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Mens basketball team plans to progress far into playoff season

Molly Oldham, Feature Editor

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The men’s varsity basketball team feels hopeful for the rest of their season as they head into training for more difficult games.

This season, the men’s basketball team has defeated multiple schools including Aurora, Tallmadge and Barberton, winning each game by a margin of ten or more points. They have also faced and defeated teams including Highland, Theodore Roosevelt Kenmore and Aurora High School. With a current record of 17-3, the eleven players and physical education teacher and head coach Dean Rahas are looking forward to the rest of the season.

Three year varsity senior and team captain Sean Leyden is one of three seniors on the team, along with teammates Samson Albert and Christopher Richardson. Leyden plays shooting guard, and described his thoughts on how the team has adapted from losing last years seniors.

“It has hurt us a little bit but I think we have adapted, especially on defense, and of course missing Pete, I mean he was a D1 player so we have had to change a lot of things,” Leyden said.

Richardson, a three year varsity member, described how he believes the team has been playing and his personal goals for the rest of the season as a team and as an individual.

“I think were really good at moving the ball when we need to, and . . .  really letting the team and everyone on the team get the ball. We’re not really a selfish team, we like to move the ball and let everyone get involved. . . . I just want to make it past regional semi[finals], win regional semis and go farther than we did last year, and personally I just want to see the team succeed and do whatever it takes to win,” Richardson said.

Richardson, who plays shooting guard and small forward,  elaborated on how the loss of last years seniors has actually helped the team in different ways.

“The loss of the seniors really helped us train us into the leaders we are today, so without them we wouldn’t really be able to know what a real leader is. We really just learned from them, it wasnt really a loss,” Richardson said.

Leyden also spoke on what he believes are the team’s overall goals and his own personal goals for his last season of Revere High School basketball.

“Our team goals are to get back to regional finals and win, and obviously we want to win a state championship. [My personal goal is to] help our team get there,” Leyden said.

The team’s next game is away on Friday, February 25 at 7:45 versus Orange. Seniors on the team include Samson Albert, Sean Leyden and Chris Richardson.

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Mens basketball team plans to progress far into playoff season