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B-4 B-4 B-4 Kartooa, (n.) Journal Gazette Saturday, November ZS, ISS7 imberland to mm under Scott .4 " A i 50y CARL WALWORTH Sia3 Writer i V J TOLEDO - Look for a (aster pace at Cumberland this year. J: -New -New bead basketball coach JDavld Scott likes to use pressure 3efeose and the fastbreak on of-fense. of-fense. of-fense. Those are some of the changes Scott's makbig In the pro-Jgram. pro-Jgram. pro-Jgram. "We've put In so much new stuff, We're coming along, though," Scott said this week as his team prepares to open at home Tuesday jagalnst AltamonL "All the offenses offenses and out of bounds plays are new." I Scott inherits three regulars Jfrom a team that was 21-6 21-6 21-6 last 'year, including two forfeit wins. i Former coach Rick Manuell, who J moved up to the principal's position, position, was 47-31 47-31 47-31 the last three years J while Scott coached Junior high j and frosh-soph frosh-soph frosh-soph basketball and was head baseball coach. The Pirates must replace three starters, all-area all-area all-area selection Kevin Matteson, current Lake Land player Todd Butler and guard Steve Robblns. , ...Trying to run more Is perhaps the biggest difference Cumberland fans figure to notice this season, 'though Scott concedes making the adjustment hasn't been easy, i;: "We are trying to fastbreak a Iit-&e Iit-&e Iit-&e bit more, but we're having rouble with it now," he said. "I jlike to take it if It's there, it's Just something I like. I like to play pressure defense, use a little bit of everything." J;lTwo returning starters are 6-!f66t-5 6-!f66t-5 6-!f66t-5 6-!f66t-5 6-!f66t-5 Scott Wilson and point guard jNate Jackson. Wilson scored in double figures 10 times last year, ijvjth a high of 23 late In the year gainst Hutsonville. ROSTER ; Seniors s . Player ; HL Nate Jackson 6-1 6-1 6-1 Scott Wilson 6-5 6-5 6-5 Clint ShuU ' 6-1 6-1 6-1 Josh Robinson 6-1? 6-1? 6-1? AaronKuhn , 5-10 5-10 5-10 Juniors Brad Oakley . 6-l 6-l 6-l Lee Sherwood 1 6-2 6-2 6-2 Brett Jones 6-2 6-2 6-2 Jim Shoot ; 6-0 6-0 6-0 Sophomores Travis Butler 6-6 6-6 6-6 Denotes returning lettermen. L SCHEDULE Dec. 1-Altamont; 1-Altamont; 1-Altamont; Dec. 5-Shlloh; 5-Shlloh; 5-Shlloh; Dec. 8-Palestlne; 8-Palestlne; 8-Palestlne; Dec. 11-at 11-at 11-at Casey-Westfield; Casey-Westfield; Casey-Westfield; Dec. 15-Martinsville; 15-Martinsville; 15-Martinsville; Dec. 18-Kansas; 18-Kansas; 18-Kansas; Dec. 22-Chrisman; 22-Chrisman; 22-Chrisman; Dec. 26-30-Vandalla 26-30-Vandalla 26-30-Vandalla 26-30-Vandalla 26-30-Vandalla Tourney; Jan. S-at S-at S-at Areola; Areola; Jan. 8-at 8-at 8-at Marshall; Jan. 9-at" 9-at" 9-at" Oakland; Jan. 15-at 15-at 15-at Windsor; Jan. 19-at 19-at 19-at Neoga; Jan. 22-Casey-Westfleld; 22-Casey-Westfleld; 22-Casey-Westfleld; 22-Casey-Westfleld; 22-Casey-Westfleld; Jan. 23-28-Llttle 23-28-Llttle 23-28-Llttle 23-28-Llttle 23-28-Llttle Dlini tournament; Feb. 2-Stew-Stras; 2-Stew-Stras; 2-Stew-Stras; 2-Stew-Stras; 2-Stew-Stras; Feb. S-at S-at S-at Beecher City; Feb. 9-Oblong; 9-Oblong; 9-Oblong; Feb. 16-at 16-at 16-at Hutsonville; Feb. 19-at 19-at 19-at Martinsville. "He's an awfully good shooter," Scott said of Wilson. "He can play Inside and out." ' ...,rl . . Scott noted Wilson played a supporting supporting role last year, but wants his senior to be more assertive this year. "He's not aggressive tnough right now,". Scott said. "Now he's the senior. He's got to take charge for us." Jackson and senior Brad Oakley are two others Scott looks to for t '" ""' ' " .--- .--- .--- .--- x' ; New coach, lettermen leadership. : Jackson is the point guard, which means he's responsible for directing things on the court. "It's a real critical spot," Scott said. "He's going to have to run the team. It's nothing new to him. "We're going to have to look for him to shoot more this year, too," Scott said of Jackson. ' Oakley, who plays on the wing, also will be looked to for points from the perimeter. "He can flat out shoot," Scott said of Oakley. "He knows he can shoot the three pointer. He's got the green light. Oakley, Jackson , New Cumberland coach Dave Scott checks out the dribbling form of returning lettermen, left to right and Wilson all can shoot it." . The Pirates lost 6-6 6-6 6-6 transfer Gary Wells before the start of practice. Wells, a transfer from Mattoon, moved on to Missouri where his father got a Job as a preacher. "He would have had an awful hard time starting for us," Scott said. The coach is looking for 6-2 6-2 6-2 Lee Sherwood to step in and play center. "We're going to have to get a lot out of him inside." Vying for the other starting spot are 6-1 6-1 6-1 seniors Josh Robinson and Clint ShuU. Brett Jones and Aaron. Kuhn "have worked hard In prac- prac- 7,., . ;. - s y Scott Wilson, Jackson, Clint wood, tice," and are expected to contribute contribute in reserve roles. The Pirates have hopes 'for; another good season. They were second in a team camp last summer summer at Eastern, losing to Ottawa in the finals. , "Right, now our biggest weakness is on the boards," Scott said. "We're not aggressive enough." " Scott and others figure the Little IUlni Conference race will be competitive competitive this season. He lists Marshall, Marshall, Martinsville and Casey- Casey- Auburn blanks -if -if Mi M ft r 1 n i , . A Photo by Jin KknboN Brad Oakley, Nate ShuU and Lee Sher- Sher- . Westf ield as contenders with Oblong as the sleeper "because they didn't lose anybody. . "We want to be up there," Scott said. "We want to have a chance to win the conference and be in the thick of the race. We want to be in the thick of It." Assisting Scott this year is Gary Calvert, who took a couple of Junior high teams to state coaching In the Jasper bounty school system. Calvert also has worked with the women's program at Lin-, Lin-, Lin-, coin Trail CoUege In Robinson. 5

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Journal Gazette (Mattoon, Illinois)28 Nov 1987, SatPage 12
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