EVART — Danny Griffin and his Evart boys basketball team are looking to improve on a six-win season from last year.

But staying healthy will be critical. It’s a factor that plagued the Wildcats last year.

Evart started off on a successful note Monday night with a 53-46 non-league win at Forest Area.

Griffin is a senior and in his third varsity campaign.

“This year I’ve gotten way better,” he said. “I’ve gotten way stronger. I’ve hit the weight room more. I really worked on my shooting this summer at the courts a lot.”

This season Griffin is looking at taking smarter shots.

“Dribbling, that’s one thing I can work on too,” he said. “I have to take care of the ball more and limit turnovers. I’m pretty good at handling the ball. Shooting is my strong point, especially behind the arc.”

“To be a good 3-point shooter “you have to practice your shot that you take in games when nobody’s around,” he said.

Evart is home Dec. 14 with McBain in its next game to open the Highland Conference season.

“We definitely have experience,” Griffin said. “We should do way better. We have a way stronger bench this year. Pushing the ball will be a strength. We’re not that tall but will be fast pushing the ball up and down the court.”