The Waterloo boys basketball team looks to continue to improve under 2nd year head coach Trevor Deppe. The Pirates went 7-16 and finished 6th in the always competitive Capitol South during Deppe’s maiden voyage last season.
“Last season we had some competitive games with some of these teams that we felt we were really in and had opportunities to win some of those games.” Deppe told DailyDodge.com. “Now this year we’ve got to do a better job of closing out those games and getting a couple of wins, but its going to be tough. There are some very good basketball players and some very good basketball teams in the Capitol South.”
The Pirates return three starters off of last year’s squad. Junior Eugene Wolff is Waterloo’s top returning scorer from a year ago at (8ppg), while seniors Blake Huebner (7ppg) and Brody Tschanz (4ppg) return as does Caleb Hager (6ppg). Coach Deppe adds that juniors Landon Wollin and Ian Ritter have both filled their roles nicely moving up from the JV.
“One of the things we try to do is push up the tempo a little bit and look for some easy ones. If we don’t have that opportunity, we don’t have a problem pulling it out and running a good offensive set, reversing the basketball a few times and getting a good shot.” Coach Trevor Deppe said. “Defensively, we are solid, obviously we don’t have a lot of size, but we are working on team defense and working on helping out those guys down low a little bit.”
Mark Miller’s Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook picks the Pirates to finish 5th in the Capitol South this season.
Waterloo is off to a 1-1 start this season, dropping their opener to Pardeeville 48-44 and then pickup up a 54-38 win over Johnson Creek on Monday night. Through a pair of game this year, Wolff is off to a great start, averaging 21 points per contest.
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