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Friday, March 25, 2005

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CCHS boys winter sports:
Basketball team has a building season

Eric Zuk starts the season as forward.

The 2005 season was a successful building year for the Concord-Carlisle basketball program. Starting the year with a promising 2-1 record, C-C's young varsity team struggled, losing six straight games by less than 10 points. However, the Patriots quickly pulled themselves together and managed to defeat Newton South, something which C-C has not been able to do for over five years.

Concord-Carlisle's record of 5 — 15 doesn't show all of the progress that this team made this year. Starting the season with only two seniors, Jeff Nolet and David Button, the Patriots were a young team. When halfway through the season Nolet's nose was broken while taking a charge, C-C's challenge increased.

Because of the lack of seniors, many underclassmen played varsity this year. Carlisle's own Eric Zuk started many games as a forward. Carlisle freshman Matt Cheever started games at center. Many people got in the rotation, with a starting five that changed from game to game.

The Patriots' rivals, Acton-Boxborough, beat C-C twice this season to become the number two team in the state. But C-C didn't give up easily, losing one of the games by only six points. Because of accomplishments like this, hopes are high for C-C next year, with the return of All-Leaguer Josh Lee and a much more experienced and older Patriots team.


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