Boys hold on to winning record


Jane Hoffman

Junior Brock Wilde goes up for a shot against Wautoma. The boys won 73-60. “Knowing that we have the ability to beat good teams motivates us,” Wilde said.

Ariah Witthun, Reporter

The boys basketball team has a record of 11 to 8 winning against Waupun on Jan. 31. Head basketball coach, Jeremy Mercer, tells us about his view on how the team has been doing so far and what they can focus on moving forward. Junior Brock Wilde, speaks about his favorite part of games and how he maintains being a top scorer on the team.

 “Our team has won 11 games so far this season which is a nice accomplishment.  We won eight total all of last year so getting double digit wins is a good feeling,” Mercer said.

 With 11 games won, Berlin is on track as the season goes on. Something that motivates the team during tough conference matchups is confidence within the team and their stats, as well as trusting each other as teammates on and off the court. 

I feel all conference games are tough. I think our conference is very balanced which makes all games tough,” Wilde said.

This team uses motivation and determination to help make each game rewarding for every player. Preparation and being locked into the game plan was both Mercer and Wilde talked about. 

“Obviously winning is the most rewarding part of the game but whenever we execute a game plan to our best abilities and win as well it feels extra special,” Wilde said. 

Moving forward through the season, Mercer says he wants his players to focus on the small things.

“We have to be physical in finishing plays both offensively and defensively. We also have to be in tune with our opponent and make sure we are prepared heading into each game,” Mercer said.

Berlin plays at Kewaskum tomorrow.