, Watford City head coach David Gumke has remained steadfast in his positive approach to each game. Here is what the Wolves basketball mentor had to say about his club’s season thus far.
What do you like most about your current group of athletes?
Gumke: These players play very hard and never quit no matter what the score is. They battle throughout the whole game. They are a very coachable group of guys. It is a lot of fun to watch them play the game.
What are some of the things you would like to work on as the year progresses?
Gumke: We have been focusing on improving our individual and team defense. We are also working on limiting “bad” turnovers, the turnovers that result in easy baskets at the other end.
What are your goals for the rest of the season?
Gumke: Win some more games. I want us to be playing our best by the end of the season, and upset a team or two in the region tournament.