The Buccs lost virtually their entire varsity team last season to graduation. To make matters worse, the only players with varsity experience was Scott McDade and he was the only senior on the team. The rest of the varsity squad consisted of juniors who have never played a minute of varsity basketball. One junior, Jim Stickey came into the season nursing an ankle injury sustained from football season. Going into the season it appeared as if the Buccs had a long road ahead.
Appearances can be decieving, however. The 1984-85 Buccs may have been raw but they were talented, and good. Bob Huelsman molded his team into winners. He rebuilt a team from the ground up and came away with a 15-8 record and a Sectional Runner-Up trophy. If ever there was a time a coached squeezed every ounce of abilily out of his team, 1984-85 was the time.
Senior Scott McDade led by example and his supporting cast followed. Jarrod Miller let the jump shots fly and it resulted in 363 points (15.8 avg.). Butch Boehringer wasn't far behind with 345 points for 15.0 ponts per game. Butch also controlled the boards with 212 rebounds. McDade was te captain on the floor and held the team together with his solid all-around game. Scott knocked down 184 points, pulled in 127 rebounds and dished out 10 assits. Kurt Locker also was a scoring threat for the Buccs with 150 points. Matt Pond and Jim Stickley played solid defense and distributed the ball with 37 assits each.
Scoring Leaders for the Buccs:
Jarrod Miller 363 pts. 15.8 avg.
Butch Boehringer 345 pts. 15.0 avg.
Scott McDade 194 pts. 8.4 avg.
Kurt Locker 150 pts. 6.5 avg.
Rebounding Leaders for the Buccs:
Butch Boehringer 212
Scott McDade 127
Jarrod Miller 80
Matt Pond 72