Eagles using “target on their back” mentality during the hoops season

JOHNSON, Neb. – Fourth-year head coach Landonn Mackey believes the success the Johnson-Brock volleyball team had this fall can be carried over into the girls basketball season.

The volleyball team won their third-straight Class D1 state championship last month and several of those players also play basketball, including Husker volleyball commit Fallon Stutheit, Brynn Westenburg, and Kaitlynn Simon.

Mackey says the winning mentality of the volleyball team can be transitioned into the basketball season.

“If teams come out and try to throw junk defense at us or we’re struggling to get anything going, they stay composed throughout the course of the game and understand that it’s a four-quarter game. I think a lot of that ties-in to the volleyball court.”

With the volleyball three-peat, the Eagles have been using the mentality of “they have a target on their back,” even though it is on a different court.

Johnson-Brock will try to win their fifth-straight game to open the season on Friday when they play at Tri County. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. Coverage on B103 (103.1 FM, b103.fm) begins at 5:30 p.m.

Johnson-Brock at Tri County

When: Girls – 6 p.m., boys – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Tri County High School, DeWitt

Radio: 103.1 FM, b103.fm

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