Central Kitsap boys basketball | Winter Sports Preview

A young, but gritty team looks to make the postseason.

Central Kitsap Boys Basketball

Head coach: Scott McMinds

2016-17 record: 12-12

Returning players: Dylan McConnell, center/forward, senior; Zion Archer, guard, senior; Elijah McGee, guard, junior; Austin McMinds, guard/forward junior; Dominic Telemaque, forward, senior; Ja’Quirious Conley, guard, sophomore; Fritz Humm, forward, junior.

Key Newcomers: Colby White, point guard, sophomore; Greyson McCormick, guard, junior; Owen Davies, guard, junior; Thomas Madden, forward, junior; Seth Tower, center/forward, sophomore; Andrew Zetty, center/forward junior.

Outlook: The Cougars are a relatively young team with only two seniors on the roster, but they have the size and athleticism to compete. The South Sound Conference will be tough this year, so the team will have to come together quickly if it wants a shot at a playoff berth.

Schedule: Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at Stadium | Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Yelm | Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Gig Harbor | Dec. 13, 7 p.m. at North Thurston | Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Shelton | Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Kingston | Dec. 22, 7 p.m., Olympic | Dec. 29, 5:15 p.m., at Shorewood | Jan. 3, 7 p.m. at Capital | Jan. 5, 7 p.m., at Peninsula | Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Timberline | Jan. 12, 7 p.m. at Yelm | Jan. 17, 7 p.m. at Gig Harbor | Jan. 19, 7 p.m., North Thurston | Jan. 24, 7 p.m. at Shelton | Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Capital | Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Peninsula | Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at Timberline.

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