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Boys' Varsity Basketball
Mustangs BasketballFor the second year in a row, the 2014 Mustangs will start their 2014 season in late October, playing the Alumni during Alumni weekend. The team has sixteen additional games on schedule plus the annual end-of-season MAUC Tournament.
Let's hear it for the Mustangs!
Season stats (updated after each game):
|Season record: 4-16
Biggest victory margin: 35
Best defensive effort: 23
Most points scored: 64
Fewest points scored: 17
Closest game: 3
Union College Basketball Tournament
The annual UC Basketball Tournament took place from February 18-21, with nine academy teams from around the United States represented. A series of round-robin games were played Wednesday-Friday, with the results of these games determing the final rounds on Saturday night and Sunday.
Midland had the following games during tournament:
- Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8:45 pm - Andrews JV 41, Midland 27
- Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:00 pm - Maplewood 58, Midland 37
- Friday, Feb. 20, 3:45 pm - Midland 56, Dakota 32
- Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:00 pm - Midland 65, Dakota 34
- Saturday, Feb. 21, 10:00 pm - Andrews 50, Midland 30
All of the games will be streamed for viewing via Union's UCLive, and will be retained for a length of time if you wish to review. Scores and other updates can be reached via Union's dedicated page. Go Mustangs - and congrats to Garret Whitson for taking 2nd place in the three-point contest!
Kurtis Cowan, Head Coach: Coach K returns for year number five 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.
Luis Garcia, Assistant Coach: Coach "Wicho" Garcia returns for his eighth year as a coach for Midland. He started as Midland's assistant JV basketball coach in 2007, when our current seniors were 4th 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.
|Kurtis Cowan||Head Coach|
|Luis Garcia||Asst. Coach|