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Luitjens says team must believe

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Believe.
It’s a simple word.
Seven letters, two syllables.
For the Custer High School boys basketball team, however, it could be the difference between a mediocre season and one that culminates at the Class A State Basketball Tournament in March.
Entering his final season at the helm of the Wildcats, head coach Larry Luitjens believes this year’s team has the size, shooting and overall talent to make it to the state tournament.
All it has to do is believe.
The Wildcats figure to trot out a starting five as good as any in the Black Hills Conference this season, led by returning All-Black Hills Conference selection and potential All-State player Chase Glazier (6-5, Sr. G), who led the team in both scoring and rebounding a year ago. 
“He is looking really good,” Luitjens said of Glazier.
Joining Glazier in the starting lineup will be fellow seniors Logan Burns (6-1 F) and Kenneth Myers (6-1 G). Rounding out the starting five will be a pair of juniors in Joel Thomsen (6-2 F) and Adam Baker (6-7 C).
Wildcat coaches say Baker has made tremendous strides during the offseason and should provide a post presence on both ends of the floor the Wildcats have not had in several years.

Believe.

It’s a simple word.

Seven letters, two syllables.

For the Custer High School boys basketball team, however, it could be the difference between a mediocre season and one that culminates at the Class A State Basketball Tournament in March.

Entering his final season at the helm of the Wildcats, head coach Larry Luitjens believes this year’s team has the size, shooting and overall talent to make it to the state tournament.

All it has to do is believe.

The Wildcats figure to trot out a starting five as good as any in the Black Hills Conference this season, led by returning All-Black Hills Conference selection and potential All-State player Chase Glazier (6-5, Sr. G), who led the team in both scoring and rebounding a year ago. 

“He is looking really good,” Luitjens said of Glazier.

Joining Glazier in the starting lineup will be fellow seniors Logan Burns (6-1 F) and Kenneth Myers (6-1 G). Rounding out the starting five will be a pair of juniors in Joel Thomsen (6-2 F) and Adam Baker (6-7 C).

Wildcat coaches say Baker has made tremendous strides during the offseason and should provide a post presence on both ends of the floor the Wildcats have not had in several years.

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