LEROY\u00a0\u2014 Logan Powell continues to make strides as a sophomore basketball player for the Pine River girls. It\u2019s Powell\u2019s second varsity season. \u201cWe wanted to come out confident and strong and we had to quit turning the ball over,\u201d she said prior to the holiday break when the Bucks were starting off undefeated at 5-0. \u201cWe did good all around.\u201d They lost their first game earlier this month to McBain in overtime. \u201cWe can always play better,\u201d Powell said. \u201cWe have all the seniors.\u201d It\u2019s potentially a better team from a year ago, Powell said. \u201cOur bench has gotten really strong,\u201d he said. \u201cThat\u2019s helped us a lot.\u201d Powell\u2019s role has changed somewhat from last year. But in many ways, it\u2019s still the same. She\u2019s more comfortable as a sophomore \u201cI would say I\u2019m more confident and I\u2019m having more fun when I\u2019m out there,\u201d she said. \u201cHer ball handling and my outside shooting remain strengths. To beat tough teams \u201cwe just have to control our nerves and be confident we can do it,\u201d she said. Pine River is scheduled to play Wednesday night at Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy and will be home Friday in Highland Conference action against Lake City.