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Archive - 2013 Season
Updated: Nov 16, 2014

Mustangs Basketball

In an unusual twist, the 2013 MAUC Champion Mustangs will start their 2013 season in late October, playing the Alumni during Alumni weekend. The team has fifteen additional games on schedule, an early-season tournament at Ozark, plus the annual end-of-season MAUC Tournament. 

Let's hear it for the Mustangs!

Season stats (updated after each game):
Season record: 14-11
Biggest victory margin: 29
Best defensive effort: 26
Most points scored:  75
Fewest points scored: 28
Closest game: 1

Senior Night - Basketball

Midland celebrated Senior night for our varsity basketball teams in February 9 ceremonies prior to games vs Sunnydale Academy. For Guys Varsity, Coach K recognized Tanner Finnegan, Brett Trana, Brennan Nelson, and Andrew Red for their many contributions to the team. He also noted that Tanner and Brett have been starters since their Freshman year, with Brett starting every game during his high school career. For more pictures from Senior night, check our photo gallery.

UC Basketball Tournament

Midland's Guys varsity team completed another Union College tournament in February, and once again made the semifinals. For pics (thanks to Karen Whitson), click here.

Contest Awards: Brett Trana (3rd place Free Throw), Coach K (first place in Coach 3pt) 
First team awards: Tanner Finnegan, Brett Trana
Second team awards: Brennan Nelson

2/23 - Maplewood 57, Mustangs 45
2/22 - Mustangs 54, Battle Creek 27
2/21 - Campion 48, Mustangs 29
2/20 - Mustangs 53, Sunnydale 52 (Trana at the buzzer!)
2/20 - College View 43, Mustangs 28
2/19 - Mustangs 53, Maplewood 52

Coach Biographies

Coach Kurtis CowanKurtis Cowan, Head Coach: Coach K returns for his fourth year as Men’s Varsity Basketball Coach. His goal is to stress the importance of kindness, respect, diligence, and perseverance. As these traits are portrayed on the basketball court, he hopes that the students do not just become good athletes, but that they become men. If these traits can be characterized in the midst of a competitive atmosphere, they will carry over into real life. Coach K is excited about the new season and looks forward to working with each player. Off the court, Dr. Cowan practices as a Physical Therapist in the Kansas City area.

Coach Luis GarciaLuis Garcia, Assistant Coach: Coach "Wicho" Garcia returns for his sixth year as a coach for Midland. He started as Midland's assistant JV basketball coach in 2007, when our current seniors were 6th graders. While Coach Cowan was in India during the 2009-2010 basketball season, Coach Garcia ably filled the head coaching role.
   While attending Sunnydale Adventist Academy, he was a member of the Spartans basketball team during his senior year. It was also at this time that he met not only Coach Cowan, but Coach's little sister, Kristin. Romance followed, and they were married in 2005. Kristin attends just about every Midland games, and can be found running the camera, recording stats, or whatever else needs to be taken care of.
   Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Coach Carcia attended Cedarvale Jr. Academy and then went to Sunnydale Adventist Academy for 11th and 12th grade. 
Player/Stats: Nakhi Norwood, Samuel Resz
Manager: Benjamiin Archibeque
Video: Michael Davison
Team Roster
# Name Position Class
 1 Sam Resz   Freshman
 3 Tanner Finnegan   Senior
 5 Andrew Reed   Senior
10 Brennan Nelson   Senior
12 Brett Trana   Senior
20 Dillon Haward   Junior
21 Brycen Nelson   Freshman
24 Nakhi Norwood   Sophomore
33 Mikaal Ellis   Junior
35 Jeremy Janke   Junior
55 Garret Whitson   Junior
  Kurtis Cowan Head Coach  
  Luis Garcia Asst. Coach