Young Comets expect to be better this year

November 29, 2018

by Ben Murphy
Sports Writer

The Coleman boys basketball team went through its fair share of growing pains last year. The young Comets went 3-18 last year but are hoping that with most of those players returning, they can make a jump in competitiveness.

“We are a relatively young team, with only two seniors but have five returning varsity players, including our top two scorers from last year,” second year head coach Clark Swerdan said. “Our bench is young and inexperienced, but hopefully a couple guys can step up. We should be a lot more competitive this year.”

Junior Tyler Germain and senior Logan Schocknesse expect to be the starting guards while junior Connor Arnold (11.3 points per game, 5.8 rebounds, 4 assists), junior Kam DeVrieze (7.5 points per game, 4.2 rebounds) and senior Spencer Pnacek (6.8 rebounds per game) look to get the start at forward.

Juniors Dominic Beauchamp (guard), Garrett Owens (center), Spencer Brownlee (guard) and Trey Templeman (forward) expect to be in the mix as well.

“Carson City-Crystal and Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart have been the top teams in our league the last several years and this year should be no different,” Swerdan said. “Breckenridge had a down year last year and will likely bounce back and be a top team as well.”

Coleman opens the season tonight (Friday) at Vestaburg, heads to Sacred Heart on Thursday and hosts Harrison on Dec. 10.

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