By Amy Balagna Posted December 17, 2008
The Lowry varsity boys basketball team has a completely new look with only two returning players. Jamie Walton and Freddy Bernabe have come back to play for the Bucks.
Aside from Walton and Bernabe the team consists of 11 other players. Although league games have not even begun, the Bucks have lost August Ramasco and Collin Messerly to injuries for the time being.
Even with so many new faces the Varsity team seems to be a very comfortable group.
“We have chemistry,” said junior Zeb Teichert, a newly-instated player on the team. With previous experience playing together on JV, the new and old players have blended together nicely.
The team is hopeful that the upcoming season will bring better results than last season.
“Our goals are to win the league, go to zone, win zone, go to state and win state,” Walton stated.
The Bucks played their first game on December 2, a near-miss with a 12 point loss to Elko.
“We’ve had our ups and downs, kind of like an elevator,” said Walton regarding the game. The Bucks will next play at home when they face Wooster High School on December 20.
In addition to Walton, Bernabe, Ramasco, Messerly and Teichert, the team consists of David Eastman, Brandon Eldodt, Joey Dendary, Gino Parolin, Joel Mendoza, Jerry Jackich, Andrew Stephen, and Danny Westfall.