Better so far, Falcons hope for continued improvement

Thursday morning sports wrap

TURIN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The South Lewis boys' basketball team is at the .500 mark so far and already that's an improvement over last season.

The Falcons have four wins so. That's after finishing last season at 6-14. Three seniors graduated from that team.

Coach Ted McCall is optimistic about the talent he has coming back this season.

"We've got a lot of guys back that have been there before, they've been working pretty hard in practice so far," the coach said. "We had less time like everybody else -- we started a week later -- but we've been working hard, trying to get better every day."

"We've all been working really hard, everyone's working together," player Cory Millard said. "We've played a lot together all the time, we all know each other really well."

With a 4-4 record so far, the Falcons are a work in progress.

"We're not Lowville or Lyme, so yes, everything is a work in progress," McCall said, "trying to get better each day, get ready for the next game."

"I think we're going to do pretty good, I mean, we've got a lot of strong players," Millard said. "Everyone works together really well."

As long as the players work hard in games and practices, coach McCall is a happy man.

"From day one we've been stressing the fact, two goals this year: be coachable and be a good teammate," he said. "If we can do well in those two areas, everything else will take care of itself."

South Lewis hosts Sackets Harbor Thursday night.

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