Payson Seymour Basketball: Indians focus on pushing forward - WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

Payson Seymour Basketball: Indians focus on pushing forward

Posted:
The Payson Seymour Indians hope to pick off where they left off following last seasons run to the 1A supersectionals. The Payson Seymour Indians hope to pick off where they left off following last seasons run to the 1A supersectionals.

 PAYSON, Ill. (WGEM) -- Payson Seymour comes into a new season loaded with talent and high expectations from every angle after a run to a class 1A supersectional appearance last year.

The Indians refuse to take any of that for granted, knowing that nothing is won on paper.

"Coach (Rea) reminds us every day that we're not the same team as last year," senior guard Lance Buhlig told WGEM Sports.

"We want to make our own identity and work ever harder to live up to the expectations."

"We have a lot of returners, but yet they're a year older," Payson Seymour head coach Brian Rea added.

"We'll see how everybody meshes and the chemistry we put together and still got to stay healthy, have the ball bounce our way, and hopefully at the end we're still standing."

It was only a matter of a few possessions that separated the Indians from a state tournament berth last year, falling to Madison in a hard fought supersectional match-up in Jacksonville.

That kind of experience could be the biggest asset for a team that was left looking for more.

"It was great to finally get over the hump winning the regional," senior guard and reigning WGEM Player of the Year Cody Hildebrand expressed.

"That supersectional game made us hungry and gave us things for this year to work on."

"Everyone knows how it feel's now, and they want it again," Buhlig added.

Brian Rea has built the foundation for a program that continually produces results, and developing production from outside of the core of returning starters is an early focus.

"We've got some leadership roles, some dirty work roles that we've got to sure up with these guys," said Rea.

"I'm not asking that they try to be somebody else, but if we have to do it by committee, if we need some toughness or some leadership I hope we can find it this season."

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Woodworth at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.