Coach: Scott Graffam (15th year)

Last year’s record: 8-11, lost Eastern A preliminary.

Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Matt Beauchesne (5-8 guard), Dalton Rice (6-4 guard/forward), Luke Davidson (6-4 center), Ben Morton (6-2 guard), Riley Chickering (6-0 guard), Caleb Fillebrown (6-2 guard); Sophomore — Andrew Fleming (6-5 forward).

Key loses: Kenny Lynch (guard), Jake Plummer (center), Ryan Godin (forward), Jordan Croteau (forward).

Promising newcomers: Senior — Dennis Sanborn (6-3 forward); Juniors — Patrick Macro (6-3 forward), Cole Everett (5-9 guard); Sophomores — Jake Beauchesne (6-1 guard/forward), Blake Slicer (5-7 guard), Tyus Ripley (6-2 guard).

Outlook: In a year where the KVAC could be the deepest its been in some time, the Vikings should be one of the most improved teams. Davidson, the leading returning scorer (10.8 ppg) leads a strong senior class. Fleming was one of the top freshmen in the state last year, averaging just under double figures, and adding a couple of inches in height and about 15 pounds to his frame should do nothing to hinder his versatility. Beauchesne, a four-year starter at point guard, can set the tempo at both ends of the floor. The Vikings should avoid the preliminary round and earn their first direct ticket to the tournament since 2005.


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