Mount Si High Schools varsity boys basketball team captains are, from left, Tyler Patterson, Brenden Botten and Jabe Mullins. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Mount Si High Schools varsity boys basketball team captains are, from left, Tyler Patterson, Brenden Botten and Jabe Mullins. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Wildcats look to build consistency on the court this season | 2017 Winter Sports Update

  • Friday, December 1, 2017 11:51am
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Head Coach: Jason Griffith

Captains: Brendan Botten, Jabe Mullins and Tyler Patterson.

Seniors: Brendan Botten, Brent Knowles, Jack Westover, Jacob Randall, and Lukas Stapel.

Improvements: “Every game will be a great opportunity for our team to improve. We did get selected to participate in a national tournament (Max Preps Holiday Classic),” Griffith said. “We will play top teams from all over the country but primarily from the West coast.”

Botten said the team worked to build up their defensive play last year and will continue that development for this season.

“We built the program around defense, and this year we are looking to build on that,” Botten said.

Griffith said team members have been working extremely hard since last February, in the weight room and on the court to become stronger athletes with a better skill set.

“We have more depth this year and are looking to establish a relentless identity on defense and focus on execution on the offensive end,” he said.

Looking ahead: The team was competitive in every game last season, Griffith said, but they are now working on improving their consistency and level of play over time.

“We are looking to take a big step forward this year and close out games,” he said. “We were competitive in most of our games last year but need to learn how to play 32 minutes of consistent basketball.”

Griffith and the three captains all said their goal was to make improvements in every practice they have, in all aspects of their game.

“Our goal is to get better everyday in practice. If we prepare ourselves to the best of our abilities, then winning will take care of itself,” Griffith said.

Match to watch: The captains said their matches against Bothell and Issaquah are the ones they are most excited to play due to the tough opponents and rivalries with the other teams.

2017-18 Mount Si Varsity Boys Basketball Schedule

Fri, Dec 1 vs. Newport at Home 8 p.m.

Mon, Dec 4 at Woodinville 7:30 p.m.

Fri, Dec 8 vs. Inglemoor at Home 8 p.m.

Tue, Dec 12 at Bothell 7:15 p.m.

Fri, Dec 15 at Eastlake 7:30 p.m.

Wed, Jan 3 vs. Skyline at Home 8 p.m.

Fri, Jan 5 at Issaquah 8 p.m.

Tue, Jan 9 at Newport 7:15 p.m.

Fri, Jan 12 vs. Woodinville at Home 8 p.m.

Sat, Jan 13 vs. North Creek 8 p.m. at Home

Tue, Jan 16 at Inglemoor 7:15 p.m.

Fri, Jan 19 vs. Bothell at Home 8 p.m.

Tue, Jan 23 vs. Eastlake at Home 7:15 p.m.

Fri, Jan 26 at North Creek 8 p.m.

Tue, Jan 30 at Skyline 7:15 p.m.

Fri, Feb 2 vs. Issaquah at Home 8 p.m.

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