Top team cites chemistry

Bill Gill the league's leading scorer, dunks two of his 32 points during a game on Oct. 17. It wasn't ehough however, as Team 2 won the game to become the league's only undefeated team.
photo by Mitch Perkins

The basketball season is back in full swing at MCCC and one team is proving why they deserve to be number one.

Team 2, led by captain Travis Boggs, a sophomore criminal justice student, captured its second win of the season this past Friday, Oct. 17.

Boggs leads his team in scoring at 24.5 points per game to this point in the season.

After the game, Boggs spoke about his team’s success. He talked about the team’s chemistry, noting that most of the players have played together before.

Travis Boggs, A.J. Carpenter, Tyler Loveday, and Lucas Little, all sophomores, have been playing basketball together for nearly six years in the Dundee schools program.

They all attended Dundee High School and played all four years together in their basketball program.

Spending countless hours in the gym helped them to have a better understanding of how each other plays. They learned how to play off of each other’s strengths to put together wins.

Teammates Jacob Skaggs and Gabe Deal add their talents to the mix with a variety of options.

"Jake controls the offense, while Gabe grabs the rebounds," Boggs said.

Skaggs, a sophomore English education student, runs point guard for the team and facilitates the offense through his passing.

"We are all still fresh out of high school, playing in programs where we had to look to pass first before looking to score," Skaggs said.

A solid performance in week two by their whole team led to a win over team three and the league’s leading scorer, Bill Gill.

Gill, through two games, is scoring an impressive 35.5 points per game with double digit rebounds in both performances.

Even with another great outing for Gill, the Dundee team chemistry was too much as team two improved to 2-0 and remains the only undefeated team left in the league.