Senior experience fills Tigers' roster
With a roster full of seniors, the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta boys' basketball team brings a lot of experience to the court.
There are 11 seniors on the team. Alex Erickson, Mac Kampmeier, and Eric Riley started quite a few games last season. Seniors Dan Tiernan, Travis Rinkenberger, Cole Riley, Cody Cannon, Tyler Roske, and Ethan Bruer also saw varsity play. Forrest Thielke and Sebastian Sprouse round out the seniors on this season's squad.
With so many seniors, Torgerson said it is challenging to find playing time for everyone.
"It's a good problem to have," he added.
The Tigers lost four all-conference players to graduation and Torgerson will be looking to fill those roles. This season's team doesn't have the same height, but features more perimeter players.
"The big question mark is scoring," he explained. "Where are we going to get our points from?"
Like the season opener, it may be a season in which the points come from a variety of players.
"It may be someone different leading the team every night," said Torgerson.
On the defensive side, Torgerson would like to apply more full-court pressure this season. He plans to experiment in December while the players work on developing the perfect chemistry.
Most of the early-season games are on the road.
"It's quite a road trip," said Torgerson. "We'll get battle tested." The team does not return to the home court until the new year.
Helping Torgerson again this season is assistant coach Jerry Witt. New to the program is ninth grade coach Matt Fragodt. Lonnie Anderson returns as a volunteer.