Friday, February 12, 2016

The end of the beginning - By Stephanie Coffin

On February 5th the Windham Eagles varsity boys basketball team hosted the Gorham Rams in their last regular season game. The boys knew that if they could win this game a spot in the playoffs was a possibility. This was also senior night as the team honored both Kyle Kilfoil and Zach Lacombe in their last high school varsity boys basketball game.

Both the Eagles and the Rams played strong throughout the game; however, the Rams were able to pull ahead and keep on top of the score board. Eagles senior Kyle Kilfoil walked away with 21 points in his last game as an Eagle and sophomore Nick Curtis added 15 points. Lacombe, Coffin, Gilman and Henderson also contributed in the last game of the season.

As the first season with a new head coach Coach Pulkkinen had this to say about the season. 

“I will never forget this year, being my first year as a head coach and my return to Windham Basketball. When I took the position, I heard a lot about it being a rebuilding year, a year to pay my dues etc. I never believed that and our team never bought into that label. I think a lot of teams throughout the course of the season started to respect what our team was capable of and it’s a testament to the guys we have.

Although our season was cut short there was a lot to be proud of. Coaching our two seniors Kyle Kilfoil and Zach LaCombe was a pleasure. They were two guys who gave their all every day and lead by example. They lead our team night after night with their effort and relentlessness to do whatever it takes for the team to be successful. They will be greatly missed. team gained some valuable experience this season as a young team and a lot of guys contributed. We have a strong set of juniors and talented group of sophomores who are all hungry for next season to start. We created a culture we can now build off and we are all excited to see where this team will be next year at this time. Until then there is a lot of work to do.”

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