Team of the Week: Coastal Christian boys basketball
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)–Coastal Christian boy’s basketball graduated five seniors last season from a team that went 23-7 and fell in the second round of the state tournament. This year the Centurions are working through the hurdles of having a young team.
Coastal Christian picked up the 60-52 win over Ashley on Wednesday night to continue their hot streak. Even with the success, there is still things for them to improve on.
“They have won nine out of eleven against great opponents, but its just a process of not letting up. We need to continue learning how to communicate and be connected on both ends of the floor,”said Coastal Christian head coach Craig Wheeler.
Coastal Christian has been resilient so far this season and it showed again last week. The Centurions fell to Village Christian last Tuesday night, but responded with two huge wins including beating New Hanover for the second time to end the week.
“We came to practice Thursday and talked about just come ready to play. We talked about coming out even stronger Friday and Saturday,”said Centurion captain Kamron Greene.
After losing in the second round of the State tournament last season, the expectations are even higher for this years group. Coastal Christian sits at 13-6 overall and are ready to make another run deep in the postseason. For them to be accomplish their goal it will take all of them coming together as one.
“It’s going to take them playing for each other and not for themselves. That will take them all buying in for the same goal. That’s what we try to preach practice in practice out, game in game out,”said assistant coach George Greene.
The Centurions will have one of their toughest tasks of the season on Friday night. They will put their three-game winning streak on the line when they hit the road to take on Fayetteville Academy.