Scrimmages allow Cavs to improve

By Jonathan Barnett
November 15, 2007

The men’s basketball team is getting ready to kick off its season. With two scrimmages behind them already, the players have been able to see what they are capable of.

They had a chance to work as a team on the court against competitors and it showed them how far they have come. The scrimmages served as a chance for them to see how they communicate in a game and what needed to be addressed before the start of the season.

“We have practically a new squad compared to last year and we have to use this time to figure each other out,” Randy Reid, a senior accounting major, said. “How we communicate on and off the court is going to be a key component to our success.”

The team has come a far way with just meeting their new coach earlier this year along with the new addition of freshman to the team. They are excited to get this season underway and show everyone how hard they have worked.

Through the first two scrimmages the team was able to find out what they needed to work on and they made the necessary adjustments in their practices.

“Every practice we go in and we just try to get better both individually and as a team. That’s our main focus,” Reid said.

Coming into the second scrimmages coach Greg Herenda said he saw vast improvement in the team’s performance.

“We have established a work ethic that started the first day of practice,” Herenda said. “Now it is time to coach and teach by putting in new offenses and defenses.”

The team’s first home game is on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m.

“Play hard,” Herenda said when asked what he tells his team, “Play hard, play smart and have fun, in that order. If you do that, good things will come.”

Jonathan Barnett

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