GOODLAND, KS — It’s been an unprecedented time for a lot of sports and coaches including the ones at the junior college level. But, the time has come for the season to begin for both of the Maverick basketball teams as they face Cloud County on Wednesday night in their respected season openers.
Brock Kimball returns for his third season to lead the Lady Mavericks after going an improved 9-20 overall & 5-16 in the KJCCC but failed to reach the postseason for the second straight year. Tech loses two of its top three scorers from last season but does return the KJCCC West Defensive Player of the Year in Lauryn Vieira as well as their top two rebounders in Aminata Seck & Yverline Da Silva. The Tech Women will certainly be a tall squad with five ladies standing 5-11 or taller.
Hear from Coach Kimball with his thoughts on the past couple of months and the upcoming season:
Nate Padia is back to for his third season as well. The Mavericks are looking to rebound from the worst season in program history going just 4-24 & 2-19 in the KJCCC and missing the postseason too. For the second striaght season Tech will have a practically new roster. After not returning a single player a year ago the Mav’s return just one player from a year ago in sophomore guard Keyshawn Kennedy. Even with Kennedy’s return Northwest Tech will still be without their top three scorers and rebounders from last year.
Listen to Coach Padia talk about the upcoming season for his team:
Mavericks first home game will be on February 3rd when the host Allen County. Fans will not be allowed until at least after February 5th. A select games will be carried on 102.5 U-Rock, nwksradio.com & the Rocking M App with Ross Volkmer on the call.