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Men’s basketball off to a strong start

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The Spartans work hard on defense against Harper College in a 80-69 win.

The Spartans work hard on defense against Harper College in a 80-69 win.

Lance Lagoni

Lance Lagoni

The Spartans work hard on defense against Harper College in a 80-69 win.

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The men’s basketball program has had a great beginning to their season and looks forward to making this their fourth prosperous season.

The Spartans start off right by managing to stretch their streak to four games won, bringing their record to 5-1.

The team consists of a majority of new student-athletes to Elgin Community College’s basketball program. “We were a very inexperienced group coming back this season they didn’t have many minutes. It’s all new for the rest of the guys. But, overall we were really happy with the recruiting class that we had come in,” said Head Coach Reed Nosbisch.

With the program’s previous success, other school’s expect a challenge from the Spartans, “Everyone wants to beat us,” Nosbisch said.

So with a newer group of guys, it brings pressure due to the high expectations. Their coach doesn’t expect it to be much of a problem, “It’s a solid group, who are still learning,” Nosbisch said.

For the majority, the Spartans have won games with double-digit leads, but they’ve had close games against Milwaukee Area Tech and College of DuPage. The Spartans have struggled offensively, but their ability to effectively rebound has been key to being able to finish with victories.

The team has things to improve on, but it’s very early in the season as conference games have yet to begin. “We’re getting better every day,” Nosbisch said.

The Spartans have big plans for this season and look to achieve many accomplishments as they move forward. “I have big hopes for this team and I think we can accomplish every goal that we set for ourselves,” said Kyle Henderson, co-captain of the team.

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