Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 | 2:05 a.m.
The way coach Kevin Soares sees it, Foothill should dominate inside the paint all year.
The Falcons should be one of the bigger teams in the Southeast division behind 6-foot-8 Augy French and 6-foot-6 Zach Ginter in the frontcourt.
“They’ve been with me since their sophomore year and to be quite honest, it’s time for them to step up,” Soares said. “When they get the ball inside, they need to score or get fouled.”
The development of French and Ginter will be key for Foothill repeating last year’s success. The Falcons reached the Sunrise Region Championship last year, losing to Canyon Springs.
“I’m hoping they use that experience and make it a good thing,” Soares said. “We don’t want them panicking in a big situation of a game.”
Soares said Foothill would need to figure out who it could go to in the crucial moments of big games. Evan Roquemore held that distinction the last couple years, but graduated and now plays collegiately for Santa Clara.
“We’ve always had that guy we could rely on to bail us out of trouble,” Soares said. “This year, we don’t have that guy yet. It’s up to whoever wants to accept that responsibility.”
Some candidates for that responsibility include sophomore guard Brannon Cresanto and junior guard Greg Cox.