By Grayson Bell, Explorebigsky.com Contributor

At the beginning of the season, the Big Horn basketball team was told that it had a simple task: make a list of people that the team would dedicate its season to. The list would include people that inspire us to work harder—close family members, old head coaches and lost loved ones.

Throughout the season this list has played an important role in the team’s work ethic. It has brought the team closer together, and has given the team something to play for rather than just a victory. This list pushes it to play hard every possession. It means so much to the athletes as a group and individually.

“The people on our list all mean so much to us. They are people that are dearly loved, they are family members that we care about and that care about us. The people we play for inspire us,” said Tucker Shea, a junior and point guard for the Big Horns. “That list pushes us that much harder to practice and play with everything we have.”

So far, the Big Horns have had a tough season, but a recent win over West Yellowstone and many close losses show a bright future for the team, and from here until February the Big Horns will have that list on their minds. Make sure to come out and support the Big Horns’ varsity team and see the improvement throughout the season.