| The end of a season and end of an era|
The Boys Varsity Basketball program ended its season with the presentations
Of Letters and Participation awards and conclusion of a 18-9 season.
The Varsity played 27 games this season and based on appearing in 14 or more games the following
boys were awarded Varsity Letters.
Seniors- Antonio Vrankovic,AJ Sacks, Jonah Scrudders,Nick Nolting’
Juniors- Garrison Bentz, Tim Cox,Kyle Garfinkel, Luke Mansour
Freshmen- Chandler Pollock, Chris Alexander,
The Following were Awarded Participation awards:
Freshmen-Miles Polley, Blake Guillaume
In addition four specific awards were noted:
Captains Cup-Antonio Vrankovic and AJ Sacks
Panther Award (outstanding athlete )-Antonio Vrankovic
Coaches Awards – Johan Scrudders,Chris Marzouca
Panther Cub (Rookie)- Chris Alexander
One means of evaluating a team, is was it better at the end of the season than the beginning?
The 2014/2015 Team improved a great deal from the start of the season and was much better.
Clearly the team was influenced by the play of 6’11-260 lb. Center Antonio Vrankovic but the steady play of AJ Sacks
And Nick Nolting along with the shooting of Johan Scrudders and floor play of Chris Marzouca supported the improvement.
This combined with the significant strides made by freshmen Chandler Pollock and Chris Alexander .
Kyle Garfinkel, Luke Mansour, Tim Cox and Garrison Bentz always played hard and supported the team towards the goal of winning.
The team returns four seniors, one junior and four sophomores all that have earned varsity time and valuable experience.
It should be a team that will be competitive next year.
Each Team I have coached at Pine Crest has been special to me personally.
Yes we had great success winning Three State Championships and going to the State Final Four Six Consecutive Times.
Winning 6 Regional and 5 District Championships was a real accomplishment for the team and the school.
Even winning the Coach of the Year 5 times and having a record of 241 wins and only 69 losses was a Tribute
to the players and coaches that made things happen.
In the end I will miss the boys and cherish all the memories.
A Special Thanks to Elena Del Alamo a True professional and the Three Solid Athletic Directors
I worked under, Jim Foster, Keith Flynn and Jeff Johnson.
This will be the last team I coach at Pine Crest…..