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CWU working hard to improve for the stretch run

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Central Washington men's basketball is still working to improve. They split the last two games and sit at 4-7 in the GNAC. The Wildcats say they are playing better team basketball, but say they still have parts of their game they need to improve down the stretch.

"Defensively, you know, obviously we still want to improve there. That's been our main focus this whole year because talent-wise we're there. We score. It's just stopping people is what's most important to us now," said Jody Johnson, CWU senior and former YVCC student-athlete.

"We've still got to work on the fundamentals, rebounding, taking care of the ball, you know, just the little things. I think if we continue to improve on those, we can take a run at this thing," said Roby Clyde, CWU senior and Pasco High alum.

"I think the biggest thing is on the defensive end and taking care of the basketball. I think our offense is definitely putting enough points on the board, but defensively we need to bring other teams' points per game down," head coach Greg Sparling added.

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