South Kitsap Boys Basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Head coach: Brian Cox (first season)

2018-2019 record: 11-12 (8-8 SPSL)

Key players: Kyler Kelso, sr., F; Gavin Morkert, sr., F; Eli Mackie, sr., G; Brayden Segerman, sr., F; John Walters, sr., G; Sam Canton, jr., G; Jack Kees, sr., F.

Outlook: The Wolves return a large portion of last year’s playoff team and should continue to be strong defensively. The offense has plenty of playmakers and a point guard in Mackie ready to bring a little more speed and athleticism than in years past, but they also should be difficult to guard in the half-court with their three big men — Kelso, Morkert and Segerman — creating mismatches.

Schedule: Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Curtis | Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m., Olympia | Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at Emerald Ridge | Dec. 12, 7:15 p.m. at Stanwood | Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Bellarmine | Dec. 19, 7 p.m. at Graham-Kapowsin | Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Black Hills | Dec. 27-28, Mountlake Terrace Holiday Tournament | Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Sumner | Jan. 7, 7 p.m. at Rogers | Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Puyallup | Jan. 11, 7 p.m. at Olympia | Jan. 15, 7 p.m. at Curtis | Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Emerald Ridge | Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at Bellarmine | Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Graham-Kapowsin | Jan. 31, 7 p.m. at Sumner | Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Rogers | Feb. 6, 7 p.m. at Puyallup.

Senior forward Gavin Morkert will be one of the key players for South Kitsap this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Senior forward Gavin Morkert will be one of the key players for South Kitsap this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

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