March Madness is just getting started in men’s and women’s college basketball. Although the men’s basketball team lost in the GNAC championship this season, the team had an eventful GNAC tournament run. Relive some of the best moments of the Laser’s tourney run through these photos.
*The 1851 Chronicle recognizes a mistake in the printed version of this story. The quote “If he knows something is going on in your life, he shows his concern. For instance, two seasons ago I had to get knee surgery and he checked up on me,” was printed as being said by junior guard Derek McMahon. McMahon did not say this and the quote has been retracted from the online version of this story. We apologize for the misprint.*
By Danielle Rafuse – Contributing Writer
Men’s basketball coach Aaron Galletta grew up in Hyde Park, N.Y. constantly surrounded by basketball. He never thought it would impact him this much, but he is in his eleventh season as Head Coach at Lasell.
By Ryan Fitzgerald and Shapleigh Webster – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Senior Content Editor
The men’s and women’s basketball teams may not have finished the season the way they envisioned, but both squads celebrated Senior Day last month on February 20, with hard fought efforts and a broken record.
By Lance Forresst – 1851 Staff
The men’s basketball team is on a hot streak. The Lasers hold the second spot in the GNAC with a record of 13-2 in conference play and are 16-6 overall.
By Ryan Fitzgerald – Opinion Editor
Though the season is over, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are already looking forward to improving in the off-season.
The men’s team finished 10-16 overall, with a promising four-game win streak to end the regular season. Unfortunately, they lost in the quarterfinals of the GNAC tournament in overtime to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.
By Lance Forrest – 1851 Staff
The 2014-15 Lasell College men’s basketball team has been selected. The 16 roster spots have been filled. The intense pre-season is over and now it’s time for the team to focus on what is ahead. With only six returners, this year’s team is comprised of mostly transfers and freshmen.
Head Coach Aaron Galletta knows what it’s like to prepare a team that consists of newcomers, realizing there is a buffer period where the players need to come together to form new relationships within the squad. Having five new members from Florida make this process easier.