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Chargers Basketball Looks to Win League With Young Team

Jackson Wopat battles for the jump ball at the beginning of the game (Nicole Liu/photo)

Jackson Wopat battles for the jump ball at the beginning of the game (Nicole Liu/photo)

By Dustin Yoo

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Last year, the DP boy’s varsity basketball team lost 8 seniors, 5 of whom were starters (2 of them were also first-team all league). Despite such a loss, the Chargers have their work cut out for them this season.

Coach Joe Zamora is looking to start fresh with a young roster, starting with the youngest player he’s ever put on the varsity team in his entire career, freshman Anthony Trujillo. Zamora says the reason he put him on the team was that, “We watched Anthony play during the summer and watched him play against varsity experienced players. I saw that he could handle the ball and make good decisions with the ball.”

Zamora said that the loss of all the talented seniors from last year has “effected the leadership” and added that “the juniors who are now seniors were pretty much just sitting on the bench last year. So this team has completely changed because we have guys who don’t have much experience.”

Like most coaches for any sport at DP, Zamora says that his goal is to “Get better as a team so that we can challenge other teams and win the Channel League Championship. Another goal is to build confidence and help understand that there are going to be growing pains throughout the season. By the end of the season, I want us to be playing our best basketball [during the playoffs].”

One of varsity’s most talented players Erik Olson sprained his ankle, giving other players like  “Matt Sessler and Eli Wopat, a sophomore,  opportunities to play against seniors. Erik being out will also definitely change up our defensive game plan.”

Zamora looks forward to the development of this new, young team adding, “It’s a fun team, they work hard, and I’m really proud of the team because of all the hard work they’re putting in to become a better team. We had a very tough pre-season tournament, but we were playing VERY good teams. And I also want to put out that DP’s JV and Frosh/Soph teams are playing very well and I can’t wait to watch them as well. That’s the future of Chargers basketball.”

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