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Posted On: 01/17/18 4:16 PM
If you saw the PHD top tens yesterday you noticed that Bottineau is continuing their push. Max Henry has led this team to a 10-1 start.
“I have learned that we still have a lot of things to work on to get where we want to be by the end of the year, but we have a well rounded team that’s capable of winning a lot of games this season if we can put all the pieces together,” Henry said.
The Braves earned themselves wins over Bishop Ryan and Velva over the weekend building a stronger resume and this is a Class B team that doesn’t dodge games. They beat Des Lacs-Burlington early in the season, dropped a game to Shiloh Christian, beat MLS, and of course Bishop Ryan and Velva.
“The teams in our district/region are very strong this year and so every game will be a challenge, especially during tournament time,” Max said.
“As a team we’ve all wanted to get to the State tournament since we were little and this is our last shot so we’re going to give it everything! Being district and regional champs would be great.
“My personal goal is to just do whatever I can to help the team win games and get to state.”
There are more challenges coming for Bottineau as well with St. John, Our Reedemer, Dunseith, Rugby, and others. Velva and Rugby are district opponents while Bishop Ryan, DLB, MLS, and Our Reedemer are Region 6 opponents so this is one of the toughest battles to state there is. That is a big reason Bottineau schedules the way they do.
The local college program remains in contact with Henry.
“Dakota College at Bottineau is the only school that has contacted me about playing college basketball so far,” Henry said.
“I have gotten a few letters from different schools about Track & Field, but basketball is my main focus right now.”