It’s week two of practice for the Paton-Churdan boys’ basketball team Veteran coach Bud Fagen starts his third season at the help with seven letter winners back from a team that won five games. When asked what the strengths of the team may be, the coach said, ” We have some depth and some quickness. We don’t have a lot of size, but I think we are deeper than we’ve been in my years here, and we hope that will allow us to get after it on defense, primarily with man looks, and pressure the other team. On offense, we’d like to be up tempo and run with the depth we have.”

The Rockets play a girl/boy doubleheader in Westside vs. Ar-We-Va to open the season on Dec. 1.