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Carroll Sports in Review '15-'16 Boys Basketball

Feb 23, 2016 08:46AM ● Published by Dia

Dragon Boys Basketball
About the Team

The Carroll Dragon Boys Basketball team enters this year trying to achieve new heights. After missing the postseason in 2015, head coach Eric McDade is looking to lead his team to the playoffs. Having lost two of their top three scorers from last year’s team, the Dragons haven’t had much trouble rebuilding as they currently sit in second place in district 7-6A behind district foe Coppell. Leading the way is 6’-6” Senior Joey McCormick, who is tops on the team in both scoring (12.6) ppg and rebounding (5.6) rpg. He’s a shot-blocking force in the middle on defense while shooting 44 percent from the field. After missing the first eight games of the season due to his football responsibilities, 6’-5” forward Lil’ Jordan Humphrey has quickly returned to form for McDade’s ball club. The senior has added a much-needed scoring punch and is currently second on the team in points per game (8.0), while corralling almost five rebounds per game. Point guard Cooper Osburn has picked up right where he left off in 2015, leading the Dragons in assists once again at 3.0 per game, while shooting 34 percent from behind the three-point line. 

Season Update 

The Southlake Carroll boys basketball team has had an up and down year as they   enter the second half of the 2015-16 season with a (11-11) record. With a few key players missing early season action, the team has been able to stay afloat thanks to some senior leadership. With a 4-2 conference record, they are currently second in behind Coppell (6-0). After losing three in a row at the Whataburger Classic, including a three-point overtime loss to No. 12 team in the state Klein Forest, McDade’s squad has rebounded tremendously, winning three of their first five district games. With a (3-2) record in district with seven games left in the regular season, the Dragons only sit two games behind first place Coppell, who defeated the Dragons by only one point in their meeting earlier in district play. Led by senior Joey McCormick, who’s averaging 15.3 ppg through five district matchups, look for the mentally tough Dragons to continue their strong push towards postseason play.

Quote: 

“I think so far we’ve got a great group of guys with great chemistry, we’ve played well defensively, and we have been able to string a few games together. I’m definitely enjoying watching this group grow.”

Eric McDade

 

Roster

1          Matt Landers                 G         Sr.

2          Lil' Jordan Humphrey    F          Sr.

3          Cooper Osburn             G         Sr.

4          Stephen Blomstrom      G         So.

10        Tyson Smiter                 G         Sr.

20        Blake Bischler               G         Jr.

21        Sam Bourcy                  G         Jr.

22        Austin Smith                  F          Sr.

24        Jacob Gordon               G         Sr.

32        Frank Pollack                 F          Sr.

33        Joey McCormick           F          Sr.

35        Kyle Krause                   F          Sr.

44        Jack McBride               F          So.

 

 

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