Evart’s Tre Dyer likes team’s chances for banner season


EVART —  Tre Dyer likes what he sees of Evart’s boys basketball team this season.

Dyer, in a 48-39 Wildcat victory on Dec. 10 to open the season at Farwell, had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners.

“I thought at first we were a little bit nervous,” Dyer said. “We all had the jitters. As the game kept going, we picked it up.”

Rebounds and putbacks were resulting in points for Dyer.

It was a strong second half for the Wildcats, said Dyer, a senior. He’s in his second varsity season.

Dyer is hoping for more successes for himself and the team this season. He indicated team chemistry is solid this year.

“I felt that we didn’t have our heads down when we had bad calls against us,” he said. “I felt we kept our heads up.”

Dyer’s role, as his stats from the season opener demonstrate, will be putting in the points and taking down the rebounds.

“I’ve been trying to focus on getting good boxouts,” he said. “If I get good shots, I take those.”

The Wildcats this week were scheduled to play McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Tuesday and are home Friday against Northport in the last game before the holiday break.

“I feel we’re potentially going for first in conference,” Dyer said, adding that against league contenders like Beal City, McBain and Pine River, the key “is playing hard-nosed D and being focused the whole game.”

Dyer is also confident the Wildcats can keep the turnovers down compared to what they were a year ago.