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TRAVIS EMERY OF Liberty, left, watches as Shaheem Parks (11) beats Monticello’s Phil Stewart to go up for a shot in February 21 game.

A Look at the Indians'
Basketball Season

By Frank Rizzo
March 30, 2001:
Season Record:
4–14 overall, 1–11 OCIAA Division III
Starting Lineup:
Forward – Jose Valentin
Forward – Anthony Alexander
Forward – Nick Yaun
Center – Travis Emery
Guard – Chris Winters
Season Highlights:
“We were in a lot of games, and didn’t 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.”
Biggest Disappointment:
“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 weren’t accustomed to.”
Statistical Leaders:
Emery averaged 14 ppg while Winters was also in double figures. Emery led the team with nine rebounds and three blocks per game.
MVP/Most Improved:
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.

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