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Men’s basketball experiences growing pain

Tommy Patterson (pictured above) is one of the upperclassmen leaders on the team.

Kris Thomas

Staff Writer

When the season started for the Millersville Marauders, a 3-18 start wasn’t on their minds. The homefield advantage that coach Fred Thompson built at Pucillo for nearly two decades is slowly fading away with their 1-8 record at home. Despite all that, there’s still a small chance that the Marauders could crack the #6 seed.

It’s been a tough season for the fans and for the team. However, the captain of the team, Shawn Williams, is keeping the morale high for this young team in his new role. “We’re a young team. I’m the only Senior so there’s going to be growing pains,” Williams said. “These guys next year will be a very good team, it’s an adjustment period for these guys.”

Shawn Williams has embraced the role as the veteran presence of this team. When asked how it feels being the only Senior on the team, Williams answered with much optimism. “It actually feels like I’m helping this team improve, whereas before I was just a player,” Williams stated. “The advice I feel I’m giving with help along the way into becoming better players.”

With five games left in the season Williams and the rest of his team look to end the season on a high note as they head on the road to take on Shippensburg this Wednesday.

Tommy Patterson (pictured above) is one of the upperclassmen leaders on the team.
Tommy Patterson (pictured above) is one of the upperclassmen leaders on the team.