Capital Hoops Classic

“That’s why you come here. You want to be able to play against the number-one team in the country, you want to play in an environment like this in front of 10,000 people.” —Brandon Robinson, Gee-Gees fifth-year guard.

“We’ve got a young team, so we’ve really got to hold it down in the first quarter, and if we can come out of that alive we have a shot.” — James Derouin, Gee-Gees head men’s basketball coach on the upcoming game vs. Carleton.

Every varsity athlete dreams of making it to the big time. But, as Sports Editor Spencer Murdock finds out, that goal isn’t always realistic.

“Our best kids were not our best kids at the half, and we put a little on the line at halftime,” said head coach Andy Sparks. “We really talked about accountability, and how players have to step up in this situation, and I really thought in the second half they did.”

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