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Men’s basketball looks to rebound

After a disappointing 2012-2013 season, the Warriors will return to the court and look to restore their winning ways.
“I’m most looking forward to just getting back into basketball mode,” senior guard Sam Marcus said.
When asked what it will take to get back to the playoffs Marcus stated, “it will take sacrifice and dedication from every member of the team.”
Two seasons ago, the Warriors lost in the first round of the playoffs and have had two down seasons since.
The Warriors have a wealth of experience on their roster that is composed primarily of juniors and seniors.
Returning senior guard Clinton Trembling has no desire to allow his team to continue to struggle.
“I hate losing. I’ve never lost in my life,” Trembling said. “So just the thought of that motivates me.”
After two seasons of average basketball, you might guess that the Warriors would be happy with simply a winning season. You’d be wrong.
When asked what the team’s goal was this season Trembling said, “Win the CCAA (California Collegiate Athletic Association) Championship. That is every person’s goal on this team and we are going to do everything we can to achieve that goal.”
Marcus also remains focused on winning the championship.
“We each have to know our roles and play as a team if we want to win a CCAA title.”
Head coach Larry Reynolds will return for the Warriors, his fifth season as head coach.
“This is my fourth year playing for Coach Reynolds and every year it gets better for me,” Marcus said. “I have tremendous respect for him and trust his judgement.”
Coach Reynolds’ experience has been a tremendous asset to his team and his players.
“He has been around the game for 30 years and I try to soak up his knowledge of the game like a sponge.” Trembling added.
The Warriors will travel to University of the Pacific (Oct. 30) and have one day off then face Fresno State in Fresno (Nov. 1). Both teams have Division 1 programs.
“I am very excited about starting the season off playing University of the Pacific and Fresno State,” Marcus said, “it should be an early test for us to start the year.”
The Warriors first home game will be against Simon Fraser University (Nov.9) at 7:00p.m.

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Men’s basketball looks to rebound