Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WildCat Men off to 5-0 start in second season

Coach Clay Nunley and the men's basketball team are off and running for the 2009-10 season. The WildCats have reeled off victories against Gallaudet, Ferrum, Christendom, Shenandoah, and Virginia Intermont en route to a 5-0 start.

Picked to finish 10th in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), the WildCats are determined to prove the naysayers wrong and make the conference tournament.

“We have to play with a chip on our shoulders,” says junior Timothy Clarke, a 2009 all-ODAC honorable mention honoree.

The WildCats return five starters including ODAC Rookie of the Year Derrick Woods Morrow, Clarke, Pete Hamilton, Caleb Pearson, and Jason Rutschman.

“These guys got a taste of the ODAC last year,” says WildCats coach Clay Nunley. “We will have a more veteran presence. These guys played a lot of minutes last year. It is a maturation process and they accepted a lot responsibility early. Now is the time to reap some of those benefits.”

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