Posted November 1, 2012 by Cooper Point Journal in Sports & Recreation

Men’s Basketball Looks to Outplay Ranking

The men’s team kicked off their season immediately after the women’s team on Saturday, losing to the men’s basketball alumni team 82-74. It was clear early on that the alumni team was more physically mature than the average team the Geoducks will face this season. Coach Mosley will be leading out a very deep roster this season, with twenty-two players including eight players currently redshirting.

Forward Travis Wagner from Federal Way, Wash. believes this year’s team is “a lot deeper and the overall talent level is much better” than a year ago.

Forward and Olympia native, Lucky Lagerberg likes the team, but says “the team needs to work on getting in rhythm.

One of the biggest advantages the team has this season seems to be chemistry. Senior Forward Elzie Dickens of Seattle, Wash. notes “the biggest difference between this team and last year is that everyone is selfless this year.”

“The team works together and pushes each other hard. It’s a really competitive team.” says Jordan Emerson, Senior point guard from Baton Rouge, La. The team has a lot of size, with a deep bruising front court that’s sure to overpower opposing teams throughout the season. With superior depth and chemistry, the team enters the season ranked tenth in the conference and hopes to rise through the conference and rebound from a disappointing season last year.

By David Lukashok