After picking up his first win with the Charleston boys basketball program, head coach AJ Alexander is hopeful the Trojans can pick up number two. The Trojans travel to Mahomet-Seymour with another Apollo Conference matchup. Both teams are searching for their second win of the season.
Here is a preview of tonight’s game.
Team Records: Charleston (1-1, 1-1) @ Mahomet-Seymour (1-3, 1-1)
Where: Mahomet-Seymour High School
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at Mahomet-Seymour High School
School Size: Charleston (796), Mahomet-Seymour (943)
JV Tip-Off: 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Tip-Off: 7:30 p.m.
Opponent’s History: Ryan Bosch enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Bulldogs. He owns a combined 61-50 record with the team which includes leading the team to a Regional Championship last year with a 17-15 record. His previous years include records of 12-17, 21-11, and 10-4. Before Bosch, Chad Benedict spent 12 years with the team, going 203-147.
Mahomet-Seymour’s Past Results: Mahomet-Seymour opened the season with a 68-63 loss to Belleville West and a 51-30 loss to Lincoln. The team picked up their first win of the season with a 53-51 win over Mattoon. On Saturday, the team was defeated 76-51 by Mount Zion.
Mahomet-Seymour’s Top Players: It appears that All-Apollo selection Brian Wolters did not come out for basketball this season. The team returns future Illinois football prospect Wyatt Bohm. In the team’s matchup against Mattoon, Bohm scored 10 points. Adam Dyer led the team with 14 points.
Mahomet-Seymour’s Team Stats: Individual stats are not available. The Bulldogs are averaging 49.5 points and allowing 61.5 points per game.
Charleston’s Past Results: Charleston opened the season with a 62-37 loss to Mount Zion. ON Saturday, the team defeated Taylorville 76-69.
Charleston’s Team Stats: In two games, Caleb Oakley leads the team in scoring with 15.0 points per game. William Applegate adds 12.5 points, Luke Bonnestetter at 11.0 points, and James Hess owns 10.0 points per game average. Freshman Tyler Oakley has been putting up significant numbers, including 8.5 points per game.
“Tyler supplied a great spark off the next for us Saturday,” said Alexander. “I knew he has a strong offensive game by working with him throughout the summer. Great to see it come to life in our game Saturday.”
What Charleston Said: “Looking forward to Tuesday’s matchup,” said Alexander. “In order to be successful against Mahomet we are going to have to match their physicality and take care of the basketball much better than we have the last two games. Pretty impressed with Bohm’s inside-out play for MS. Biggest issue right now would be our turnovers. Every turnover is a missed opportunity to score or get a chance at the rim. We need to value those more in order to continue to compete with other Apollo teams.”