Camden Military Varsity, JV, Middle School Basketball Update!
Some thoughts from our Head Varsity Basketball Coach Horn:
With three more games on our tough schedule, we look to get back to our winning ways tomorrow against the Carolina Gladiators in Asheville, N.C.
Because of the uncertainty of which players are returning and which incoming players may be joining them, one of the most challenging aspects of coaching basketball at CMA is trying to quickly identify and teach an offense and defense at the beginning of the season that will match the players collective skill level and talent.
Coach Horn has been able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the team and has adjusted to less of a perimeter to more of an inside-oriented game. This change has been driven primarily by the dominant presence of Jaylen Dawkins, who at this point of the season is our leading scorer. Other key contributors include William Adams, Sirr Green, Brandon Jackson, Collin Kaehler and Garhett Koethke.
Additional players who are working hard in practice and have played in several games as reserves are: Alexander Boer, Bacardi Coca, Donovan Dolan, Dibamshu Ghimire, Dylan Herard, Marc Kirschner, Aiden MacDonald, Evan O’Nell and Dustin Wilson.
It has been a pretty good season to this point. Our record as of tonight after playing Wilson Hall is 7 wins & 6 losses with a few close games. We have outstanding leadership on team with leading scorers being McKeever, Jeffries, and Bederick. We have received outstanding defensive performances from Branch, our leading rebounder, Michael Williams. We are improving every day because our biggest mentality is as long as we play hard play together and don't worry about who gets the credit. We are a pretty good team but we have 3 more games to play so let's see what happens.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL:
The Middle School basketball team finished their season yesterday with a one point loss to Trinity-Byrnes School. The season was a learning experience for all of the players. They learned to face adversity, how to handle wins, and the importance of sportsmanship. The players had fun and gained valuable experience on and off the court for their futures.