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St Peter's Hopes To Continue Winning Ways

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 11/19/2013

After suffering through some of the toughest season's in program history, Mansfield St. Peter's turned things around in 2012-'13. The Spartans put together a solid 16-8 campaign, which included a 9- game winning streak and a postseason victory.

St Peter's also had six senior's to lead the charge, most of which were two-year starters. This season the inexperienced Spartans will be looking to build on last year's success, on the shoulder's of their returning veterans.

St Peter's head coach Pat Durham says the team returns just one starter in senior Joseph Rall, who was the primary inside presence for the Spartan's the last couple of season's, but has expanded his game to the perimeter to make way for the emerging Cole Phillips. Entering his junior season, Phillips has sprouted up to 6' 9" and Durham says "obviously we're gonna try to feature him inside a little more."

Phillips played around 18 minutes per game last season, but increased his stamina and foot work over the offseason and should see significantly more action this year. The big center says that he will try to take advantage of his size in the middle because there's "not many teams in the area with the height that [they] have" and believes, like Rall, that if the young talent around them can mature that it can be a great year for them.

The team is also excited about entering their first season in the reconstructed Mid-Buckeye Conference, after being an Independent for a number of years. The Spartans will open on the road at South Central November 29, then return home for their conference opener against Lucas on December 6.

   
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