Speed, youth and good attitudes

The floor at the Concordia gymnasium has been polished and the 2001-2002 edition of the men’s basketball team is ready to tip off.
Coached by experienced instructors John Dore and Ernie Rosa, this team will be ready for anything that might stand in their path.
Last season was a tough one for the Stingers. Having started the year out strong with a record of 4-1, “a loss which could have been easily avoided,” said veteran guard Gavin Musgrave, the team quickly lost momentum after Christmas break.
Suffering from many injuries early in 2001, the team tried to bounce back but ended the season with a record of 12-10.
In the playoffs, the Stingers faced the Laval Rouge et Or in the semi-finals, to whom they lost.
“We were in and out of the Canadian top ten last season,” head coach John Dore said. “We were doing rather well until we lost Armel Kitieu to a knee injury, and then we could not find another rebounder to replace him, so that hurt the team a lot,” he said.
The team lost a few key players from last season.
For instance, Real Kitieu graduated and now plays basketball in Europe and Wayne Alexander, slated to be team captain this season, has move to Toronto.
Despite the loss of these two players, the Stingers have plenty to boast about with fantastic additions to their roster.
Rastko Popovic, a graduate of Coll

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