Boys' Basketball to challenge Mustangs

By Peter Fusilero
Staff Writer
Going into their 15th game of the season, the Knights have something to prove since never losing a home game in the MSL east since 2007.
They will be up against the Rolling Meadows Mustangs and the game will take place in the Jean Walker field house at Prospect. They will tip off at 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 14, since the MSL had changed all of the eastern division game times.
Of course the rivalry of the Knights and Mustangs will be in the student sections, but Coach John Camardella said that the rivalry on the court will be overlooked.
“Both teams have the best records in the east and I think no matter what the records, even in the years past; the records will pretty much be thrown out,” Camardella said.
The star, senior Mike Latulip who has been averaging 19 points a game will have to go against one of Rolling Meadows best players, senior guard Brian Nelms who has been a varsity player since his freshman year and is scoring very consistently for the Mustangs.
The key to the game, Camardella said, is to set the tempo early, take the game seriously and contain Nelms. Both teams are clearly even with the Knights having an overall record of 9-5 while the Mustangs hold a close 8-4 record.

“We plan to lock up on defense, execute all our plays, be patient and not to let them speed us up,” senior forward Derice Black said.

Overall the game should be interesting with first place in the division on the line.

“We’re starting to learn to play within ourselves and to take the shots we’re looking for and with the leadership of Mike and Brad [Reibel]; keeping the team on track,” Camardella said.