Sometimes in sports, there is something special about playing on your home court or field.
The Greencastle boy's basketball team hopes that is the case when they open the Putnam County Tournament tonight against South Putnam.
The Tiger Cubs enter with a 10-8 mark under coach Bryce Rector.
"I am pretty pleased with where are at right now at this point in the season. I think we have really started to play well in the second half of the season, which is always the best time of year to feel as though you are playing some of your best basketball. We have gotten some really great contributions from multiple different guys so far this year," Rector told The Putnam County Post.
Leading the way this season has been sophomores Sam Gooch and Cody Evans, both of whom have shown growth this season, according to Rector. In addition, Greencastle has gotten strong play from classmates Nathan Sutherlin and Connor Sullivan.
"Both contributed in big ways to helping us win some really tough games this season. Juniors Taygan McRoberts and Anthony Adams have given us quite a bit of production recently and really help us win games when they are producing. Lone senior Judah Amis has been someone we can consistently go to and has served a big role for us coming off the bench recently," Rector said.
Rector admits his team will have its hands full in the county tournament.
"South Putnam has been playing some really good basketball as of late and has the weapons to win the county. Drew Hill is the reigning County Player of the Year, so anytime you have that to deal with, you know you are going to have to play well to win. Regardless of who we play on Friday, we are just going to focus on us and making sure we have a gameplan ready to go and our guys are willing and ready to execute it. This is always one of the most fun weeks of the year for us, and we are excited," Rector said.