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Delhi’s boys ready for new season, new coach

POSTED November 21, 2012 1:24 p.m.

Delhi High’s boys basketball team had a decent run in the Southern Athletic League last season, finishing 8-6 and tying for third place. After losing all but two players to graduation, the Hawks are back in 2012 with both a new roster and new head coach in Eugene Drummond.

“This is one of the youngest teams in the area,” Drummond said. “We’re looking to build a strong foundation to create a winning culture here at Delhi.”

In an admitted rebuilding year, Delhi is planning on improving but also expecting to struggle at times. Still, promising talent has Drummond looking forward to this season’s highlights. Junior Nick Fernandez has positioned himself as the lead Hawk on the court with the most complete game while freshman Angelo Quiamdo and Jose Cruz have stepped up and shown the ability to compete with older players.

“They didn’t get moved up to sit on the bench, they could end up starting for us,” Drummond said of the freshman tandem. “Everyone is pretty much even right now. We have some juniors and seniors who have potential.”

After fine tuning their team game during the summer, Delhi intends on hitting the SAL with a fast paced offense centered on controlling the tempo. The Hawks will continue their progress on Nov. 26 when they travel to Argonaut High in their first foundation game of the season.

“At some point we’re going to have some good moments and at other times we’ll have some tough moments,” Drummond said. “That’s just how it is with a young team.”

 

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