WEST FARGO — The Sheyenne boys basketball team has an 8-1 record this season. The Mustangs are second in the Eastern Dakota Conference standings.

There are many reasons why Sheyenne has found success.

One is that many of the players have played together since fourth grade. This is also one of tallest teams in recent history. Seven players are 6-foot-4 or taller.

Senior guard Tyler Terhark says the size of his team has presented him with more opportunities.

"Having taller guys is a lot easier than years past," Terhark said. "I had more of a post role. I still do both but it's kind of nice to get out of the perimeter."

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"(When) you have a big team, we can rebound. I just think we are really communicating well and just getting after it on the defensive end," said senior guard Zion Dettmann.

Terhark added that practice is often senior-led and head coach Tom Kirchoffner helps guides the team.

The Mustangs will return to action on Friday, Jan. 17, when they host Fargo South at 7:30 p.m.