Scoring crucial to Wheaton Warrenville South's improvement next season
WHEATON — Anybody that followed the Wheaton Warrenville South boys basketball this winter witnessed the improvement the squad made throughout the season.
"I thought as a group, we made definite strides from the first game to the last game," said coach Robert Szorc. "A lot of kids got varsity experience and I am really proud of our three seniors for keeping the group together and continually working at it."
The three seniors who played their last game in an orange and black uniform are Joe Waber, Adam Rogers and Michael Kramer.
As for the group of returners, headlined by Matt Kienzle (9.1 points per game) and Keishawn Watson (5.9 ppg), building on the team's final couple of weeks is paramount. Wheaton Warrenville South picked up conference victories over Wheaton North and West Chicago down the stretch and lost by only eight to league champ Glenbard East. The Tigers then dropped a 43-33 decision in the opening round of the playoffs to Geneva, which went on to upset Hinsdale Central.
"You look at the game from the first time around (in the DVC) to the second time around, you see the improvement," Szorc said. "There were definite strides but we still have a long ways to go."
The Tigers didn't break the 50-point barrier in a game in January or February.
"We have to shoot the ball better across the board," the coach said. "That's No. 1. No. 2, from now to next Novemeber, we have to find ways to get paint points; we have to be able to score inside."
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