Senior guard De-Andre Ross scored a game-high 29 points, but that wasn’t enough for the Indian Trail boys basketball to avoid a 76-73 overtime loss at Grafton in the teams’ non-conference season opener Saturday.
“He can do it all. He can hit the 3 and explode to the hoop,” Indian Trail coach Al Anderson said. “He can go right or left hand.”
A year after going 21-5 and finishing in a three-way tie for first place at 12-2 in the always competitive Southeast Conference, the Indian Trail boys basketball team stumbled to a 10-13 overall record and 4-10 SEC mark (seventh) last season.
But third-year coach Al Anderson is optimistic that the arrow is pointing up again for the Hawks in 2016-17, especially after most of their varsity players excelled in a summer league program.