Cougars Sink a Win Against Kings

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

The men’s basketball team has not been able to get into a groove and stay consistent in a bumpy 2013 season.

Looking at a team that is 4-2 in MAC play, most sports fans would probably not assume they’re looking at one with a losing record of 8-9.

The  men’s team is not exactly what fans got used to after coming off a great 2012 season that ended with a MAC title and a birth in the NCAA tournament.

“With a team that has gone through the ups and downs we have gone through, we just have to focus on details,” said junior guard Matt Greene, “especially when the team started with over twenty players and we are now down to thirteen.”

As a captain, Greene knows his role and accepts the challenges that come with a losing season and the departure of quitting players. He helps teammates prepare for the games and mature into solid players.

“None of the guys are happy with where we’re at this far into the season. I have to make sure they are ready even if that means extra practice until they get the details down.”

The Cougars have not been able to get a solid winning streak going: Two wins is their longest streak.

The team is the midst of conference play and players have the opportunity to capitalize on their standings because they are tied for second in the Freedom Conference with Delaware Valley and FDU-Florham.

Greene is hoping the team can get tougher while on the court.  he said they do not have to be the biggest or strongest,;they just need to commit to coach Woodruff’s system and communicate better as a team.

“I’m asked to lead this team and when we hit a rough stretch, underclassmen are asked to mature quicker and learn the system. That’s what I am here to help with.”

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