Eagles seeking consistency in second half

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Goshen Eagles made a lot of adjustments heading into the 2015 basketball season, the biggest one of all being a new head coach.

Ethan Carroll and the Eagles began the season with many ups and downs, but now Carroll is looking for consistency as the team enters area play.

“We are really focusing on being consistent,” Carroll said. “We got some kids that are slowly starting to grow into their roles. We are trying to teach they guys that control the flow of the game what we are trying to do.”

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The Eagles are in the learning stages of their development. As Carroll moves deeper into his first season as head coach, he finds himself learning more and more as well.

“It has been great since I have been here,” Carroll said. “After every game I sit back and try to figure out what I could have done differently. I try to keep a mental note on what I need to work on. There have been many times after the game when I think ‘what could I have done differently to put them in a more successful situation?’”

The Eagles have played in a couple of tournaments so far this season and the team has benefited from facing quicker and more athletic opponents.

“The speed of the game is something that we needed to see,” Carroll said. “It was nice to be able to play Pike County twice. Coach Holland does a phenomenal job with those boys. Being able to play in these tournaments and going up against different teams, these kids are starting to see it.”

The Eagles have tried to become more aggressive and with area play looming are exited to see how far they have come.

“We have preached all year long that we are not the biggest team in 2A so we are going to have to do the fundamentals,” Carroll said. “If we can start to do all the little things right, then I am excited once area play starts that we can be successful.”

For the Eagles to finish where they want to be at the end of the year coach Carrol believes they have to be more consistent.

The Eagles will be back in action on Jan. 2 when they travel to take on Brantley.