Basketball looking to be special

The Caps are looking to make some noise this season. With a hungry and experienced team that wants to win, this team has the chance to be great.

The Caps finished last season with a 20-7 record. The Caps fell short of a state championship with a loss to Clayton in the East region quarterfinals. With early season hopes, the Caps are looking to bounce back.

“I want to be Cap 8 regular season and tournament champions,” senior, Roy McMillian, said. 

I want to be Cap 8 regular season and tournament champions

— Roy McMillian

But this year’s team isn’t settling for just a Cap 8 championship. They want a ring.

“We have an endless amount of talent, and if we can play well together we can do something special. I hope to win a state championship,” sophomore Jack Hemphill said .

Head coach Jeff Ferrell is in his 18th season as Broughton varsity men’s basketball coach. It’s early into this year’s season but he already likes this year’s team.

“I am excited to see how much all of the players seem to look after each other. I also like to see how they enjoy each other on and off could happen with such an experienced and talented group when they are as unselfish as they are and care more about the team as a whole versus their own personal gain. It is going to be an exciting year,” Coach Evan Dermott said .

“I am excited for the Millbrook home game. Really any Cap 8 game is something to look forward to,” Hemphill said.

The Capitals opened conference play December 12 against Wake Forest. Something else too look forward to, is the High School OT tournament this December. Broughton will host the tournament for the 18th time this winter.

“The High School OT tournament is always exciting,” Ferrell said.

The Caps are ready to accomplish their goals of regular season Cap 8 champs, Cap 8 tournament champions and state champs.

The Caps are off to a strong 6-0 start with wins against non-conference foes Apex, Athens Drive, Hayesville, Green Hope, Lee County, and Southern.

The Capitals will return back home next Tuesday , December 16 at 7 pm against conference rival Leesville road.

This year the Caps have a lot of experience, with nine seniors on the roster. Senior guards Jerome Robinson and Brooks Palmer look to handle the ball in the front court. Seniors Roy McMillan, Austin Burnette, and Alex Lai look to play down low.

“This year I really like our size. As a senior I would love to win a state championship and also make bonds with my teammates that will never be broken,” Robinson said.

The coaching staff believes that this year’s team experience can carry this team far. “Our experience is beneficial because we have a lot of guys who played a lot of minutes for us last year and are used to the faster pace of the varsity game. It’s also beneficial because these guys know each other and know how the others play, so we have a lot of chemistry coming into the season. I am excited to see what could happen.