Burge reflects on impressive boys basketball season Evart

EVART – The basketball season is over for the Evart Wildcats and players like Robert Burge would just have soon been playing in regionals this week.

Instead Burge, also a football player for Evart last fall, will start focusing on baseball.

But it was an intriguing season for Burge, who saw extensive action for the Wildcats who finished the season at 9-11 after falling in the Class C district semifinals.

Burge played all four seasons in the Evart program and was in the varsity one season.

Team communication was a key factor for the team.

“I go in and just hustle, run the offense,” he said. “I’ve been doing good when they needed to put me in and give the team a spark.”

Against Manton, the Wildcats stopped the Rangers’ big player in the center.

“That’s how we won the game,” Burge said. “Winning the district game (over Farwell) was big.”

The Wildcats fell three times to Pine River but had a lead late in the game against the Highland Conference champs. In the district semifinal at Beaverton. The Bucks shot extremely well in the first half on their way to eliminating Evart from the tournament.

“We ran our offense good against them,” Burge said. “We just have to shut down their shooters.”

Baseball practices started Monday and Burge planned on helping out the Wildcats.