Boys basketball: Mid-Season Review

Alex Montana, Writer

The Southern Door boys basketball team is turning the ship around from the slow start they had at the beginning of the season. After starting off with losses to Sheboygan Falls, Denmark, Oconto, and Peshtigo, the Eagles were off to one of their worst starts in recent years.  The team finally picked up their first conference win against Sevastapol, winning by 13.  They have been somewhat successful since then, only dropping games by double digits against Mineral Point and Brillion, two very good schools.  The team has still managed to put together a 10-3 conference record and is still in contention for an eighth straight conference title, but it won’t come easy.  Winning out the rest of the conference season is the only logical way to keep the streak alive, and the way the team is playing, it seems like that is very possible.  They have three conference games left in the season, all of which are big games in determining the conference champion.  They will take on the tough Gibraltar Vikings (6-7), and then Kewaunee (10-3) and NEW (10-3).

Current season standouts have to start with freshmen Drew Dauost, who has eased his way into the starting lineup and is leading the team in points per game (20).  Along with him is the strong junior class consisting of Taylor Schaefer, Jack Peterson, and Jared Hawkey, who have been key parts of this year’s team.  Finally, senior guard Nic Pierre has been the backbone of this red hot team, bringing shooting and defensive awareness and giving off some veteran leadership to the team.