Atkins institutes new offense for Lady Wildcats

By: Phil Stafford Email
By: Phil Stafford Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- Richard Atkins has a vision.

In his eyes, Fruita Monument's girls' basketball team will be the highest scoring team in the Grand Valley. What does that mean for their opponents?

Either shut down the entire team, or keep pace.

"I want to score 70 points," Atkins said on Tuesday. "Most [Grand Valley] teams score in the high-40's, mid-50's.

"So if you have a team that can score 70 points, the other teams have to pick up somewhere," Atkins added.

The response from his team has been positive thus far and the players are ready to see this scheme in action.

"I really enjoy it," answered senior Sam Parks when asked about the new style.

"It's a lot of run-and-gun and cutting, and I really like it. I think we're going to have a good season with [the new style]."

The Wildcats kick off the season on the road against Woodland Park on Thursday.

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