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Husky boys bring experience, stature to basketball court

 

December 4, 2019

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM MEMBERS are, in front, from left, Zach Zanona, Russ Holly, Zach Luttmer, Jasper Korn, Cole Baxter, Tye Moore and Eduardo Martinez. In back are Kai Bryson, Casey Tow, Brayden Keesee, Coach Colton Emmert, Head Coach Drew Emmert, Coach Ryan Adams, Owen Towry, Aiden Tyler and Hunter Coulter.

Sweet Home's boys basketball team welcomes a lot of experienced players this year, despite graduating three seniors who played a lot of varsity minutes.

Leaving the team were Colton Smith, Nate Virtue and Jake Swanson, as well as Hayden Nichol – who was unable to play sports all year thanks to a football injury.

Last year the Huskies actually made the play-in round of the state playoffs after winning just two league games and finishing 13-12 overall.

This year's team returns senior starters Jasper Korn, Zach Zanona and Casey Tow, all guards. Senior guard Zach Luttmer also returns, with significant varsity experience along with starting juniors Hunter Coulter at post and Aiden Tyler at guard. Both Tyler and Tow were All-League Honorable Mention selections last year.

BOYS JV1 BASKETBALL TEAM MEMBERS are, in front, from left, Eduardo Martinez, Russ Holly, Morgan Sands, Dawson Armstrong and Kyle Marler. In back are Wyatt Erickson, Kaiden Deckard, JV1 Coach Ryan Adams, Austin Marler and Tristan Caulkins.

Senior Tye Moore, who skipped his junior year, returns as a guard and post player. They are joined by senior Kai Bryson, moving from JV, at post and junior Cole Baxter moving from JV. Junior Brayden Keesee, who was a swing player last year, returns at guard.

Sophomores Eddie Martinez and Russ Holly will swing this year.

Junior Owen Towry will not play this season as he continues to recover from a football injury.

The season is early still, said Coach Drew Emmert, so it's hard to say which of his players will start.

The Huskies' game plan will run nine to 10 players every game, he said.

"We're just as deep or deeper this year."

All of the returning full-time varsity players are juniors and seniors, he said, and they have a lot of experience.

"Those other guys all had a good summer and have been playing for a long time," Emmert said. "We should be deep and be able to do a lot as far as the press and picking up the tempo."

 
 

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