November NPHS Basketball Newsletter
Blue Collar Basketball
North Paulding Basketball High School Hoops
Next Contest Tuesday at Excel Christian
2015-2016 Blue Collar Basketball Season Preview
The 2015-2016 season is fast approaching. The Wolfpack look to capitalize on their success in the 2014-2015 season. In 2014-2015 The Pack posted their second straight year in the double-digit win category. The Wolfpack competed and had successes in their first year among the 6A ranks. The Wolfpack ended their season at the hands of a buzzer beater three-pointer in the region tournament against Marietta. This loss has marked a tremendous off-season for the pack and ignited a passion to “finish” in this year’s campaign. This year the Wolfpack will lose their All-time leading scorer Dillon Autenrieth who leaves school early to go play Football at North Carolina State University. Dillon has meant a lot to the program over the years on and off the court, but opportunities will be now available for others to step in and fill his role this season. Dillon averaged 14 points per game and 6 rebounds per game last season in his junior year. This year Juniors Ethan Reid and Chad Terrell will be the returning team’s leading scorers both averaging around 10 points per game last season. Ethan and Chad are both two-year starters with a lot of leadership under their belts. Ethan will be the floor general and be on attack mode throughout the season on both sides of the basketball. Chad will continue to lead the charge on the glass, while being a scorer from all areas on the court. Tyler Spayde is the lone returning senior for the Pack. Tyler Spayde is all around solid leader and does a terrific job leading the backcourt, while making sure the basketball is distributed in a proficient manner. Junior Gunner Williams has taken his game to new heights this year. Gunner has worked tirelessly on his shot and he will be able to spread the court for the Wolfpack with his ability to shoot from the perimeter. McCoy Etienne a returning junior has really developed in terms of skill development. McCoy will have a great year this year as he continues to turn heads on both ends of the floor. Look for newcomer Josh Burke to have an outstanding year as he has already proven he can shoot the basketball and finish at the rim. Sophomore Easton Murphy will bring a spark to the team as he brings a great deal of enthusiasm to the court, along with his improved offensive game. The Wolfpack is also expecting Freshmen Luke Dabbelt, Junior Nick Mathurin, and Junior Jacob Whitehead to contribute with proficiency this season. The Wolfpack will play Blue Collar Basketball as they continue to brand their exciting way of playing the game, while producing a on and off the court program the community can be proud of.
Wolfpack Finishes 2-1 at Parkview Classic Tournament Wins Over Dunwoody and North Springs
The Wolfpack had a very strong start to the season this Thanksgiving Break. The Pack played in the Parkview Classic Tournament where we lost our first contest to a Northview team. After this game we went on a mission on the defensive front playing with enthusiasm and solid technique on this end of the floor. We bounced back to beat North Springs of Atlanta 59 to 41. The very next night we went on to play Dunwoody and got the victory 61 to 57. This effort by our team was fueled in the second half by solid defensive effort and communication as we came back from down 12 late to win the game. We finished the Parkview tournament in 5th place with a record of 2-1 overall. Ethan Reid averaged 17.1 Points Per Game during the classic to earn a spot on the all tournament team. Ethan excelled on both ends of the court during this tournament. Chad Terrell tapped honorable mention honors for all tournament team as he averaged 13.1 points per game to go with his 4 rebounds a contest. Chad did some terrific things throughout the tournament after only having 2 practices before starting the basketball season. Gunner Williams did a proficient job shooting the basketball averaging 9 points a game for the tournament, while Josh Burke also had a hot hand shooting the basketball averaging 8 points a game for the classic. The defensive intensity was brought by McCoy Etienne and Easton Murphy to help give us the spark we needed to get over the hump in the designated games. Tyler Spayde did a terrific job leading the team from a leadership perspective, while Freshmen Luke Dabbelt was also able to contribute in the tournament in a proficient manner. Finally Nick Mathurin played some valuable minutes in the post for the Pack and gave us a much lifted spark from a physicality standpoint in the games. It was a solid finish for the Wolfpack in the Parkview classic!
Congratulations Ethan Reid (All Tournament Team Parkview Classic)
Pack Improves to 3-1 with 59 to 41 Win Over Rockmart
Saturday afternoon we traveled to play one of our rivalry games at Rockmart. Rockmart advanced to the elite eight last year and they always play with a lot of passion. We feed off the enthusiasm we created in the Parkview Thanksgiving Tournament as continued to play with a passion on the defensive end of the floor. We dominated on this side of the basketball and forced Rockmart into committing 21 turnovers compared to our 7. We finished with an overall performance of great defensive engagement, while we shared the basketball and finished on offense. We won the contest 59 to 41 and we had several key contributors on this night. Ethan Reid continued playing proficiently scoring 13 points and grabbing 5 rebounds. Chad Terrell made some big buckets tabbing 12 points and pulling down 6 rebounds. McCoy Etienne scored 10 points, but also was a warrior on the defensive end. McCoy also had 5 deflections for the game. Jacob Whitehead had 8 big points and gave us a huge spark from an energy standpoint. Josh Burke and Gunner Williams both hit some big shots to keep us on a solid pace offensively. Josh scored 8 points, while Gunner added 6 of his own. Tyler Spayde our senior grabbed 7 rebounds and delivered 5 assists. Tyler continues to do the little things to help us take small steps to greatness daily. It was a great win, but now it is time to get ready for a big week of basketball.
Thanks for your support
High School Players Visit Acworth Business Association Luncheon
Junior Ethan Reid
Junior Chad Terrell