MA Basketball Endures a Rebuilding Season
by James Maguire on Friday, February 20th, 2015
To put it lightly, it has been a rough season for the “MA Fly Boys.” After matriculating some key players last year and losing a few more to injury this year, it has been a rebuilding season for Mustang basketball. With an ISL record of 4-8, the team has no chance of continuing into the post-season. Many people are baffled at the team’s performance. “We have the talent,” says starting guard Nick Tupanjanin (II), “and we are one of the best teams in the league. We are not working as a team, which is hurting us, but if the pieces come together, we will be very good.” The team got off to a fast start in the beginning the season, winning games against Governors Academy, Groton, and Thayer. Unfortunately, the momentum came to a halt against a tough team from Kimball Union Academy. Although the team is not pleased with their performance this season, the future is bright. They will lose a lot of their key players next year, the team will keep a very deep, talented pool of guards. They will be playing small-ball, so Milton fans can look forward to some extremely fast-paced and exciting basketball.
Unfortunately, things look just as bleak for the “MA Fly Girls.” Plagued by injury, the team has a losing record that does not incite much hope for the playoffs. Star player Niki Young (I) comes back soon from an injury, so the team will be able to finish out the season strong. “Although we aren’t doing very well,” says senior Erika Lamere (I), “we have fun.” When visiting a Fly Girls practice, it’s easy to see the camaraderie and positive spirit among the team. While the team has won a fair share of games, they have not found a rhythm and have been unable to put a solid win-streak together. Although the season has been tough, the girls are excited to close the season out strong in their remaining three games.
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