Through 22 games, the Dons improved on its three-win 2010-2011 season. The young team went 8-14, while going 2-7 in Orange Empire Conference play, handing division powerhouse Saddleback College its first conference loss.
“We won eight games, that is five more than last year,” said freshman point guard Kevin Ramirez. “It still isn’t enough, but I think we did well.”
High expectations competed with early chemistry troubles, causing the Dons to stumble early in the season.
“At the start nobody thought we would win more than three games,” Ramirez said.
Comprised mostly of freshmen, the team looks ahead instead of dwelling on the current season. Only 25 percent of the team are sophomores.
“Our chemistry is there and we are all excited since a lot of us are coming back,” Ramirez said. “We know how to play with each other now and we all know our roles. That is a positive.”
Chemistry and experience is the foundation the Dons will start off with in the 2012-2013 season.