MAHOPAC, N.Y.-After opening last season in the finals of its own Mahopac tournament, where it mounted a tight but losing effort against Yorktown for the championship, the Indians showcased a promising outlook.
But things went downhill from there and Mahopac’s boys basketball team struggled through a forgettable 3-17 campaign and didn’t qualify for the Class AA sectionals.
It’s a new season, however, and the Indians believe they can turn the ship around under third-year coach Matt Simone.
“A goal this year is to compete in every single game we are in,” Simone said. “We will not overlook a single opponent and we hope to compete every single game and every single possession. After a 3-17 season last year, we are hoping to get back into the playoffs in addition to competing for a league title.”
Six-foot-5 senior center Ryan Dugan, who is coming off an all-section football season at quarterback, will lead the Indians in the paint and is a team captain.