The varsity boys’ basketball team at Lapeer West High School is getting some well-deserved attention after its 5-2 start this season. One of those two losses came against Fenton in a competitive game against one of the top teams in Mid-Michigan. According to a recent story in the Flint Journal that quotes seniors Cullen Turczyn and Zeshawn Jones-Parker, the team is excelling largely because of its experience.
“We’ve got more basketball experience on this team than we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Turczyn said as a practice was wrapping up at Lapeer West High School. “We’re not the most athletic team, but our experience playing basketball and our knowledge of the game makes up for that. We’ve got three seniors coming back and we’ve got a good group of juniors that allow us to go pretty deep off our bench, so that’s helped us out to get some wins early on.”
The Panthers have a pair of huge road games coming up this week: Tuesday at Holly and Friday at Ortonville-Brandon.