Bulldogs take to the court

Top returning scorers for the Ogden boys basketball team are Ben Heeren, Griffin Diggs and Kayden Kruse. Heeren, the 6’ 6” senior, racked up 41 points in the high-scoring matchup between Ogden and Greene County to open the season and was equally impressive on the boards in his first two outings.

Coach David Morris feels this year there will be other players who can contribute as well. 

“Jacob Craven and Charlie Lake (both seniors) played quite a few minutes last season and should be fairly consistent in all aspects of what we are trying to do.” Sophomore Sam Christensen, when he gets healthy, is expected to have a strong defensive presence on the court. Rounding out the roster is Ethan Haberer and freshman Abe Christensen whose playing minutes will groom them for future roles.

Working as a unit will be a strength of this year’s squad. “I can already see how they are coming together and making adjustments on the fly,” says Morris. “The more we communicate, the faster we will gain momentum to put us in winnable situations. We have a very versatile team that can play inside, outside, a transition game and get defensive stops. But still, we have a lot of work to realize that.”

Morris anticipates being able to create mismatches by being versatile. “Our big can play on the perimeter and our perimeter players are working on their post games. High school basketball is about guard play and mismatches because 97% or high school players are guards. It’s when you take advantage of having a good big guy and mix him in with good guard play, you know you have something special.”

Read more in the Dec. 5 issue of The Ogden Reporter.