Eagle High’s hoopers are hype


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Eagle High boys’ basketball is putting in the work to reach their goals.

As the 2022-2023 basketball season progresses, the Mustangs are putting in the work to reach their goals. Led by respected coach Cody Pickett, this team of boys is determined to make a run for the trophy at the state tournament. To get some insight on this year’s team, a few of the players shared their goals, memories and experiences from the season. 

“As a team we are hoping we can win State,” said senior Landon White. “We’re working every day to get better staying confident in our ability to perform.” White is one of the captains on the team this season and has been a top performer in the SIC (Southern Idaho Conference) week after week. With an average of around 25 points per game, the team counts on White for his consistency. He keeps the team focused on achieving their goals. 

“My favorite thing about the team is the friendships I have created with my coaches and teammates,” said senior Brig Pugmire. He explains how his teammates and him have grown up playing together and share a strong bond on and off of the court. 

“I loved when we traveled to Salt Lake City for a tournament,” Pugmire said. “We all grew close on that trip and had fun bonding on the bus ride.” 

The team loves playing games on their home court. White said the student section is loud and always hypes the players up. Throughout the season, there has been some memorable games, one of the best being at home against Centennial High where the Mustangs fought hard and won in overtime. The students were ecstatic over the victory and even stormed the court. 

The team has worked daily to prepare for the rest of their season and towards their goals of making it to the state championship. They hope to come out with a win to award their determination and commitment they have displayed so far this year.