In spite of losing various groups because of climate issues from Tropical Storm Claudette, New Iberia Senior High School’s Battle N Da Berry group basketball camp went off effortlessly Friday and Saturday at Catholic High, Highland Baptist and Anderson Middle School.
“I had the chance to offer credit to the mentors, they truly needed to play,” NISH mentor Todd Russ said. “They needed to improve and they advised me, ‘Mentor, we should do it.’
“We lost a few groups because of the climate yet we actually got most of groups to come and play and it turned out great.”
Various nearby groups took an interest in the group camp, incorporating host NISH alongside Catholic High and Highland Baptist, Jeanerette, Loreauville, ESA and St. Martinville.
Russ said that it’s anything but a decent possibility for his group to play against some rivalry and improve.
“Simply playing folks and attempting to contend and improve,” Russ said. “That was what we held the camp for, for groups to come in and contend and improve.”
CHS mentor Josh Guilbeau said that the camp permitted him to give his group some training time.
“Summer is an alternate creature,” the CHS mentor said. “We attempt to do a ton of things contrastingly throughout the late spring. We give various children a ton of reps they need to attempt to set them up for the standard season.”
Jeanerette mentor Dwayne Alexander likewise saw an opportunity for his group to get some training and improve.
“We have a lot of small children who don’t have a great deal of involvement,” he said. “Then, at that point we have three sophomore last year who are starters and we need them to be pioneers and this allows them the opportunity to do that.
“It’s anything but an opportunity to perceive what I have going into next season.”
The most current mentor nearby, Highland’s Colby Batiste, saw a ton from his group in the two-day camp.
“We played Acadiana, Northside, St. Martinville. Those are some top quality groups and I saw that my children can contend with them,” Batiste. “It showed me where my group is and what we need to deal with as we head into the new season come November.”