WPU Men's Basketball wraps up first season

Group shot of Peace's basketball team

WPU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Claude Shields knew the year would be an uphill battle prior to the season.
Being a team that consists of all first year players on the colligate level, Shields was aware of the fact that the team would lose its fair share of games.
Despite their 5-12 overall record, Shields was impressed with how the team competed throughout the season.
“Overall, I think it was a very positive season just in the fact we got better as we went along,” Shields said. “Obviously, starting out as a brand new team with 15 guys that have not played with each other before is an interesting task and playing college basketball knowing no one has any college basketball experience is a unique experience.”
Guard Tyquan Nolan was a key contributor for William Peace this year averaging 11 points per game and led the team in rebounds with almost eight per contest.
“I felt like the season went pretty good, but could have been better,” said Nolan. “It is still a learning process for the players as well as the coaches. Next year will be a better season because we have a great coaching staff.”
The Pacers will have to adjust to playing a complete schedule being a newly added member to the USA South Conference.
A year’s experience should be beneficial for the team and they will carry their momentum from winning the last two games of the year into next season.

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