Young Lebanon boys’ basketball team putting together solid season

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Pictured above is the 2017-18 Lebanon High School boys’ basketball team. The ‘Jackets are currently sitting at 7-8 on the season and will participate in the Eldon tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

You won’t find a team in southwest Missouri that throws out a starting lineup younger than the Lebanon Yellowjackets boys’ basketball team this winter.

Despite their youth, Lebanon has managed to go 7-8 (0-2 Ozark Conference) through the midpoint of the season.
Lebanon head coach Adam Thornhill said his team is right where he wants them to be.

“We are right where we expected to be,” Thornhill said. “We are extremely young … and we feel like we are progressing every day. We want to get better from games and practices and continue to improve, and we are right where we need to be, maybe even a little bit ahead of track.”

Thornhill said the motto for this years team has been just to keep getting better.

“It is hard to get better without winning a little bit,” Thornhill said. “Coaches and kids both struggle with that mindset and wonder if we can see the forest behind the trees. We are still really pleased as a coaching staff the way our team is progressing this season.

“We have had 38 practices on the season, and I would say 36 of those have been successful practices where I can leave saying our kids got better today, were coachable, and worked hard.”

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