Mid-Season Report Card For the Men’s Crusaders
With and 8-1 record, the SLA boys varsity have enjoyed a high level of success this season. With positive contributions from their entire and stellar coaching, the guys have passed the mid-season point with flying colors. But some wonder, what has been the keys to the Crusaders’ success?
One of the biggest reasons for their success has been the high-octane offense that they play. Coach David Cady utilizes the guys’ athleticism in strategies like the “five man fast break” to out-run and out-score their opponents. In addition, the team’s athleticism has allowed them to make many successful drives to the basket. Their athleticism has also helped them on defense. The team usually scores double digit points off of forced turnovers.
One of the key players to the team’s success has been senior Eduardo Cunha. Eduardo not only leads the team in scoring, but his defense, rebounding, and leadership have been invaluable to the team’s success. He’s probably been the team’s MVP so far. One player who has really stepped up his game has been junior Kofi Omane. Kofi has grown into his role as back up point guard and has provided many valuable minutes off the bench.
The veteran leadership of other players such as seniors Adrian Olivera and Daanan Hall and Junior Helio Ferreira have been important as well. When asked about his team’s progress, Adrian Olivera said, “We’re doing good. We’re still playing at about eighty percent, but I think that we’re twenty percent away from something really special.”
When I talked with Coach Cady about his thoughts on the team’s progress this season, he said, “I think we’ve played some good games. I think we’ve done a better job at playing as a team. Now we have to bring it to the next level.”
Crusader fans have been spoiled with one of the best seasons in years. If the team begins to play at one hundred percent, who knows what could end up happening?
Posted on February 1, 2012, in Sports, Top Stories and tagged Crusader, Crusaders, High School Basketball, SLA, SLA Crusaders, South Lancaster Academy, South Lancaster Academy Athletics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.