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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Steers senior center Ben Williams puts up a shot over a defender during the Steers’ 67-24 loss to Nocona at Graham High School Saturday. Williams finished the game with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Steers struggle to hit shots in loss to Nocona

The rebuild of Graham Steers basketball took another lump at Saturday’s home opener against Nocona. The Steers’ shooting woes continued as the Steers fell to the Indians, 67-24.

Senior Lawson Wenninger rejoined the team after being allowed a short break by coach Kris Hise following the football season. Wenninger returned to practice Friday and stepped into game action Saturday.

While the offense continued to execute well in moving the ball, shooting continues to be a struggle. The team is also continuing to learn a new offense under Hise, who is in his first year with the team.

“(Former Steers coach Marcus) Morris did a good job with them,” Hise said. “They all knew what they were doing. And it’s just a different system. Like they’ve done the same system in from junior high. And even our for us right now. We’re installing all the way down to seventh grade. So it will continue to get better.”

The Steers are playing as a younger team comprised of mostly freshman and sophomores and facing varsity teams with mostly juniors and seniors. No less than six freshman and sophomores combined have suited up for the varsity Steers in two games this season. Freshman Ty Thompson will be joining the team soon after a short break from football.

For the rest of the story, see the Dec. 1 edition of The Graham Leader.

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