Expectations high for Laurel Hill boys

Laurel Hill boys basketball

Laurel Hill School freshman basketball player T.J. White will see plenty of playing time for the Hoboes and is battling for a starting position.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 05:54 PM.

LAUREL HILL — Kent Zessin, the longtime boys basketball coach at Laurel Hill School, doesn't shy away from style of plays the Hoboes will employ this year.

Zessin's plan is to make the opposition dread every offensive possession as the Hobo defense applies pressure defense the length of the floor.

"We are not the type of team that is going to walk it down, set it up and play zone defense," he said. "The kids wouldn't play well. The faster the game is and the more defensive pressure the better we are going to play and that's the way we are."

If the first week of the season is and indication of things to come Hobo fans should have plenty to cheer about.

Laurel Hill made short work of Jay and Central with both games using the running clock in the second half as the Hoboes built 35-point leads.

The season is still young, but Zessin doesn't see any real weaknesses with the team.

"We've got a little bit of everything," he said. "We've got a little bit of size. We've got a little bit of speed."

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