Life Inside the Lines: Riding highs, low of roller-coaster

cfhoops-20clap(Editor’s Note: Kyle Ewing is a junior basketball player at Carolina Forest who provides an inside look at the program in this series of articles.)

This season has been a roller-coaster ride since the beginning.

We started with Damon McDowell, a huge piece of the team, rehabbing his broken leg from the football season, as well as another player serving a suspension. Our home opener went well without those two players, as we had a 44-point victory against North Myrtle Beach, but the following day we traveled to Wilmington to play E. Ashley High School and took a tough loss. Following that, we won two more games, lost to Myrtle Beach at home, and traveled to Wilmington and beat Hoggard putting us at 4-2.

We’ve played mediocre so far, as we are still looking for that missing piece of unselfishness to make the team click. There have been too many mistakes made and we need to fix that soon if we want to get this season on track for the state championship we are all expecting. We’ve had far too many turnovers, too many bad shots, and too many missed free throws, slowing our success, but also exposing our weaknesses.

There are two tournaments and one more non-region game against Hoggard before we start the games that matter: region play. That gives us about four weeks to get ourselves together and fine-tune our downfalls. We know what we need to work on to improve and there is no doubt in my mind that Coach Brunson will know exactly what to do.

Our first tournament, the Panther Classic, is hosted by us, here at Carolina Forest High School. We have some top-class games schedule in both that tournament as well as the Greenville Classic, which we will be playing in after Christmas. Those games will be the true test for us before we start our region play, and it will show us if we are ready to step up and play against higher-level talent such as Irmo, which knocked us out of the playoffs last year.

We have not lived up to our expectations thus far, but we have plenty of time to get it fixed. We all have to keep our heads up and our eyes forward, while focusing on our goals and our team fundamentals of unselfishness, defending with heart, and making the play. If we stick to what we know and trust Coach Brunson’s system, we will have no problem getting back on track, playing for one another, and loving each other as the family that we truly are.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

Comments

comments

Mutiny shuts out Eagles, leapfrogs into first place

Mutiny shuts out Eagles, leapfrogs into first placeThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny scored their fourth straight win and [more]

Pelicans snap losing streak via Alzolay's pitching gem

Pelicans snap losing streak via Alzolay's pitching gemMyrtle Beach snapped their three-game losing skid behind a terrific [more]

Florida ends Coastal's reign as CWS national champions

Florida ends Coastal's reign as CWS national championsIt's official: The Coastal Carolina University baseball team is no [more]

Newton tests throwing arm for first time since surgery

Newton tests throwing arm for first time since surgeryThey say you can't keep a good man down, especially [more]

Pelicans' comeback effort falls short against P-Nats

Pelicans' comeback effort falls short against P-NatsA late Myrtle Beach rally Monday came up just short [more]

MB's Grigg, SJ's Knaffle go low to earn PGA Junior bid

MB's Grigg, SJ's Knaffle go low to earn PGA Junior bidGrand Strand golfers made strong showings at the Carolina PGA [more]

Pelicans come out on bad end of tight pitchers' duel

Pelicans come out on bad end of tight pitchers' duelMyrtle Beach was unable to get the offense going in [more]

MB's Hardin helps propel South to all-star game win

MB's Hardin helps propel South to all-star game winMyrtle Beach High graduate Hunter Hardin got to play one [more]

Cubs' World Series victory meant the world to 'Hawk'

Cubs' World Series victory meant the world to 'Hawk'Andre Dawson may be a Hall of Famer and a [more]

Mutiny downs Dynamos, vaults into first-place tie

Mutiny downs Dynamos, vaults into first-place tieThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny defeated the Carolina Dynamos 4-3 on [more]

Socastee's Cudd among six signees in Gamecocks' class

Socastee's Cudd among six signees in Gamecocks' classSouth Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced a signing [more]

Pelicans 'Hatch' second half with win over Woods Ducks

Pelicans 'Hatch' second half with win over Woods DucksThomas Hatch yielded just an unearned run over seven innings [more]

Mutiny heats up in second half to beat Hammerheads

Mutiny heats up in second half to beat HammerheadsThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny handled the rainy conditions and the [more]

The Hawk, Trophy kick off Pelicans' Cubs-A-Palooza

The Hawk, Trophy kick off Pelicans' Cubs-A-PaloozaThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome the Chicago Cubs' 2016 [more]

MB all-star Jimenez puts on lights-out show in HR derby

MB all-star Jimenez puts on lights-out show in HR derbyThe phrase "light-tower power" is thrown around often for power [more]

Tar Heels offer MB's Doty; Tigers' Moody picks ECU

Tar Heels offer MB's Doty; Tigers' Moody picks ECUMyrtle Beach High quarterback Luke Doty hasn't started his first [more]

CAC swimmers face tough competition at Titan meet

CAC swimmers face tough competition at Titan meetTriangle Aquatic Club hosted the TAC Titans TYR Triangle Classic [more]

First-half champ Pelicans ride hot streak into break

First-half champ Pelicans ride hot streak into breakBoth Jesse Hodges and Eloy Jimenez homered Sunday as the [more]

Mutiny nets first home win in rout of North Carolina FC

Mutiny nets first home win in rout of North Carolina FCThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny captured their first win at their [more]

Conway's Carter captures victory at Firefighters 5K

Conway's Carter captures victory at Firefighters 5KMore than 80 participants traveled from nine different states to [more]

Pelicans rally in 10th inning to knock out Wood Ducks

Pelicans rally in 10th inning to knock out Wood DucksA frantic Myrtle Beach rally in the 10th helped the [more]

Pelicans put pitcher Araujo on All-Star Classic roster

Pelicans put pitcher Araujo on All-Star Classic rosterRight-handed pitcher Pedro Araujo has been selected to represent the [more]

Mutiny duels Tormenta FC to tie, plays again Sunday

Mutiny duels Tormenta FC to tie, plays again SundayThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny are still looking for their first [more]

Wood Ducks turn tables on Pelicans in shutout victory

Wood Ducks turn tables on Pelicans in shutout victoryThe Down East Wood Ducks turned the tables on the [more]

Pelicans pitch club record third consecutive shutout

Pelicans pitch club record third consecutive shutoutJustin Steele fired five scoreless innings, and the Myrtle Beach [more]

Mutiny shuts out Eagles, leapfrogs into first place

Mutiny shuts out Eagles, leapfrogs into first placeThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny scored their fourth straight win and [more]

Pelicans snap losing streak via Alzolay's pitching gem

Pelicans snap losing streak via Alzolay's pitching gemMyrtle Beach snapped their three-game losing skid behind a terrific [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach