Men’s Hoop Ready for Season Tip-off
Cougars Basketball 2019-20 Preview
The HCC men's basketball team will open the 2019-20 season with a 7pm home game this Friday, November 8th. The Cougars will host Southern Maine CC in the second game of a women's and men's basketball double header at the Bartley Center.
Holyoke opens the campaign with an optimistic outlook, returning five players from last year's squad. Joining the sophomores is an eager group of nine freshmen who are ready to make an impact in the Cougars uniform. Returners Michael Castillo (Northampton, MA / Northampton HS) and Jequan Rogers (Springfield, MA / Sabis HS), last season's top scorers, lead a very talented group of Cougar sophomores into the start of the year. Samuel Monette (Springfield, MA / Hampden Charter HS), Cequan Johnson (Springfield, MA / Sci-Tech HS) and Dykwan Hall (Springfield, MA / Sabis HS) round out this strong returning cast.
Holyoke will open the season playing their first pair of games at home before three games on the road. They will close November with two more home games at the Bartley Center. The Cougars look to carry last year's end-of-season momentum into the start of this year after winning five of their final six contests. Let's go Cougars!
Photos: (Main) Rogers dribbles the ball up-court during a home game last season. (Thumbnail) Castillo during the 2018-19 season.