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Offense Guides Men to 5-2 Start

November 25, 2013

Cortez Conners  
Cortez Conners is leading the Archers in scoring with
an average of 19.8 points per game early in the
season.

Behind an offense that has eclipsed the 100-point plateau four times, the Archer men’s basketball team is off to a 5-2 start to the year.

The Archers’ offensive attack has been led by guards Cortez Conners (Webster Groves) and Randy Reed II (Crossroads), who are averaging 19.8 and 19.7 points per game, respectively.

Conners, who will attend the University of California-Bakersfield following this season, led all scorers by pouring in 27 points in the Archers’ latest win, a 110-62 victory over Webster University’s junior varsity.

The win also showed a key step forward defensively, an area that had proven troublesome despite the Archers’ offensive output.

“We hadn’t played as well defensively as we wanted, and I thought we did a much better job of that tonight,” Archers head coach Randy Reed said following the win over Webster.

The defensive improvements have come at a good time, as the Archers approach a challenging section of their schedule. The Archers are off until Nov. 30, when they take on Kaskaskia Community College. After playing their final two junior varsity opponents of the season, they will host the STLCC Classic against top area junior colleges on Dec. 8.