Shooting for success

     The Skyline basketball team is ready for some action, to say the least.
     “We have a lot of potential,” Shooting Guard Tim Dunham said.
     The Trojans fell short of expectations last year. Entering last season, the team ranked 14th in the statewide preseason poll (7th in Northern California). They finished last season 19-15 overall, 5-5 in conference competition. The team’s effort was good enough for 4th in the Coast (North) Conference, and they ended the regular season 12th in the Northern California rankings.
     “It’s going to be an exciting year,” said small forward Sal Vance.
     The Trojans entered this season looking to build from last season’s early playoffs exit. Going into the Northern California State Playoffs as the 12th seed, and after an impressive first round win over 21st seed Reedley, they lost a heartbreaker to 28th seed Cabrillo in the second round.
     “If we can gel together, we can win,” Vance said. “We will win.”
     With new, incoming players, such as Jameel Jones and Vance, the talent level on the team is as deep as it’s ever been.
     “We can be as good as anybody,” said Tony Raffetto, men’s basketball head coach. “This is the deepest team I’ve ever coached.”