Revamped Rustlers ready for the real deal
Lloydminister Meridian Booster
October 10, 2008
Both Rustlers basketball teams will be in action this weekend with new coaches at the helm and new faces on the floor as they open up their regular seasons in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the Lady Rustlers these days, thanks in part to their 3-2 record in the preseason and the strong play from their veterans and recruits.
“A lot of people underrated us heading into the preseason and we only lost to the top two teams in the conference, and all the other teams got blown out by them,” coach Chris King, who is taking over his first college team. “Even though we have a young team and a lot of new girls I think playoffs are a goal that we should be able to reach this year.”
The Lady Rustlers will open their regular season against the Grande Prairie Wolves.
“I expect an up-tempo game, they push the ball really well,” said King. “They lost their inside players this year so we’re looking to take advantage of them inside a little bit, but that being said they’re still really aggressive crashing the boards.”
Both Rustlers teams will have their season openers with Wolves tonight at the Lakeland College gymnasium, with the women tipping off at 6 p.m. and the men going at 8 p.m. They will take to the court at Lakeland College again tomorrow, with the woman going at 1 p.m. and the men’s game taking place afterwards.