McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

November 22, 2012

Buffs boys’ hoops prepare for the unknown

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Stop by a McAlester boys’ basketball practice and you’ll see a lot of new faces.

All those seniors who helped last year’s Buffs go 14-9 and win their conference? Graduated — and that includes all of last year’s starting five.

The 2012-13 Buffaloes won’t have the same veteran presence that last year’s team did. But as coach Jerry McCormick said Tuesday, what his team might lack in experience, it makes up for in heart.

“They’re great kids that work hard every day,” McCormick said. “I know that as the season goes on, we’re going to continue to get better.”

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