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Posted On: 01/23/18 1:44 PM
Five-foot-11 Tate Gale is a part of an Irene-Wakonda team that is 9-4 against a challenging schedule. Gale spoke with PHD about the Eagles season to date.
“So far I think I’ve learned how we can really come together as a team with the loss of some seniors and overcome adversity,” Gale said.
Tate has walked in and been a nice second option scoring 13.3 points per game shooting 42 percent from the floor and making 70 percent of his foul shots.
Gale leads his team in assists, is getting two plus assists, a game and has been a leader for his teammates to follow.
“Some challenges we have is a very tough schedule coming up. It should be fun,” Gale said.”
The Eagles have lost two of their last five (beaten by Dakota Valley as well as 10-2 Parker) but they have wins over Vermillion, Viborg-Hurley, Hanson, Langford, and most recently Scotland.
“Goals as a team, we have are to obviously make it back to the state tournament and achieve the goal every team wants,” Tate said. “A state championship. It’s going to be tough, but we are a good team and we could make a run if we play well.”
Trey King is having a great year with 21.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and three steals a game and sophomore Levi Larsen has stepped up to be a third double figure scoring option. With Larsen, King, and Gale playing together the Eagles have a tough trio to stop.
Gale will play college sports but has to decide still on which sport and where. He’s getting more attention for football.
“I have been in a little contact with Mount Marty about basketball and for football, Northern State, Dakota Wesleyan, and Dakota State have been contacting me,” Gale said.