Nick Lozanovski is a team manager for the Orchard Park boys basketball team. He has blogged throughout the season to provide an inside look at the team. This is his third and final installment.
Our basketball season came to a sad end in the playoffs as we suffered a 79-37 defeat at the hands of the Lockport Lions. We didn’t play our best, but all respect goes to Lockport for getting the ‘W’. Senior Trey Cimorelli was given a standing ovation as he came to the bench for the final time – a true moment of respect.
As a team we showed improvement in certain areas, but just couldn’t put it all together. In a teary-eyed post-game talk, Coach Rumshick expressed his true love for this team and the game as a whole. Coach did all he could, but it just wasn’t meant to be this season for us. He called us one of the “youngest teams in Orchard Park history.” The team consisted of three seniors and five underclassmen (sophomores and freshmen). That is astonishingly young for an AA varsity team.
Looking toward next season, this team looks to get better. We plan on getting in good, hard work in the off-season and blossoming into a better squad.
I want to make a personal thank you to all involved with the team this year for making me feel just as included as the players. It meant a lot to me and I was glad to be a part of this team all season long.