Men’s basketball gets a breath of fresh air

By Chris Thuma – Horizon Staff Reporter

The beginning of a new season and a fresh start. That’s what the Hesston College Larks men’s basketball team hopes can propel them to a successful second half.

Freshman Darrion Martin
Freshman Darrion Martin

And so far so good. The Larks are now 2-0 with wins over Rhema Bible (Broken Arrow, Okla.) and Tabor College JV (Hillsboro, Kan.) to up their record to 4-13.

“We are playing more as a team now and I think going home and regrouping ourselves was a good thing for all of us,” said Freshman Guard Myles Cardenas.

With the new season beginning the Larks added one player to their roster  freshman guard Malcom Mann. The Larks also return sophomore guard Eyan Roth who was sidelined in the fall due to injury. Both have contributed big in their first two games of the year.  Both Roth and Mann are averaging 31 points per game combined with Roth averaging a team high 8.5 rebounds per game.

“Both offensively and defensively our team is better with those two guys healthy and we hope to be better in the second half of the season,” said sophomore guard Ryan Schilling.

Cardenas’ hopes are high for the remaining season.

“By the end of the season I expect that we should be in the top 3 for our region,” he said.

The Larks will travel to Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) on Wednesday and will host Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, Kan.) on Saturday.

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