Dyer confident Wildcats can find more success


EVART  —  Tre Dyer is among 10 seniors on the Evart boys basketball team very determined to end his high school hoops career on an extremely positive note.

The Wildcats are at Beaverton in Class C district action Wednesday against Pine River.

A win over Farwell  to open the districts on Monday improved Evart’s record to 9-10.

“Our season has been up and down,” Dyer said. “For the most part, we’ve been doing better.”

A recent regular season win over Manton would perhaps be the biggest highlight for the Wildcats along with the district triumph over Farwell.

Last week, the Wildcats had Pine River at home in a rematch. Dyer and his team were hoping for revenge from a loss earlier in the season to the Bucks. Evart rallied from huge deficits to take a late-game lead before falling to Pine River. Handing the Bucks their first Highland loss and shutting down their big guns was an obvious goal for Evart heading into that game, but Pine River won last week’s game.

Evart has been using Dyer for his various talents. “I’ve been playing decent,” he said. “My role right now is to knock down threes we need for games.”

He’s been hitting about 40 percent on his triples. “Good form,” he said, is critical in hitting threes.

As the Wildcats continue in the playoffs, Dyer is hopeful his team can play its best basketball of the winter.

The key will be “being more non-selfish in games and just having lockdown D and be confident we can win the rest of our games,” Dyer said, nothing that all players are finally together after various breaks in the roster due to eligibility and other issues. “It’s good because we’re all working as a team and not individuals and we don’t have people on the outside looking in.”

Dyer hopes to improve on his defense in remaining games.

“If I have to, I want to play lockdown defense on a kid that’s really good,” he said.