Work ethic: Cedarcrest boys basketball team aims for state

Nick Peden, Andrew Gutmann, back row, Austin Paxman, Chad Klingenberg, Jordan Corpus - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
Nick Peden, Andrew Gutmann, back row, Austin Paxman, Chad Klingenberg, Jordan Corpus
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

Cedarcrest senior Jordan Corpus was on board the varsity boys basketball squad when the Red Wolves made state his freshman and sophomore years, and was on the ride last year when the Red Wolves made districts.

State is the goal for 2014, and "We want to make it back," said Corpus, a strong shooter who, with fellow seniors Nick Peden, Andrew Gutmann, Austin Paxman and Chad Klingenberg, plays for the Red Wolves.

They'll go far, he says, if they continue with their strong work ethic and stay mentally focused.

Basketball is senior post Klingenberg's focus sport. He aims to move the ball and help this team, which sees a lot of chemistry among its seniors. Most of these experienced players have been on the same teams together since fifth grade.

Klingenberg says younger players are helping with their focus.

"If we seniors stay good leaders, it'll rub off on them," he added.

Coaches Mark Prince and Joe Ayers are stressing "HEART" this season: Hard work, enthusiasm, attitude, relentless pursuit and toughness.

Prince is in his third year as varsity head coach.

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Wednesday, Dec. 11

• Cedarcrest hosts Lake Washington, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13

• Cedarcrest hosts South Whidbey, 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

• Cedarcrest at Sultan, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 20

• Cedarcrest at Shorecrest, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 21

• Cedarcrest hosts Mount Si, 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

• Cedarcrest hosts Archbishop Murphy, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 10

• Cedarcrest at Granite Falls, 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

• Cedarcrest hosts Kings, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 17

• Cedarcrest at Lakewood, 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

• Cedarcrest hosts Coupeville, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24

• Cedarcrest at South Whidbey, 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

• Cedarcrest hosts Sultan, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31

• Cedarcrest at Archbishop Murphy, 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

• Cedarcrest hosts Granite Falls, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 7

• Cedarcrest at Kings, 6:45 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 10

• Cedarcrest hosts Lakewood, 6:45 p.m.


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