Jake Bowman's supporting cast includes senior Bryan Bishop " one of the top three-point shooters in Section II " and Macedonian exchange student Petar Serafimovski, who has adjusted to the American high school game well.
"Petar has been a very nice addition and is a really nice kid," said coach Bowman. "Bryan has spent a lot of time working on other aspects of his game but first and foremost he is a shooter."
The supporting cast surrounding Childs on the girls team is younger, but that doesn't mean there's less experience. Junior guard Ashlyn Slater, sophomore guard Heidi Frazier, senior forward Amanda Brush and junior guard Bethany Goodrich were all starters last year and have been varsity players for several years.
"These kids have been very successful for a long time now, and they're extremely confident," said Brosious.
Both teams face strong challenges as they enter the home stretch of the regular season. The girls team travels to Berne Friday night to face Berne-Knox-Westerlo, which sits one-half game behind the Falcons for first place in the WAC Southern Division. Then on Saturday, B-K-W's boys team visits SCS at its current "home" gym, Scotia-Glenville High School.
"I think all of their starters have scored 18 or more points in a game this season," Bowman said of B-K-W, which enters Saturday's game with an 8-1 league record and a 11-4 overall mark. "When you play a team like that, you'd better be prepared to defend."
Following this weekend's games, both SCS teams have one league game left before playing in the WAC Tournament. Then, there's the matter of pursuing Sectional titles " something both teams have won in the past, but not in the same year.
"That would be great for the school," Brosious said of the possibility of both teams winning Sectionals. "That's going to be tough to do.""