SCHROON LAKE - With all 10 of his players returning from a year ago, Coach Paul Mieras has a modest goal for his Mountainside Christian Academy boys basketball team.
"We want to go undefeated in the 2009-10 season," he said.
The Vikings just might do it. They were 8-13 last season and have more experience than any team they'll face this winter.
Kevin Fortier returns at center along with Uriah Harvey.
A year ago Fortier led the team in scoring with 12.8 points a game was was second in rebounding with 4.9 caroms a contest. Harvey led the club in rebounding with 6.5 a game.
John Anduyrk, Duncan Sabatini, Joe Wilson, Brandon Mieras and Daniel Fullum return to the Mountainside back court.
Anduyrk topped MCS in assists, 4.7, and steals, 2.3, a game last season.
Carl Sabatini, Jake Joseph and Shin Onogi return at forward.
"We have all our students returning, so we're looking forward to a very good season," Coach Mieras said. "Our goal is to win our tourney in Ross Corners, near Binghamton, in early December - and go undefeated in the 2009-10 season."
Dec. 1...Champlain Valley
Dec. 4...at Hudson Valley
Dec. 10-12...Ross Corners
Jan. 5...at Oakwood
Jan. 7...Redemption CA
Jan. 8...Hudson Valley
Jan. 11...at Hoosac Academyc
Jan. 15...Trinity Baptist
Jan. 16...Trinity Baptist
Jan. 19...Champlain Valley
Jan. 22...Latham CA
Jan. 26...at Kings School
Feb. 1...at Grace
Feb. 8...at Redemption CA