By Nick Braccia
The Charlotte Catholic men’s basketball team has been training on and off of the court preparing physically and mentally for the tough game against the Harding Rams.
Coming off of a big win of 56-44 against Berry, the boys are hoping to get their ninth win of the season against Harding. The game will be played at Charlotte Catholic tonight, December 11th, at 7:00 pm. The team has an overall record of 8-0 and is led by Coach King.
With nine returning returning players, the boys hope to challenge Providence Day School for conference the championship and advance in the playoffs.To achieve this goal, the boys have worked hard in practice and push each other everyday to make themselves better players. Many of the players stay after practice and put in extra work. When not practicing, the boys watch game film and train in the weight room.
Senior Captain Josh Brodowicz said, “Being voted captain by my teammates is a honor; it is a huge responsibility but with many seniors on the team my job as captain is much easier.” Josh is a third year returning varsity player and hopes to successfully fulfill his responsibilities on and off the court as captain.
Captain Owen Winters said, “My favorite things about playing basketball for Charlotte Catholic are winning and the camaraderie between the guys on the team. Our goal is to win every game including the state championship.” Owen is one of nine seniors and a second year returning player.
Coach Mike King said, “I am pleased with the team’s progress and hope to win every
game and go undefeated. We focus on getting better everyday and practice and I look forward to a successful season.”
The team is currently ranked five in the Boys Sweet 16 Poll and hope to continue their success deep into the playoffs. Since the team is no longer hosting the Cougars for a cure tournament, they will participate in a Christmas tournament in New York City on December 27th and 30th.