INTERVIEWS: MHHS basketball swings into high gear

By Mitch Bach
December 7, 2017 - 2:12pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB — The Hat High Mohawks senior basketball team will look for a similar result to their female counterparts on Thursday, as they crack into regular season action against the Chinook Coyotes on home court.

The Kwahommies clawed out of a first half deficit to defeat Catholic Central out of Lethbridge on Wednesday in their season opener.

Now it's the Mohawks chance to kick off league play on a good note, but head coach Chad Watson knows that's no easy task.

The sideline-boss, who's entering his 11th season at the helm, says there are plenty of new faces to the team this year — most of which in Grade 11. Just three returning Grade 12's will be relied on to bring leadership and experience to the court.

CHAT Sports caught up with Watson, along with Grade 11 post Bailey Gosse who's entering his second season with the senior crew, to discuss the energy the team hopes to bring for game one of the season, and whether hosting the ASAA Provincial Championship next March plays a factor in how they prepare.

Tip-off for the game begins at 8:00 p.m. from the Hat High gymsasium.

It's also worth noting the JV Mohawks also begin league play on Thursday, squaring off against Chinook at 6:00 p.m.

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