MAIZE, Kan.—The Maize High School boys basketball team will open its season at home Nov. 30, and the Eagles will look much different than last year.
Maize has a new head coach and no returning starters. After Mike Darrah led the Eagles for the past two seasons, Chris Davis has taken the helm. Davis previously coached at Wichita South High School.
“We are young,” said Davis. “However, we do have some kids that have varsity experience.”
Maize went 6-15 last season, concluding the year with a loss to Wichita North in the Class 6A sub-state final. J.C. Sturgeon was named to the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League’s first team in Division I, and Ryan McBroom earned all-league honorable mention. Both boys have graduated.
“We feel that we have very coachable kids and we are all looking forward to getting our season under way,” said Davis.
The Eagles’ 2012 opener will be Friday, Nov. 30, when Emporia will visit. The Spartans finished last season 15-7 with a loss to Topeka Highland Park in the Class 5A sub-state final.
Maize participated in the McPherson tournament last year, falling to the home team 67-43 in the first round. The Eagles are slated to return to McPherson for tournament play in January.