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Boys Varsity Basketball 2017-2018

The Mustangs started their 2017/2018 season with several warm-up games in November and December, with the season cranking up for good after winter break. The team had 13 games on schedule plus several tournaments, including the annual end-of-season MAUC Tournament at Union College.

Let's hear it for the Mustangs!

Season stats (updated after each game):

Season record: 11-13
Biggest victory margin: 55
Best defensive effort: 25
Most points scored:  80
Fewest points scored: 19
Closest game: 1

Coach Biographies 

Kurtis Cowan, Head Coach: Coach K returns for year number seven 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.

Tanner Finnegan, Assistant Coach: Coach Finnegan returns as assistant coach for his third seasion, as well as coaching the MS Boys team. He is a Midland graduate (class of 2014), a thirteen-year senior, and played Mustang basketball since sixth grade. (think he doesn't bleed Midland red?) Tanner is a senior at Avila University School of Business. His goal is to help our varsity guys be as successful as they can be while learning as much as he can from one of his role models, Coach K. 

Team Roster

# Name Position Class
 2 Gabriel Correa  PG, SG  Sophomore
 3 Mark Bacon  SF  Junior
 5 Bryan Flores    Freshmen
 12 Jaden Gibson    Freshman
 15 Joey Ikner III    Freshman
 24 Baszuj Birwiid  G, SG  Senior
 31 Joseph O'Kello    Freshman
 32 Naden Norwood  F  Junior
 33 Bomi Kilanko  F  Junior
 34 Dylan Hircock    Freshman
 35 Michale Henry    Sophomore
 45 Justin Owolabi    Freshman
 53 Justin Anderson  G  Junior
  Kurtis Cowan Head Coach  
  Tanner Finnegan Asst. Coach MAA alum 2014
  Matt Atkinson Asst. Coach MAA alum 2014
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