If the first game is any indication, opposing teams are going to have to pick their poison when defending the Nevada boys’ basketball team in 2018-19.


Four Cub players put up at least 12 points in an 85-50 drubbing of Grundy Center Monday at the Nevada High School Field House.


“We just throw it around and get everybody some shots,” Nevada junior guard Tyler Sansgaard said. “We were hitting tonight.”


Last season, Nevada only had two players average more than 10 points per game.


This season, new Cub head coach Tyler Struck installed a motion offense. The initial results were quite positive on Monday.


Nevada shot 52.4 percent from the field and made 10 of 23 3-pointers. The Cubs had 25 assists on 33 field goals and they only committed 12 turnovers.


“I think it’s about movement in the offense,” Nevada senior forward Devin See said. “It’s kind of easy to guard someone who’s always just standing still. We’re trying to do a lot of movement away from the ball, and when you’re cutting and running and moving, it’s kind of hard for your guy to follow you around and look to see where the ball is. I think that makes people get open more and we can find more people and get them to score.”


See scored 16 points and also had 10 rebounds and five assists against Grundy Center. Even though he is undersized at 6-2, See took advantage of Nevada’s great ball movement to do most of his damage on the inside.


“It’s kind of a role I really haven’t done in the past,” See said. “It was pretty good tonight. They had a lot of nice drives and I was able to get good positioning, get short passes and finish at the hoop.”


Sansgaard and fellow junior Kody Kruschwitz burned Grundy Center from the outside. They combined to hit eight of Nevada’s 10 3-pointers.


After turning in a record-breaking season at quarterback and punter for the Nevada football team, Kruschwitz scored a game-high 21 points in his second varsity start Monday. He made 5 of 8 3-pointers and gave his team a huge energy boost in the process.


“When I was doing it my teammates were supporting me,” Kruschwitz said. “It was fun just seeing everybody happy.”


Sansgaard scored 15 points, all coming in the first half. He also finished with three assists.


Aggressive play on defense played a key role in Nevada’s offensive exploits. The Cubs frequently trapped and mixed in some pressure to create turnovers that resulted in several easy scoring opportunities.


“When we really get in transition and pressure people on defense, it really makes them have to think,” Kruschwitz said. “They throw it up and we steal it and go.”


Nevada racked up 11 steals on the night. The Cubs ended up forcing 21 turnovers overall.


Brayden Bottorf was the other Cub to score in double figures. He finished with 12 points.


A total of 10 Nevada players ended up in the scoring column. Nine different Cubs dished out an assist.


Nevada 85, Grundy Center 50


GC 13 11 16 10 - 50


N 17 26 23 19 - 85


Grundy Center (50) - Mitchell Munson 5-8 0-0 14, Cale Hendricks 5-13 1-2 12, Travis Kuester 0-1 0-0 0, Zach Opheim 1-6 1-2 3, Brady Jacobsen 1-5 0-0 2, Derek Ciddio 1-2 0-0 3, Joe Johnson 3-7 0-0 6, Tanner Appel 3-6 2-4 8, Matthew Sternhagen 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 20-49 4-8 50. 3-point field goals (6): Munson 4, Hendricks, Ciddio. Rebounds (28): Johnson 5. Assists (13): Munson 4. Steals (6): Hendricks 4. Blocks (3): Johnson 2. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Johnson.


Nevada (85) - Jacob Sanders 1-2 0-2 2, Brayden Bottorf 4-12 4-4 12, Chase Lycke 0-1 2-2 2, Devin See 8-13 0-3 16, Thomas Crawford 2-3 0-0 5, Kody Kruschwitz 8-12 0-1 21, Tyler Sansgaard 5-10 2-2 15, Ayden Rhodes 3-4 0-0 7, Henry Nelson 0-2 0-0 0, Jack Cahill 1-3 1-2 3, Cooper Bovee 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 33-64 9-16 85. 3-point field goals (10): Kruschwitz 5, Sansgaard 3, Crawford, Rhodes. Rebounds (35): See 10. Assists (25): Sansgaard 6. Steals (11): Kruschwitz 3. Blocks (1): Sansgaard. Fouls: 12.