Friday, November 21, 2014

Anticipation Grows for Boys' Basketball

Matt Steele
Staff Writer

 As Fall sports wind down in New Hope, excitement grows for the coming Boys’ Basketball season.
 Despite having strong seasons for the past few years, it seems like every year, the Boys’ Basketball team is underrated. The team has historically been built around ball movement, rebounding, and strong defense. While these may not be the most highlight reel worthy traits, the results have been there.
 This season figures to be no different, with strong post play coming from Spencer Tinkel and Max Wagner, consistent performance from the guard rotations consisting of Patrick Gimpel, Dylan Waterman, Brendan Shadle, and Anthony Vlahovic, and versatile scoring from the wing from Mayes Lane and Andrew Bove.
 Captain Spencer Tinkel has an opportunity to surpass the 1,000 point mark this season, a feat that has only been performed six times before. When asked how he thinks his season will go, Spencer said, “I’m really excited about how well the team is meshing thus far, and the season hasn’t even started. I look forward to the team growing as the season rolls on. I can’t wait to see the Lions’ Den at full force at home games.”
 While fans can’t expect to see many sky-scraping dunks coming from the boys on the team, there’s something to be said for wins, and this year’s team figures to get plenty of those. Like all years, a District Title is the goal, and with the current makeup of the roster, it’s far from a pipedream.
 In the end, anyone looking for a fun activity to do after school should be able to find one in the ‘14-’15 team as this season promises to get the Lions’ Den roaring again.

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