Not a slam dunk season

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Senior Nick Gerlic is receiving the basketball during a game. Gerlic is one of four seniors graduating. The team is 4-18 with a playoff game this Friday. Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography.

Lauren Kurtzer, Associate editor

Ending the season at a below average 4-18 record, SHS’ boys basketball team did not have a superior season when compared with their 10-12 season of last year.  They also went 3-13 in conference games.

They finished ninth in the GMC standings, ahead of Colerain.

“It was a tough year but I loved my team. They worked hard each day and represented our school well,” Coach David Moss said.

The team lost multiple seniors and leaders this year and in the coming season will lose four to graduation.   The boys said goodbye to the four seniors on Friday Feb. 20. The seniors are Eric Stepp, Jalen Shropshire, Mathew Green and Nick Gerlic.

“We will bring back a lot of guys next season who have significant playing experience and have a better understanding of the preparation and effort it takes to win in this league,” Moss said.

Moss did start two freshmen in multiple games. Those two players could give the team leadership and experience in the future.

The team had no college commitment for basketball compared to last season with one. There was also a sharp drop in home games. For the 2013-14 season there was thirteen home games, this season there were eight.

The first playoff game was Friday Feb. 27 versus Moeller at Fairfield High School at 8:30 p.m.