Today Central Nebraska’s Sports Source previews the Broken Bow boys basketball team as it prepares to tip off its season this week. Broken Bow finished the season at just 5-19 last year. Broken Bow did not pick up its first win until game 15 last season but then finished the year at 5-5 making it to the C1-10 sub district title game where they fell in a close game to O’Neill. Broken Bow boys head coach Nate Olson told KCNI/KBBN sports that he was very proud of the effort shown by last year’s team and the ability to stay positive and keep striving to get better which began to show at the end of last season.
The COVID-19 situation continues to affect everyone and it certainly had an impact on student athletes dating back to last spring and summer. The amount of preparation that athletes and teams were able to put in during the summer was limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Coach Olson said that the team was able to come together and achieve some things over the summer and he was pleased with what the team was able to accomplish in spite of the circumstances.
Broken Bow welcomes back several players who saw a lot of playing time on the varsity level last season. Coach Olson has been pleased with the leadership shown by this year’s senior class but said experience alone does not equal success.
Broken Bow will tip off the season Thursday when they host Arcadia/Loup City at the Indian gym and will then travel to North Platte to meet St. Pat’s on Friday. Thursday’s game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM while Friday’s game will be broadcast on KCNI 96.3 FM.
FULL INTERVIEW WITH BROKEN BOW BOYS BASKETBALL COACH NATE OLSON