Men’s basketball season opens with win

Photos by: Haley Slade

By: Cathryn Cavazos

Sterling, Kan. – Halloween on the Hardwood was an event that led to some unique costumes from creative fans and a win from the Warriors.

The Sterling College men’s basketball team played their first home game in Gleason Center on Monday, Oct. 30 facing the Barclay College Bears. The Warriors came out with a 104-77 victory that Coach Dean Jaderston was “pleased” with.

Jaderston said that “we started out a little bit slow, which is normal, as we got the feel of the game, and probably around the first half we got comfortable and second half we really started stepping up and playing the way we wanted to play.”

“We played together as a team,” said junior Leye Oyatayo. “I think almost everybody scored. It was fun basketball.”

However, Jaderston, along with junior Trey Dubbert, take this game as a learning experience as to what to improve on during the season.Player.jpg

“I think personally I can improve on is just playing a little bit quicker [and] seeing my teammates faster,” Dubbert said. He also said he wishes to improve on “letting the game come to [him] and not trying to rush things or overthink things,” but just to play the game of basketball.

“We have a young team, and we’re going to get better everyday,” Jaderston said. “Right now, it’s about each player getting better individually and getting us better collectively…if we play really hard  every day and get a little bit better, it’ll be really fun by the end of the year.”

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