With the calendar flipping to November, a new season for the CHS basketball team approaches. The Bears are coming off a 2021-2022 season that saw a lot of change. First, 1996 graduate Derrick Jones returned to his alma mater as head coach after a successful stint at Port Allen High School. Also, there was an injection of youth within the team as three freshmen saw the floor along with several other key contributors lacking Varsity experience. The team overcame these obstacles by posting a 21-13 record and a quarterfinal playoff appearance.
Going into 2022-23 the Bears begin with significant experience and high aspirations. Senior Dennis Hebert and Sophomore Tate McCurry return as the team’s leading scorers. Both averaged double digits a year ago and look to put pressure on opposing defenses. Seniors Connor Green, Stan Levy, Will Sterling, and Brooks Emonet bring back an array of skills and loads of experience playing in close games that will help propel the team toward their lofty goals. Juniors Dylan Gifford, Aiden Acosta, and Jake Leslie as well as Sophomores Brady Broussard, Sam Levy, Matthew Trahan, and Jacob Bradford will provide toughness, depth, and skill to this loaded roster. Finally, talented Sophomore Nico Jones will return to lineup mid-season after suffering a knee injury last spring.
“I’m very excited to watch our guys play this season,” said head coach Derrick Jones. “They’ve done everything the coaches have asked of them, and I believe this team can be very successful.”
The Basketball Bears open their season Saturday, November 19 against G.W. Carver at Zachary High School. Tip off is set for 3 p.m. The first home game is on November 22 against Ponchatoula with tip off at 7:15 p.m.
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