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2013-14 Eckerd Tritons basketball preview

Eckerd College

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Coach: Tom Ryan (335-166, 18th season at Eckerd)

Last season: 20-8 (11-5 Sunshine State Conference)

Notable: With the graduation of Darrien Mack (18.4 ppg), senior guard Alex Bodney (12.6 ppg) will try to pick up the scoring slack. The Tritons have only three seniors returning from last year's Division II region tournament team. Returners with significant playing time last season include sophomore G/F Jerrick Stevenson, junior F Malcolm Brunner Jr. and sophomore E.J. Moody.

ROSTER

No. Player Ht Pos Yr

10 Shane Phillips 6-3 G Fr.

11 Josh Snodgrass 6-5 G Sr.

12 Alex Bodney 6-2 G Sr.

15 Matt Beneduci 6-2 G Fr.

20 Kendall Roberts 6-3 G So.

21 E.J. Moody 6-3 G So.

22 Malcolm Brunner Jr. 6-6 F Jr.

23 Jerrick Stevenson 6-5 G/F Jr.

24 Altavious Carter 6-5 F Jr.

30 Max Gouveia 5-11 G Fr.

32 Brian Cobb 6-6 F/C So.

33 Junior McLeod 6-6 F Sr.

40 Ray Darnell 6-6 F So.

42 Nemo Rmus 6-5 C/F Jr.

Schedule: Saturday — Arkansas Monticello (Gulf South Challenge), 5:30; Sunday — Delta State (Gulf South Challenge), 4; Nov. 16 — American International College, 7:30; Nov. 18 — at Florida Gulf Coast (exhibition), 7; Nov. 26 — Franklin College, 7:30; 29 — Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 7:30; Nov. 30 — Armstrong Atlantic State, 7:30; Dec. 7 — at Palm Beach Atlantic, 2; Dec. 16 — Dominican College, 7:30; Dec. 18 — Tuskegee, 7:30; Dec. 21 — Pfeiffer University (U of Tampa Challenge), 2; Dec. 22 — Miles College (U of Tampa Challenge), 2; Jan. 4 — Nova Southeastern, 4; Jan. 8 — at Florida Southern, 7:30; Jan. 11 — at Rollins College, 4; Jan. 15 — Tampa, 7:30; Jan. 18 — Barry, 4; Jan. 22 — at Saint Leo, 7:30; Jan. 25 — at Florida Tech, 4; Jan. 29 — Lynn, 7:30; Feb. 1 — Palm Beach Atlantic, 4; Feb. 5 — Nova Southeastern, 7:30; Feb. 8 — Rollins, 4; Feb. 12 — Florida Southern, 7:30; Feb. 15 — at Barry, 4; Feb. 19 — at Tampa, 7:30; Feb. 22 — Florida Tech, 4; Feb. 26 — Saint Leo, 7:30; March 1 — at Lynn, 4; March 6-10 — Sunshine State Conference tournament, Kissimmee

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Coach: Paul Honsinger (95-96, eighth season)

Last season: 14-12 (9-7 Sunshine State Conference)

Notable: The Tritons have already played an exhibition game at Kentucky and lost 83-35. But Eckerd doesn't play in the SEC. In the SSC, Eckerd has been improving. Top scorers Krystal Charles and Annie Armstrong graduated. Seniors Liga Vente (9.9 ppg), Amy Bucilla and Kristiana Stauere will be counted on to lead this season.

Roster

No. Name Ht Pos Yr.

4 Sarah Ammons 5-10 G Fr.

10 Kayla Bowlin 5-5 G Jr.

11 Kristiana Stauere 6-4 C Sr.

12 Rachel Temple 5-6 G So.

13 Kaitlin Jackson 5-8 G So.

14 Amy Bucilla 5-11 G Sr.

15 Rana Thomas 5-9 G Jr.

21 Liga Vente 6-3 F Sr.

22 Victoria Vine 5-8 G Fr.

32 Ivana Grbic 5-11 G Jr.

Schedule: Monday — Webber International (at Saint Leo), 6; Nov. 15 — Saint Augustine's (N.C.) University (at Saint Leo), noon; Nov. 20 — at Palm Beach Atlantic, 5; Nov. 23 — Flagler College, 2; Nov. 26 — Valdosta State, 5:30; Nov. 29 — Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 3; Nov. 30 — Ohio Dominican, 3; Dec. 7 — at Warner University, 2; Dec. 21 — Armstrong Atlantic State, 3; Jan. 4 — Nova Southeastern University, 2; Jan. 8 — at Florida Southern, 5:30; Jan. 11 — at Rollins, 2; Jan. 15 — Tampa, 5:30; Jan. 18 — Barry, 2; Jan. 22 — at Saint Leo, 5:30; Jan. 25 — Florida Tech (at Eastern Florida State College), 5:30; Jan. 29 — Lynn, 5:30; Feb. 1 — Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2; Feb. 5 — at Nova Southeastern, 5:30; Feb. 8 — Rollins, 2; Feb. 12 — Florida Southern, 5:30; Feb. 15 — at Barry, 2; Feb. 19 — at Tampa, 5:30; Feb. 22 — Florida Tech, 2; Feb. 26 — Saint Leo, 5:30; March 1 — at Lynn, 2

Rodney Page, Times staff writer

2013-14 Eckerd Tritons basketball preview 11/04/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 4, 2013 8:56pm]
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