WESTPORT - The boys of Westport could prove to be a dark horse this basketball season as just a shadow of the team that dominated the MVAC the past two seasons.
The Eagles suffered the loss of four seniors and one junior from last year's 16-3 team, including their top two scorers: Nathan Gay and Bo McKinley.
Seniors Kevin Russell and David Quaglietta will be looked to for leadership as the only players returning. Though Russell started last year, recovery from knee surgery could limit his action early in the season.
Their success will depend heavily on a large group of newcomers. Seniors Liam Davis, Justin Floyd, William Adams, Alex Frum and Chris Golembeck, junior Cooper Sayward, and sophomores Gabe Schrauf and Ethan Markwica will all be looked to for solid minutes.
"Our goal is to improve all year and be competitive," said Eagles head coach Ike Tyler.