Boys aim to play as a team | Basketball
By MARTY ZIER
Islands Sounder Sports contributor
December 11, 2012 · Updated 4:42 PM
The Vikings are starting the season with new Varsity Coach Rich Maden, who brings years of coaching boys and girls middle school and “Swish” basketball. Maden is optimistic about the season and has one goal: “for them to understand to play team ball.”
To reach this goal Maden wants to see the players get in basketball shape and learn to pass. Josh Mayson is coaching the junior varsity boys.
The varsity team includes seniors Daniel Briggs, Rylan Date, Chase Drake, Herbie Sisson, Devon Stanzione and Jake Zier with juniors Wayne Foster, Jack Gates, and Jack Russillo and sophomore Dimitri Pence.
The Vikings dropped their season opener against an improved Bush Academy Blazer team 63-46 on Nov. 30. The Vikings were unable to match the excellent outside shooting from the Blazers and struggled offensively with ball control. Leading the Viking scoring was Zier with 23 points, Gates with 7 points and Briggs and Stanzione with 4 points each. The boys played Friday Harbor on Dec. 7 and lost, 58 to 54.