By Frank Rizzo
March 30, 2001:
414 overall, 111 OCIAA Division III
Forward Jose Valentin
Forward Anthony Alexander
Forward Nick Yaun
Center Travis Emery
Guard Chris Winters
We were in a lot of games, and didnt get blown out too many times, said coach Ed Riente. We played to our abilities. We started off winning the Tri-Valley Tournament, making up a 16-point deficit.
We got off to a good start but injuries hurt us, noted Riente. We lost quality players like Travis Emery and [point guard] Mike Poje. We had to play less experienced players in positions they werent accustomed to.
Emery averaged 14 ppg while Winters was also in double figures. Emery led the team with nine rebounds and three blocks per game.
Riente said he could not name his choice for MVP at this time. His most improved player was Winters. Last year he had the ability, but he was a more consistent scorer this season, Riente said.