GLEN ULLIN, N.D. - It is often said senior leadership makes the difference, but leaders will emerge in the team even if you do not have any seniors on the roster. The boys basketball team at Glen Ullin-Hebron is seniorless.
Greg Pruitt's team played very well over the holiday's at the tournament in Mandan, making it all of the way to the title game.
The Bearcats understand there might be some ups and downs during the season but the fundamentals will be focused on.
"We are going to base our program off of defense. We are young, we graduated six seniors, we only have one returning player that actually played varsity last year, that's Grant Gerving, he was our sixth man off the bench. So the biggest thing for us is to just get some games under our belt get some self confidence and try to build that program off of defense, because if we play defense it will really help control the offensive side of the game so that's the biggest thing," said Pruitt.
Pruitt mentioned Gerving, let's just say, having a Gerving on a basketball team from Glen Ullin is nothing new.
"I tell you what, growing up in Elgin in the 90s and playing, all the Gervings playing, these kid’s dad there's no better feeling than getting to have their sons in the basketball program. But Gervings, I'm sure there's probably a Gerving that played the first game of basketball ever in the history of the sport so just a great family. The kids play hard and it says a lot about them," said Pruitt.
Gerving and his Bearcats' teammates are on the court again on Saturday at Flasher.