#1 Ranked Men’s Basketball Pushes Towards Playoffs

Head Coach Mike Trautman talks to his team in the huddle prior to EvCC's game against Peninsula.

Head Coach Mike Trautman talks to his team in the huddle prior to EvCC's game against Peninsula.

John Yeager

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Head Coach Mike Trautman talks to his team in the huddle prior to EvCC's game against Peninsula.

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The EvCC Men’s Basketball team looks to continue their NWAC dominance with their powerful family oriented style of play. The team is currently first in the NWAC north standings, with a league play record of 8-1.

Reporters can talk about each individual’s level of play as much as they want, but the factor that wins games is how well the team plays together. The level of team comradery that surrounds EvCC’s men’s basketball squad is a direct correlation to the overall 20-4 record they illustrate at this point in the season.

Getting to this point, Everett had a few hard fought battles. An 82-79 win against Bellevue on Jan 17, and a 117-100 win vs Edmonds on Jan. 20 helped maintain their number one spot in NWAC north.

The team is tearing up the NWAC and they’re having a blast doing it, not only because of the wins, but because each and every player walks on the court with the same passion, grit and dexterity as the next guy.

“What we do in games is what we do in practice. We just work together, on and off the court,” said Gio Jackson, EvCC’s sophomore point guard.

“We all trust each other and we know what we can do,” added Tori Odom, EvCC freshman guard.

The remainder of the season includes games against Whatcom and Edmonds, teams that make up the middle of the NWAC north standings with Bellevue and Peninsula being in second and third place behind the Trojans.

Now being the number one team in all of NWAC, the Trojans are closely followed by Portland and North Idaho in the NWAC coaches poll. Everett will be facing stiff competition in the coming weeks seeking to dethrone the Trojan boys.

The Trojans’ next home game is Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7:00 P.M. at Bellevue. The game will be held on Bellevue’s campus.

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#1 Ranked Men’s Basketball Pushes Towards Playoffs